Lowenbrau (2348) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 13-01-2015.
In short: malty spicy sweet ale.
Pours hazy dark amber with frothy off white head. Moderate head retention, good lacing. Biscuit, honey, malty and toffee aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite smooth, malty, sweet, some roasty noes, toffee, caramel. Very well balanced, quite enjoyable.
MatthijsE (934) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bopttle @ home. Pours a brownish amber with a offwhite/slightly tan head. Smells of apples, berries, slight hops, spices, bready malt. Flavor is sweet, very malty. Honey and graham cracker, spice, lots of booze, dark fruit.
matthewjk (947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this thing even has some red ale aromas coming off it. Nice and smooth, with some creamy texture. Nice job Anderson Valley. 12oz can pour.
LuckyDog (451) - - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is sweeter than I like, but for what they sweet out to do it’s very good.
Johnstledger8 (25) - IRELAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red with very little head. Not much from the aroma, little bit of sweetness, some forest fruit like notes, no spice on the nose. Taste is initially very sweet, some toffee hints, little bit of spice, very fruity, getting some plum, raspberry, blackcurrant. Smooth, little carbonation. Nice winter beer.
EKGoldings (580) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Mahogany with slight haze. Pours with wicked head, good stability. Aroma is light with no hops, some vanilla. Toffee, vanilla, balanced taste. Beer gets much better when it warms up, more sweetness and vanilla. They did a nice job on this getting it balanced, but I’d drink this cool and not cold to get the flavors.
wekker84 (1640) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel dry fruits spicy citrus and some hops flavor malts caramel spicy dry fruits some caramel hops and malts in the finish
mzaar (1804) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska. Bärnstensfärgad med ett stort smutsvitt skum. Dofter och smaker av gräddkola, malt, hö och örter. Mjuk munkänsla. Liten beska. Lättdrucken, men tämligen tråkig.
Nordcore (1067) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Amber, with a white head. Aroma of malt, hops, flowers and some hay sence. Medium bitter with a dry hippy end.
njnut (290) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured not shaker glass a deep amber with thin tan head. Aroma of carmel malts, toasted bread. Taste of malt, spice, a little nutty. Not as spice flavored as most winters and that was ice for me, enjoyed.