doublebock (554) - 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.
weitz15 (533) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heavy on the malts and a hint of spice thrown in. Minimal hop presence, but just not easy on the palate like it should be.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours amber with off-white head and foamy lacing. Notes of pine mostly. Tastes of pine mostly.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 This brew poured up a dark amber colored body with a one-finger thick off-white colored head; moderate retention and minimal lacing. Aromas of citrusy hops, harvest spices (nutmeg, etc.) and orange zest. Flavors are rather bland making this brew a good chugger/quaffer for those into that sort of drinking style. Near medium-bodied, watered-down with a bland and tasteless finish. I was a bit dismayed at this brew and hope that future runs will improve. NOTE: This was the 2010 release.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed on tap at the Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone. What a great bar!! It goes around and around. Do you know how many famous people have sat at/in that bar? TONS!! Great spot for a drink when youíre in NOLA. The beer was malty, light to medium sweet, hint of caramel.
sjohnny (499) - - NOV 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like a Christmas tree....so it's got that. Pours a cloudy reddish honey amber with a thick foamy very light tan head. Pine, earth, bitter finish. Thin mouthfeel. It's not bad or anything.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a rather nice Christmas ale. Iíve thus far liked all the Christmas ales Iíve had. A nice dark chocolatey flavor with a sweet aroma--smells of cinnamon and chocolate. Youíll like this. Check it out.
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 didnít blend well. seems like two beers put together that arenít 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.
TattooJack (494) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I donít think this beer was in season, the best before date was marked 3/14/12 (bought on 9/7/14) I didnít see that until after I finished the 6-pack. Nice brown ale, hope I donít die.
benpickens (481) - Camarillo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber; hips dominates the nose with citrus and pine; hoppy oily bitter finish; tastes like an American pale ale.