raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes the ’08 &’09 and they are very very different. The ’08 is more like a stout and the ’09 is more like an spiced ale. Similar flavor profiles, very different in the body and carbonation. Looking forward to the ’12!
boto (1943) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 Bottle: This one pours a cloudy, dark amber color. There was a finger of a light tan head. Some lacing. Good nose. Malts, holiday spices are the most predominate. Getting some dark fruits also. The taste is very good. Very rich malt body, with just a bit of sweetness, Subdues holiday spices, maybe some orange, a touch of earthy hops. Very Nice!
sturmthis (857) - Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 version. On draft and the 2 L bottle. Dark brown with one finger head. Aroma of pine, spices (nut meg). Really well done and different from the more cinnamon christmas beers.
rdixon77 (1452) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Enjoy this one when I get it round the season. Dark tan. Pine, vanilla, earth, clove, spices. Medium bodied and not overly spiced.
airrick2003 (659) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: light tan head, the beer is a very nice brown color that's transparent around the edges, some maroon hues in there
Aroma: caramel malt, spicy, maybe a bit of lemon, potpourri
Taste: spicy, some sweet caramel malt, even some bitterness on the finish
Palate: lively carbonation, slight bitterness on the finish, medium mouthfeel
Overall: this beer does remind me of Christmas, pumpkin pie, potpourri, warm spice are all in there, this is the 2014 version
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nihtila (1496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
17.2.2015. Spicy nose. Flavour has cloves, ginger, cinnamon, sugar candies, dark fruits. It really is spiced beer. Decent in small amounts.
Beeracolyte (49) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Piwo kupione w Piwo Regionalne Katowice na Mariackiej. Edycja na 2014 rok. Ciemne piwo z rubinowymi refleksjami. Piana ?adnie budzi szk?o, chocia? jest obecna tylko w postaci kr??ka. Przyprawowowy aromat - go?dziki,cynamon, ga?ka muszkata?owa, any?(chyba) i jaka? mniej s?odka przyprawa. Smak to jeden wielki festiwal przypraw. Jest piernikowy ale same piwo jest wytrawne. Poza przyprawami w tle czu? lekk? ciasteczkowo?? od s?odów. Bardzo z?o?one i bardzo dobre piwo.
biirusaikou (1013) - - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toffee, gingerbread, licorice, hints of alcohol, bitter coffee finish. Does have most qualities of a classic xmas brew, but somehow a bit unbalanced, specially by Anchor standards.
ninecats (300) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog, Christmas 2014. Bottle. Dark brown with two finger tan head, dissipates quickly leaving some lacings. Wonderful aroma of pine needles, vanilla, spices, liquorice, malt. Taste about the same with a dry finish. Medium body, light to medium carbo.
Towey1989 (419) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 Keg at Brewdog Camden. A slightly hazy deep brown colour with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, aniseed, caramel and nutmeg. Taste of roasted malts, herbs, spice, liquorice and nutmeg. Light bodied and a watery texture. A crisp, herbal finish. Little thin but nice flavours.
njnut (339) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to lager glass a bottle brown with huge tan head that lasted. Plenty of tan lace. Aroma was a wonderful spice infused malt that was not overbearing. Really a nice change from the pumpkin spice bombs of the fall. There were notes of spice, vanilla, malt, and clove in the taste. Well done and something that changes a bit year to year and I look foward to it.