GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish-brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, nutty and some spices. Taste is roasted malt, nutty and faint spices.
queenholly (2413) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Piney/spicy hops and caramel malt aroma. Chestnut with a moderate tan head. Pine/spicy hops, some caramel malt, and a weird metallic finish. Medium body and carbonation.
cards04 (1202) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
strange beer. Didnít taste a lot of Christmas in this. Smelled like burnt gingerbread cookies. Tasted like burnt sugar or dough...some roasty malts...interesting...weird. below average.
ozarkspops (289) - - NOV 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Christmas 2012. Dark brown/copper color. Medium tan head. Fairly clear. Floral hop aroma. Medium body with high carbonation. Hop bitterness at the start of the flavor finishing with caramel malt. ---Rated via iPhone
Onionkid (349) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hoppy and caramel aroma. Similar taste. Little bit fruity and malty in the flavor as well, but overall it tastes incredibly watered down. Really bland, not a fan whatsoever. 6.1% alcohol.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Skip this yearís recipe, disappointing. Dull brown color. It was thin for a x-mas ale, I didnít smell much spice in the aroma; instead, it was offensive, sweaty gym bag. Hoppy, a little pungent.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best by 3-2-13Deep amber colored beer with an exuberent, sticky, frothy egg shell colored head. Odd dusty, green grass nose. Some caramel sweetness and some odd wet burnt toast flavors. I donít know if it is burnt brown sugar. cooked carrots or what, but there is something odd in here. Long, grassy hop finish. This is an odd beer.
Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 bottle? No date but I bought it and am drinking it on 31 Oct 2012.
Two fingers of head. Dark brown body, barely transparent.
Smells like toffee, nutmeg and pine.
Stronger bitterness, mildly malty without any serious sweetness.
Soft and fizzy texture. Medium body.
Pretty good Christmas Ale. A good "Christmas" smell but without the weird spice flavors.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled from Systembolaget dec11
Clear amber. Tan head.
Sweet, creamy aroma with caramelle and red berries.
Light body with a harsh mouthfeel and light bitterness.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber. Tastes of earthy Christmas spices and hops. Slight hints of caramel.