Bgarnreiter (53) - Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep red, with off white head with fair lacing. smells hoppy, citrusy, carmel, and piney. tastes rainsin, bitter hops and malty goodness. boozy undertones on the back end. honestly, im just enjoying the heck outta this!
Gluepot (30) - CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lovely imperial red. Was pleasantly surprised that this is not another "Christmas cake" seasonal ale. The well balanced hop and malt nose carries through to the taste profile. Fruity hops, bready malt with a nice touch of caramel, hints of nutmeg and cloves all work together for a great winter beer.
Jorn69 (459) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (129:-). Tack Linda! Karamell, grapefrukt, tallbarr, kakao, vanilj, lakrits, torkad frukt, en hel del söta toner, medelfyllig. Avslutningen är torr, besk och lång.
Aries (12) - Verona, ITALY - FEB 28, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Faced with this masterpiece there are a few things to say, aroma and flavor in perfect balance, hints of tropical fruit, caramel, pine resin and light but essential hints of custard. One of the masterpieces of Alesmith and the U.S., the highest grade.
g_georgiou (112) - CYPRUS - FEB 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber body with a thick tan head. Pine stands out in the aroma. Caramel, fruity and grassy. Taste is medium sweet with light bitterness. Full body with soft carbonation. A bit of a bitter finish but not too bitter. Really nice.
ttroha (147) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Bottle. Dark red in color with thin white head. Aroma of citrus, toffee and nutmeg. Taste of hops, fruit and caramel and nutmeg. Aftertaste of bitter hops. The perfect holiday beer.
Wittales (550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance was hazy mahanony gold with diminishing off white creamy 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are slight bready roasted caramel malts upfront then gives way to some pine and citrus fruits, no alcohol. Taste are malt upfront with toffee, toasted sweet bread. Then sticky pine, grapefruit, orange and hints of lemon and clove, alcohol well hidden. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium-full body, then a lasting citrusy slightly dry finish. A wonderful IPA red, yummy.
Finn (3756) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske 0,65l. Gave fra Rune. Drukket på RV124 31 Des 13. Mørk amber. Høyt sammensatt pent skum som varer lenge. Litt lacing. God fruktaroma. Fersken. Smaken bra balansert. Plommer & svisker. Behagelig syrlig & bitter etter hvert.
tom10101 (2079) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (22 oz). Dark caramel color with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, resinous hops, grapefruit, sweetness and light alcohol. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet (cloying) with a huge caramel/malt presence, pine, grapefruit, light alcohol and a moderate bitter finish. Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. I usually love AleSmith, but this one is not complex, lack of balance and isn’t drinkable.
Unde (259) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruby red beer with thick and big head and leaves huge amounts of lacing to the glass. Aroma has grapefruits, pines, syrup and toffee sweetness and some anise or other spices. Taste is salty with licorice, sweet caramel malty , and in the end there is bitter grapes and pines. Oily smooth texture, and surprisingly low carbonation. Excellent beer again from Alesmith.
ThirstyBird (1001) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old review from ’10. Thanks to RomanW70 for sharing this one!! Appears hazy amber with a tan head. Nice lacing. Smells of caramel, pine, grapefruit. Taste follows the nose on this one. Medium in body with beautiful carbonation that leaves this beer a wonderful silky quaff. Overall a delicious and very drinkable beer.