fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great holiday brew! Great pour with lasting head and lacing throughout. Medium bodied, full of spices like drinking gingerbread. Just the right amount of hops to balance and complete an excellent brew.
LKT1983 (112) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle. What a difference in taste from anything else I’ve had lately. Hard to describe the taste from a sample, but I loved it.
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008. Dark Mahogany color. 2 finger light brown head. smells pretty good, Taste...meh...getting a lot of spices. but not much else, malt and hops seem to cancel each other out. This is a good beer, just not that memorable for me. thin mouthfeel and low to no carbonation.
badnloose (111) - North Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely delicious. Other "Christmas" beers I have had can’t compare. Aromas and flavors of everything one would expect from the season, alternating with each sniff or taste. Aggressive, yet soothing.
DuffLover (111) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 from a 12 oz. bottle. Aroma of nutmeg, ginger, and other spices. Appearance is dark brown with a light tan head. Flavor is spices, black courants, and some toasted malt. Palate is medium. Overall a great seasonal - much better than the overally spiced 2005.
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Each time I drink this beer I like it even more. Pours dark brown with tan head that has pretty decent retention. Aroma is subtle and wonderful, of dry malts and holiday spices. Medium body, complex flavor, that somehow manages to be both warming and refreshing. Very interesting, yet still very drinkable. I’ll buy another six-pack the first chance I get. Absolutely delightful.
lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 - dark brown with large tan head. malty caramel licorice head - nice. flavor is roasted malt, coffee, slight tang from spearmint & nutmeg. nice flavor but the body is a little light for it.
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into lager glass
Aroma: dark fruit cinnamon bit of alcohol gingerbread
Appearance: deep dark brown red. Very hazy. 1 finger head that faded quickly.
Taste: medium sweet medium sour. Light bitter.
Palate: medium body and thin mouthfeel. Slightly slick. Average carbonation. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
Overall: Very good Christmas beer. I like this. I would pick this up next year.
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sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark with a nice brown head. Very spicy and piney flavor with a dry finish.
kragelund (107) - , DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 2012) Pours dark brown with dense head. Bready spicy aroma, Bready malty flavour with undefined spice and bitter finish. Not really my taste