gdubu493 (60) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Quench! Beer in Silver Spring, MD. Poured 12/15/13 into a glass I drink beer in. Appears like a traditional lager. Dark amber in color, almost cloudy brown. Tall, light foamy head. Great hoppy aroma, notes of citrus, orange. Malty taste, burnt, dry. Citrus front end: bitter, spicy back end. Dry palate, more burnt overtones. Overall, mattwilliams81 said it well, "Taste is more malty with just a touch of hop bitterness. Nothing that really stands out about this one." #RespectBeerBrethren
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice dark amber color. Aromas of burnt malts, dark fruit, and some spice. Flavors of caramel, a touch a chocolate and nutmeg?
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a golden amber color with a small white head. The aroma is a giant hop blast. The taste matches the aroma. An excellent beer.
ozzy70 (654) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper with tan head. Aroma was citrus, pine and pepper. Taste was sweet malts and peppery.
Bif (1983) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a decent head. Aroma of pine, citrus, bit of malt sweetness and spice. Taste of malt sweetness, bit of pine and spice. Decent bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, smooth with a hint of the season. Hoped for a bit more in a holiday offering.
Wallaby501 (34) - - DEC 29, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Rather uninspired. Appearance is a cloudy dark gold. Aroma is faint. Taste is rather bland and even slightly off putting with a skunky aftertaste. Very disappointed. Would definitely not recommend.
csaso (2042) - Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 2015, big foamy head, dark copper color, fairly good size pine hop aroma and flavor, moderate bready malt backbone, resiny finish, pretty good overall
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ttoadee (1236) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange/brown pour, finger off white head. Nose is tangerines, hint of booze. Bittersweet. Middle is pine & spruce tips (some bark floating there too), bitter citrus peel, and medium roasted malt. Finish is bitter. Little out of balance.
Sirmixsomewhat (190) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Most winter beers fall in one place for me: the middle. Theyíre typically not ones to teeter to the bad or the great, but this one teeters more toward the former direction and Iím not totally sure why. I guess itís because itís more bitter than a winter beer typically is, but itís not terrible.
sjohnny (481) - - 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.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red. Spruce tree and pine. Very Christmassy. Solid for the gimmick of a holiday beer. Wouldn't get it again.
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