andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber colour with some off white head. Aromas of caramel, spice, sweet, straw. Flavours of spice, caramel, fruity, toasty, bit of a booze taste.
bytemesis (1422) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange-amber with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no real lacing. Aroma is quite light with notes of caramel, spices. Flavor is light to medium sweet and spiced, minimal bitterness. No real notes of spruce apparent to me, except maybe in the far finish. Interesting beer, but nothing special
Caytinator (577) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Nice pour, small irregular head, good lacing, copper color. Smells of parsnips and barnyard aromas, also a little sweet. Taste is mature, woody, a little more toasty/burnt than others of the style. Slightly alcoholic tinge, light on the spice. Good palate/body. Very well done, a nice different take on a winter beer.
Gerbeer (859) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper color with medium head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of biscuits, hay, and golden raisins. Fruity flavors of raspberry and strawberry , along with light malts and cereal. Not what I was expecting. Interesting.
jerseyjohn71 (73) - barry, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
eatch winter ale is diffrent to me ,,,this one is nice and drinkable [to me] who knew spruce tips were so good ,,,,,,,,,,
ccex (799) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours a clear orange amber with tiny off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is not strong, but has touches of spruce, raspberries, caramel malt and straw. Taste is sweet without the hoppy balance I was expecting. Long fruity finish. Body is light without much carbonation. Easily drinkable and not bad at all.
Witzend (17) - - DEC 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tried this by my son suggestion it has a great color kind of suit for my taste but very easy drinking
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EvilPuppet99 (22) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
What you expect in a winter beer. Could be better but it is better than average. Very finishable if you enjoy a winter cast ale.
dreadnord (1000) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden brown with next to no head. The nose is fruity, piney, caramel and straw. The taste is to sweet, not enough bitter to balance it out. Itís there, just not big enough. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is light and the finish is long.
krisolson (57) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A much lighter winter ale. Nice golden color with a sweeter aroma. Nice hoppy flavor but leaves a bad after taste.