Kco (49) - USA - APR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium amber color, week head minimal lacing. Good balance of hops and malt. Crisp clean finish.
ThisWangsChung (448) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A: Pours a murky mahogany color body with a fleeting one-finger off-white colored head. Lacing is nice, but the glass put a kibosh on its retention (not like people give a crap about head retention, anyways).
S: Black pepper, coriander, nutmeg, and strong citrus notes - seemingly not from hops, but perhaps a bit of orange peel added to the brew? Itís strange, but it somehow works.
T: Ack. This doesnít. Starts off with a one-two punch of black pepper and orange peel (not citrus hoppiness), without a solid malt base to hold it up. The finish is strangely ashy, where the malt backbone goes from nearly non-existent to intrusively burnt. It didnít completely offend my taste buds, it just left them wholly unimpressed.
M: Far too watery on the finish and thin bodied in my opinion. Strong carbonation helps a little bit, but not nearly enough.
O: Aesthetically, itís pretty nice. And I did get it down fairly easy. But, still, itís not a good beer. I give Abita credit for trying something different with their Christmas ale, but Iím thankful this wonít be around for much longer.
BeerSkull (902) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The scent is floral hops and roasted malt. The taste is malty and slightly grainy and harsh with a hint of hops and spices.
coyforce (323) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not terrible but a bit sharp on the tongue. Pours a nice dark brown with a thick white head and a lot of carbonation.
Itzjerm (579) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This really does taste like christmas... or wait no.. it taste like Pinesol. Iíll pass on this one again... the aroma... marginal... everything else. I donít think so. Meaty pine sol... to quote my wife.... GROSS!
Palidor19 (2727) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
strong flavor, but nothing works to well overall. its a harsh toasty malty taste that falls flat towards the end. hops a nice bite but is nothing too special. drinkable but not special
Patrickctenchi (1693) - columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark red-orange with a big, stable cream head...downhill from there, Iím afraid. Aroma is vinyl/rubber....tastes like a generic ice-tea and dishwater, with some cardboard thrown in for kicks. Not recommended AT ALL.
Msavage235 (90) - - FEB 12, 2012
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I was excited about this beer as Abita Turbodog is one of my favorite beers. Pours a cinnamon/copper color with a light tan head that laces the side of the glass rather well. The aroma is pine and hops and is the beers best quality. The mouthfeel is lively due to a lot of carbonation. The taste simply leaves something to be desired. The pine and hop taste does not go very far to entice you and it seems to be missing a little more complexity which would make it more intriguing and fun to drink. I bought a six-pack two months ago and still havenít finished it, donít feel bad passing on it.
anders37 (12756) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty weak caramel flavor. has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
Enjoyit (2914) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear reddish brown of color with a small off white head. An aroma of malt, appels, sweets and weak caramel. A flavor of malt, appels, dry, wood, spice and bread.