ectotherm (11) - 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.
Bryanvdv (413) - - 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.
rikstar (508) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flesje gedeeld met bryanvdv donkere amber kleur. Geur cacao, caramel Em bubblegum. smaak is bitterzoet niet echt uitgesproken iets alcoholisch en kaneel ik mis body
Kavu (1894) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl. oz. bottle @ St. Urho’s. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, alcohol and some hops. Soft and creamy. Exquisite.
Dfonorow (1023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor are both of caramel, strawberry preserves, cinnamon, and nuts. Very fruity and sweet in the finish.
PeatyPete (245) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured beer. Aroma soft sweet fruit. Taste of caramel, ripe fruit, candy and dry aftertaste.
RW80 (258) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Light brown with an allmost white medium sized head. Decent retention and maginal lacing.
Aroma:caramel, malts and honey
Taste: candy sweetness, The cinamon and fruit + the sweet caramel give this a strange candy sweetnes, which will be make or break.
Average carbonation medium body and a sticky texture.
Technically a more the good brew but not my brew.
Abijen (1083) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark orange beer with a good white head. Smells caramel, malts and honey. Tastes chocolate, caramel, raisins and creme brulee. Nice! Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
PhatB420 (588) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz into a pint can glass, pours a murky gross looking brown with a thin small white head the rims the glass. Aroma is roasty orange spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and dried plum. Taste is rich amber waves coupled with the orange spice and nutmeg sensations, followed by rich and bready malt blast which covers ground in the overall stance of this brew. Dry aftertaste with orange apricot. A full bodied witer brew with lots of seasonal spice to it. Not bad
joecon (11) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought this on sale. Very tasty, a slight hint of orange and chocolate. Spice is present. For a 6.9% beer it is great!
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Wactuary (6) - USA - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly pleasant with a nice vanilla note balanced in a malty amber ale. Rich but was not cloying sweet or thick.