kevinator (976) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average for the style. Caramel and malt aroma. Light shade of brown with a minimal head. Lighter than average weight with good carbonation. Nothing overly unique. Sweet malts with a little nuttiness. Not a significant amount of hops presence. Seemed English. Average beer from a good brewery.
EdInSaltLake (652) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel/sweet, Cherry syrup, pine aroma. Sweet, light caramel malt flaovr, with some nice biscuit flavor in the finish. Cherry syrup flavor. Quite a bit of floral flavor, and a little pine and coriander-ish spice.
markducommun (224) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange-goldenrod color, with small tan head. Pine resin nose, slight bitterness with a pleasant honey sweetness becoming the most prominent flavor. Light to mid body, crisp acidity and mid carbonation. Decent and mildly interesting ale.
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maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nose is fairly strong, with quite a bit of dark fruit in there and what is almost some christmas tree notes. Taste is a little sweet, and definitely has some dark fig in there. Odd. Not what I expected from a winter ale...
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best by 14APR12
A: copper with a fleeting finger of white foam. This leaves a broken sheet of the same. Spotty lace. Excellent clarity.
S: Sweet, marzen style malts with a little bitterness to it.
T: Tastes like a Marzen oktoberfestbier with a hint of wood (spruce apparently). Nothing special.
M: Thin and smooth with light carb. Nice feel.
O: I seem to remember this being more satisfying in the past - must be my palate.
Serving type: bottle
Chadski4 (119) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted, slightly alcoholic aroma with very little head retention or lacing. Distinct, pleasant flavor at the start that may become a little forced by the end of the bottle. Proper serving temp a must.
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt nose with a heavy brown sugar palate. Warm spices are a nice touch but overall It seems one dimensional.
brewbattles (40) - - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
We did a blind taste test between this and 4 other Winter Seasonals to objectively determine which one was best. They beers were: Deschutes Jubelale, Anderson Valley Boont Winter Solstice, Big Sky Powder Hound, Alaskan Winter Ale, and Redhook Winterhook. Check it out:
strap (437) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light caramel pour with no head. Slight spruce aroma. Hints of brown sugar. Smooth and very quaffable. Light for a winter brew
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Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper, two finger white head.
Smell juicy fruity, citrus and red fruity rum cake.
Taste slightly rotten fruit, no hop resence to speak of