ttroha (490) - Americus, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from a friend. Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma of holiday spices and malt. Tastes like a nice, hearty English ale with a bit of kick to it. Has bitter hops and tangy hops. Medium bodied and lots of carbonation. A really good holiday brew.
thegreenrooster (3930) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a cola brown with a small tan head. Aroma has an ample amount of cinnamon and clove with probably some nutmeg thrown in there. Flavor is of course spice but they kind of get muddled together with a heavy and sweet malt and also a fair amount of alcohol. Finish leaves a spice with a little cocoa on the tongue. This beer gets some horrible ratings on here for some unknown reason. It is as advertised, a spiced winter beer. Maybe a bit to sweet and boozy but it still has a nice spicy flavor.
rick_91709 (352) - USA - NOV 30, 2015
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured from a can. Dark reddish brown. Big tan head. Lots of lacing. Some spices in the aroma. Tastes like a rancid Coke.
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SFtaster (63) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can into a chilled tall glass. Served with pork and mushroom gravy on a cold rainy night. Another tasty seasonal offering from 21st Amendment. Dark, malty, not too spicy, and enough hops to balance - a perfect beer for the longer nights of winter. Clocking in at 7.9% ABV, this is definitely NOT a session beer. Rather, this ale pairs well with hearty dishes like beef stew, pork chops, and mashed potatoes. A couple of these cans will keep the holidays very cheery.
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can to snifter. Appearance is Deep dark reddish brown, like mahogany. Big creamy head, off white. Aroma is clove, nutmeg, orange, roasted chestnuts, honey, Brown sugar. Taste is honey, fig, date, raisin,pecans. Like a liquid mincemeat pie. Delicious. Low carbonation, but creamy and smooth. Quickly becoming one of my holiday favorites. We’ll see how it fares in the upcoming blind holiday beer tasting. I can almost hear FDR on the radio.
arn8897 (296) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of hops. Taste of hops and some spice. Not bad but nothing special.
ryecatcher (1304) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bullshit political comments aside (FDR had nothing to do with this beer... and regardless he was wayyy better than anyone who has been president since -- just sayin), this is a boring and uninspired holiday beer from a brewery that is hit or miss. Tastes like it’s trying to be Great Lakes Christmas or Avery Jubilation... but fails in both. The body is too thin, the spices stale. If Santa left this under my tree, I’d punch him in the neck.
crossovert (10986) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
355ml can. Hearkening back to a terrible president and terrible era of the US. Why? Aroma is hops, brown sugar, and some pumpkin pie. Tastes liek a rubbermaid full of christmas things, tastes christmassy ill give em that.
stevoj (3771) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Winco. A pretty solid brew, I’m sensing an English ale under the spice bouquet. Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla all present, as accents, not overdone. Solid malt body carries it well. Body a bit thin, lets see where this goes with a little warmth.
kingaugusta (209) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours medium brown and clear. nose is weak a little bit of raisins and alcohol. flavor is similarly lacking and generic with just a hint of herbs and brown sugar. drinkable but boring