SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is alright, color of honey...a "dark ale"? Aroma of sweet celery/vegetable. Taste was creamy yet spicy....drinkable, but not addictive.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Batch 2002: This is like a mildly spiced vienna and really isnít all that good.
Panzuriel (1190) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a nice winter seasonal. I like this beer because itís not spiced out of control like some Winter seasonals. Just a little undetermined spicy zing and a nice sweet & malty aftertaste mark this beer as a good brew for a cold winter day.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Donít drink this holiday disappointment.
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
You might notice that Louisiana beers (dixi, acadiana) tend to have a cider taste to them somehow. I donít know if they keep them in cider barrels or what, but Abita typicaly doesnít have that distinction. This particular seasonal abita beer (after fall fest and before red ale) does have that distinction and is particularly good during christmas time. Itís aftertaste tastes like you drank out of a can, but the initial taste makes up for that fault. I prefer to drink it with something sweet like a desert, but it is definatly not something I would like to drink all day. Do give it a shot.
DuffManOhYeah (132) - USA - MAY 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly bitter, but still pretty nice.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 25, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light copper with a thin white head. Toasted malts in the nose with some metallic hints. Metallic twang to the thinnish body with some citrus, atop a nice toasted malt profile which goes deep. Decent Vienna mild but a worthless winter seasonal.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2000
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look forward to this years brew, last years was good, nice and malty, with a underlying hop floral essence.