mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. okay so basically as far as I can tell they took the amber and added more hops to the brewing process. unfortunatly it didn’t blend well. seems like two beers put together that aren’t big fans of each other. strong caramel and floral aroma. flavor is lightly bitter throughout. not a bad beer but not a successful attemp either.
wshores (58) - Saltillo, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
unusual cloudy orangeish color, slight spicy aroma, flavor is ok with a strange spicy flavor. Hope its better next year
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: XXX-mas Ale
slightly hazy amber, clear deep ruby red
Name: XXX-mas Ale
whispy tan head, malty with a slight spicy aroma, high malt flavor with lots of bitterness and a just a touch of spicy floral hops
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
doublebock (514) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange appearance, sweet nose. Malty taste with orange peel. Piney blandish aftertaste. 28%??? Naw, the sweet maltiness deserves a better rating though it does not have the spicycomplexity of a xmas ale.
b33r (685) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown color with a small off-white head and no lacing. Malty and fruity aroma. Flavor is sour and malty. Spices/herbs don’t seem to blend well.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled on 1/21/07: Pours a hazy copper brown with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Sweet honeyed wheat aroma has a hint of cherries and earthy hops. Body starts fairly full with a hint of pale malty sweetnes, some light earthy bitterness and a faint touch of seasonal spice. Overall pretty weak in flavor and bland.
beerbill (3538) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 19, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a moderate head that faded away after a few minutes. Very light aroma of malt and caramel. Almost immediately, there is a dry bitterness that kicks in, but the beer itself lacks any flavor. A bit thin. Disappointing.
onehotsexychic (101) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprisingly tasty (not always a big fan of the Christmas Ales) not super strong just a good overall flavor.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
smooth offering. Much easier to drink than many christmas ales that I’ve suffered lately. I have to say, they know how to brew beer in Covington, LA
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
not bad. not fantastic. some spice, worth a winter try and that’s about it.