JanEric (1166) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 2014 merry Christmas. Reddish brown, minimal head. Liquorice in aroma and taste, herbs, and sweets. Strange brew, itís like a bit oxidated, some cherry or madera like flavours. not good though.
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle 2015 dark brown with a nice cocoa color head. Aromas of licorice dark chocolate and spice. Taste is caramel spice and a slightly thin mouth feel with a nice roasty finish.
sloshgator (663) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Anchor Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2015 is one great present. Dark pour with a thick off-white head that lasts. Aroma of caramel. Taste is spices and caramel with a smooth finish. Very tasty. Get this gift while it lasts!
Maarten1993 (824) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank 27-1 in Malden with Marieke (working on my new yearís resolutions ;)). Taste is fine, pretty complex. Has a nice finish, winterbeer like. Bit thin though.
lello4ever (512) - ITALY - JAN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Si presenta ambra molto scuro con riflessi rossi. Schiuma beige compatta non molto persistente. Al naso caramello, spezie, dark fruits. Gusto speziato, tostato e ingresso secco. Corpo e carbonazione medi. Interessante.
matty (328) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. 2011 bottle tasted on 2016-01-22. Pours a deep ruby red color with a finger thick tan head. Aroma is heavy of spices, wood and a little bit of alcohol. Medium body, taste is interesting. A combination of malt and spice but I canít put my finger on just one thing. Finish is more of the same. A complex beer.
woodychevy (810) - - JAN 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Just odd in every way. Some debate as to whether bottle is infected and itís a drain pour. Spice and fake wood notes dominate. Malt profile is somewhat sweet but oddly bitter finish. Did not drink.
J_man (890) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donít know how to rate this since it changes every year and I know itís been different in the past (and thought I rated it). This is the 2015 version. Very dark brown with malty, woody aromas and an extremely tenacious foamy tan head. A bit of charred malt and light dark and semi-sweet chocolate in the flavor. Medium bodied and a bit watery. Nice roasty finish. Not the best version, but still a tasty winter brew.
weihenweizen (2893) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. 2015 brown bottle poured into a glass. Opaque dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is nice spice, medium body, low carbonation, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel malt, spice, some and herbal hops. Classic rich tasting brew.
dinkle50 (1265) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with a thin head. Aroma is light with a little spice and grain. Medium bodied. Taste has some spice to it. Yeasty finish. A little chocolate as well.