Theis (14978) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Roasted, nice fruity, nice malty, berries, chocolate, ok hoppy, coffee notes, nice balance.
MacBoost (1729) - Penfield, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber with little head. Aromas of (believe it or not), citrus hops, caramel and cookie dough. Taste is bready caramel with a nice dash of bittering hops. Finish is bitter and semi-dry with a generous amount of hops. This is way better than I expected.
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with a hint of orange when held to the light. Disipating light tan head. Mild caramel and lightly toasted malt aromas. Lots of malt character to this one. Dark caramel, light peat and Just enough hops to keep this honest. Smooth feel. Linger is all toasty malt. A nice brew. Thanks to DocLock for this one.
ryan425 (2) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 28, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A beautiful beer in the glass. Its not really fair to rate this brew though because they change the recipe every year.
Very malty with a slight bite and a little spice. A great beer to enjoy by the fire!
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle of 2006 version. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep amber color, with a soapy, tan head that fades, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is inviting, with aromas of light toast, nuts, and caramel. The palate is lean, with some light toffee, toasty, and light nutty malt flavor. Abita Christmas Ale finishes with more toffee, toasty, and nutty flavor up front, then ends with some grassy hop bitterenes to balance the sweetness of this beer. All and all a tasty, malty ale, but not the most impressive of the Christmas beers out there. I could detect no spice notes in nose, palate, or finish, so I don’t think Abita spiced this year’s version. Nice easy drinking Christmas Ale, one you could enjoy a few of.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with basically no head. Nose is mildly leafy and earthy, though not very firm. Flavor is leafy and earthy. Smooth and even. Seems to be a touch of vanilla on the back side. Feel is a bit crisp with the carbonation and the liquid is decently smooth. An easy drinker. Can’t really say it has a mass of character or is overly interesting. But it’s nice to drink.
Finhead (1565) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear reddish brown pour with medium off-white head. The aroma is very complex with caramel, vanilla, and nuts. The taste is also a caramel and nut malt with some hop bite in the finish. The texture is sort of oily and the carbonation is very soft.
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Minty pine aroma with some sweep malt and dried fruit. There’s a hint of some barnyard smells mixed in. Dark ruby brown in color... simply gorgeous. Malt flavor with a hint of sweet cherries and minty hops. Overall, a nice beer, smooth and not heavy at all.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ale Wife. Attractive red copper with a fair lasting head. Aroma of malt and a light level of darker spice. Woody flavour with some molasses and spruce. Hoppy light bodied ale.
nuplastikk (5682) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 12oz bottle. Filtered amber-brown. Steady, soapy off-white/beige head. A pretty solid Amber Ale, quite hop forward. Some spices Id assume, but they are pretty well integrated, maybe adding a touch of cinnamon bite. Rather flavorful, but kind of a watery backbone. Sugary caramel, candy orange hops. Vanilla tinged fruity pungency of the amber malt. OK.