ectotherm (12) - farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I loved the spice overtones. Opening the bottle however was a mess. Either a bottle that was way past the winter season or the chemistry missed. After everything settled down it was a pleasing glass if beer, I did like the dark fruit notes. I did try summer solstice at the sametime and from the same vendor, they both tasted roughly that same and opened with a towel doing most of the consuming. I would definitely like to get closer to the source to make my final decision. The other beverages in the portfolio besides summer and winter, are grab a six pack, a lawn chair and watch the cars go by.
skoll (415) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark amber , bit light coming trough , Small white head. Bit sweet, malty smell . some hops . taste is very sweet, nice citrus flavors Crispy mouthfeel , reminding at sugar .. bit thin, but taste is intense enough . some spices
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Better than I expected but overrated nonetheless. Has a nice vanilla note with some malt and a light note of clove. Pours cloudy brown. Average carbonation. Light sweet finish. Some vanilla. Tap at pub by my work.
gunnfryd (9922) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop, spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, spices, nuts. Medium to full body. OK/Nice beer.
Balazs (750) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home. Poured clear, with a deep amber color and a tan, lacing head. Spices, nuts, raisins in the nose. Sweet taste in a light to medium body, fairly flat, smooth on the palate. A malty brew, with caramel, licorice, plum, red grapes, cinnamon, toffee, hints of berries in the aroma. Lasting roasty sweet finish. Interesting one.
crossovert (6359) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle, 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. A bit too aggressive with the og I think, not feeling it.
Hansen (6207) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma, old bread. Flavor starts heavy sweet, fruity, light bitter finish.
paulvanpelt (292) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazelnootbruin, licht nevelig bier. Licht beige schuimkraag. Aroma van mouten, kaneel, kruidig. Zoet. Bitterheid komt in de nasmaak, samen met een licht zuurtje. Voelt wat dun in de mond, licht tot medium body.
Maakun (322) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with medium off-white head. Caramel, maple syrup, Christmas cake, milk chocolate,woody, liquorice. Medium sweet with light bitter finish. Medium bodied, but with a slight thin feel. Has some strange cardboard bitterness that I don't like much, but otherwise pretty good.
drjay44 (2484) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle shared with multiple others at brew club. Pours a thin ivory head, with fair retention, and minimal lacing, over a slightly hazy dark amber (SRM 15) body....nose is nutmeg, hints of allspice from the adjuncts, light cereal, with slight toffee/caramel, brown sugar tones, from the malts and fermentation, minimal hops....taste is sweet dried fruits with plum raisin, fig tones hints of brown sugar, minimal hops tones, minimal bitterness.....mouth feel medium body, light carbonation, with a soft minimally acid finish. This is a light spiced ale needing an increase in the malt backbone to improve body and depth of flavors. The spice were dealt with a light hand and were perhaps a bit too subtle. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
Bryanvdv (450) - - MAR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Amberkleurig bier weinig schuim. Aroma is niet heel sterk aanwezig. Smaak is wat kruidig, moeilijk een plekje te geven. Afdronk is redelijk.