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.
akoeninger (153) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color. Sweet malt smell. Taste is malty with a some piney flavor, though not as pronounced as Iíd hope. More body than expected with a long finish. Pretty good, would love to try in draft.
csaso (930) - Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - fair size foamy head, medium copper color, sweet spruce aroma and flavor, especially on the taste side, really good and different
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Sledutah (3172) - Utah, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Mike
Appearance: Clear golden with no head or lacing
Aroma: Sweet spruce
Taste: Candy, waxy sweetness
MikeJslc (467) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange, clear. thin white head. Aroma of grainy malt with corn-like sweetness. Flavor of grainy malt candi sweetness, corn-like character. Not picking up on spruce.
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thooper41 (539) - Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle: Appearance is deep brown with minimal head. Aroma is of bland malt. Taste is a nice mixture of yeast, malt and spices.
nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a clear orange amber with some clumpy, white head. A fair amount of spruce in the nose, some pine but far from hoppy, malt, cracker. Flavor is malty, orange, some spruce, a little dusty, some light spice but nothing definable. Medium bodied, dry finish.
trujahwarrior (259) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head that faded quickly. Smells of biscuit, spruce and caramel. Tastes of spices, caramel, and spruce and a sweet fruit flavor. Mouthfeel is medium and syrupy, with pretty good chewy carbonation. Overall this is a great tasting winter ale. Pretty solid all around besides appearance.
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber pour with cream-colored head. Aroma is rather faint - some spruce, caramel and fruit. Taste is quite sweet, lots of fruit and some light spruce. Virtually no bitterness or hop notes in this. Iím not a huge fan of real sweet brews, but this one is quite good.
Reimer96 (581) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber with a small white ring. Aroma of caramel, spruce & biscuit. Taste is toasty cereal with a bunch of spices. Feels a bit warm on the tongue but not overwhelming. Easy drinking winter warmer.
andrewturba (446) - 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.