Jurgen (7) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2003 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, muddy, thin head. The aroma is unique; medicinal, ginger with some herb and/or pine scent. It reminds me of something, but I can't say what; the closest thing I can think of is an old tonic called Geritol. The taste is as different as the aroma; clean, but medicinal. Not a beer I would choose to drink again.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well it's spicy, very spicy, just too damn spicy. Just can't enjoy any subdued characteristics. I simply could not finish the bottle and even gave the beer a second chance, still not my cup of tea (or bottle of beer). Gave the other four away in a holiday sampler I made, so disappointed
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark, thick, long-lasting head. Smells like pine. Tastes like pine, dates. Has a strange, hoppy finish that lingers for hours. This is a well made specialty beer but I couldnít see drinking more than one (a season).
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
I like some spiced beers--depends on the balance. Didnít like this at all. Hint of licorice that I really disliked.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 19, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It's a pine tree in a bottle... I will hear no argument!!! The appearance was nice, but thats about where my curiosity ceased... I smelled the aroma... i knew i had smelled it before.... but i couldsnt identify it.... IT WAS THE ODOR OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE I HAD PUT UP THE DAY BEFORE!!!! Sadly... the taste reflected the flavor to an astonishing degree...
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2003
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Well, it was 2.99 a six pack but very old (it was bought in April). I drank it warm, and i have to say it was terrible. I am not a fan of the winter spiced beers, but this was one was especially bad. Poured it down the drain and threw out the rest. Looking at the rest of these ratings I must be on crack.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A black beer with a reddish shine and a light brown though fast disappearing head. The aroma is weird of spruce, oranges, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and eucalyptus. The flavor is weird too with the same notes as the aroma.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown with some red hints and a tan head that started kind of big and ended as a ring. The aroma contains some nice spice notes, a bit of cinnamon. However, the aroma also has a ton of age on it and has a rusty pipe hint to it that at some points overwhelm the aroma, and other times is hidden in the background. The body is just as I remember all other OSAís to be, but has some graininess to it. The flavour is mixed, like the aroma, between some gross old rust and tons of Christmas spice, gingerbread, and such. I think 4 years is a but much as far as age is concerned on this one...
Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2004
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looked great,deep brown with a barely visible head. Smelled of X-mas thru and thru. Too bad it tasted like a cross between a bad porter and a fucking X-mas wreath. Yuck.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 25, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Spicy ginger and cinnamon nose with a dark brown color and almost no head. Flavor is similar to the aroma. Very strong spice and ginger flavor that reminds me of ginger root beer that leaves an over powering aftertaste. Too much spice and not enough balance for my taste.