CarlJonas (209) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 2011 ed. Dark ruby red, beige foam that really sticks to the glass. Weak malty aroma. The taste is rather sweet and a little burnt. Okay, I guess. Reminds me of classic Swedish Christmas beers, though they’re usually lagers in the Vienna style.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - DEC 22, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. amber pour, minimal white head, very light nose and body. not too much going on for me.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish brown w/ small tan head that fades to a small ring leaving good lacing. Aromas of evergreen, cat pee, nutmeg, herbs and some caramel hops. Med body w/ rounded mouthfeel and ample carbs. Smooth but lively. Flavors are solid malt backbone w/ piney hops bitterness. Similar to an amber w/ some spice rounding it out. A decent brew that would be easy to knock back a few of. Doesn’t really stand out, but enjoyable.
Cajun (197) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle given to me by Boudreaux. Dark amber color with creamy white head. Notes of malty grain, caramel, fruit, slight hops. Citrus and sour biscuit dough flavors, combined with a bitter hops aftertaste. Spice and light fruit round it out. Not as watery to me, as others have suggested. Not a powerful winter brew, but not drain pour by any means. Decent.
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red/amber/copper color with a nice thick off white head. Hung around for a few minutes to leave a small film across the top. The beer is mostly clear with burnt orange highlights at the bottom. Some lacing left on the glass. Some floral and citrus hops strike me first in the nose. Picking up some peach and what smells like cinnamon and gingerbread. A bit of orange in there also. The malt is of a darker tone. Some of the citrus hops at first with the flavor followed by the cinnamon. Ther gingerbread melds nicely with another sort of spice that I can’t indentify right off. Seemingly well balanced and enjoyable. Medium body mouthfeel. A tad bit watery. Was smooth and relatively crisp. Left a little to be desired on the palate. This is an easily drinkable beer. Worth a try if you get the chance. I did like the taste very well and it seemed to hit the spot, as far as for Christmas spirit. This would be nice with sugar cookies I think. Glad I got to sample it.
slakemythirst (189) - - DEC 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doften avslöjar blommig humle. Kroppen är klen men ganska intensiv och denne upplevs enbart i nån nanosekund för att sedan försvinna i vattniga lätt bittra toner. Den gör sig icke som en "lay back in the sofa- öl" utan fyller säkerligen sin roll som törstsläckare mellan köttbullarna bättre. Slutsats: Godkänd..men den har potential som Abita Brewing Co bör jobba vidare på.
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Got minimal aroma from this dark brown beer. Has a sweet, caramel/malt and light chocolate flavor balanced by citrusy American hops. A vague hint of spices present. Watery finish. This one was a disappointment.
Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber. Aroma was mild toasted malt. I tasted a brief sweetness along with nuts and malt. The finish was crisp and dry, kind of watery. Not very spicy, I expected more nutmeg or something. The bottle I had was a few years old i think so that might be why.
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.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The taste of this ale was very thick and malty with elemnts of syrup and caramel with the aftertaste lingering. The aroma was a bit of cinammon and nutmeg maybe, very minimal, with a drak brown orange coloring. Interesting beer but not one of my favorites. The taste was not that bad but a bit overpowering on the syrup/caramel taste.