branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2009
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours brown, clear color with a small, frothy brownish head. Lacing is moderate. Aromas of brown sugar, molasses, and butterscotch. Palate is medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a long finish. Tastes of a strange combination of weird sugar, sours, and a strange aftertaste. You cannot drink this beer without making a very funny face.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 13, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Opaque brown pour, low head and lace. Peppery alcoholic aroma. Strange orange peel with green apple, spicy, pepper. Thick and slightly unpleasant. A hint of cinnamon, I think they were going for a hot apple cider flavor, could be worse.
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Stockholm, Sweden. Pours an amber with a thick foam. Aroma has some sweet tropical notes. Taste is bland, slightly bitter and a little sweet. Boring beer, nothing special at all.
popephred (249) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(2007 Season) Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Produced a slightly cloudy amber body with a small off-white head which quickly diminished to a white ring. A light, but not unpleasant nose with notes of chocolate and hops. This ale has a light bitterness with fairly decent mouthfeel (medium body and carbonation). This seems to be a fairly well balanced ale with good hops and heavily toasted coffee notes at the end, though it is somewhat overpowered by the carbonation. This ale seemed to improve as the it warmed which brought out it’s character. Not bad at all.
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 bottle, liquorloft tallahassee. aroma is spices and light hops. The taste was great, a blend of refreshing nonoffensive spices and malt. oranges, light wood, cinnamon, with a light but spicy orange finish. light body with plenty of carbonation.
twindog (245) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma of this beer is very light hop , for this beer likes are deceiving the flavor for this beer is absent . the hops are there on the palate but leaves you mouth very quick overall this not the best christmas ale. but diffidently drinkable
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours rich, dark burgundy w/ a very small head. Aroma of wheaty musk, but not much else. Flavour is a little bitter, but no christmas ale characteristics. A little sweet, toasted malt, but no cinnamon, apples, honey, etc.
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle. Nice amber color with decent head. Malty flavors with a hoppy finish. Nothing great about this one. Not very well balanced. Better the colder it is. Doesn’t say much for flavors.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beige head on an amber colored body. Rich caremel aroma with hints of honey and citrus. Taste is a dissapointment, very dry, and none of the nice things i found in the aroma. Mouthfeel is bit thin, and co2 is medium. Boring.
sepia5 (234) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2010 silver label. Pours a deep amber red with a small white head. Nose is sweet malt. Taste is pretty lackluster, flat, lifeless and bland. There’s a bit of cinnamon in there and the malt provides a bit of sweetness. Unfortunately, there seems to be a slightly offensive aftertaste akin to what I get from diet pop. Not an awful beer, but certainly not something I’d drink again.