brewbattles (40) - - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
We did a blind taste test between this and 4 other Winter Seasonals to objectively determine which one was best. They beers were: Deschutes Jubelale, Anderson Valley Boont Winter Solstice, Big Sky Powder Hound, Alaskan Winter Ale, and Redhook Winterhook. Check it out:
osu97gp (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown-red with a minimal white head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts and spice. Flavor of malt, nut and light fruitiness.
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Marrón rojiza con un dedo de espuma blanca, que permanece bastante bien. Malta y caramelo en el aroma, pan. Maltas, caramelo, y toques frutales. Final bastante seco y amargo. Buena winter warmer.
leghorn99 (102) - Livorno, ITALY - MAY 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Versa di colore ambrato, con buona limpidezza; la schiuma è leggera, candida. L’aroma è di dolce malto caramellato, vaniglia, spezie, frutta matura. Al palato è molto dolce, caramello mou, frutta matura, presenza di spezie, prugna, frutti di bosco (lampone, ribes). Finale maltato e lieve carbonazione.
Lightrider (316) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a dark copper with an off white head. Aroma is a light malt and spice. Taste is very crisp and clean with a wash of spice. Finish is warm and dry. Very good ale.
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Big offwhite head. Clear amber body with almost boiling carbonation.
Nutty raisiny aroma with buttery toffee notes. Sweet syrupy raisiny
taste with earthy cardboardy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft
mouthfeel. Dryish cardboardy raisiny buttery aftertaste with perfumy
vanilla notes. Gah. The vanilla is just awful. (0.355l bottle, I
have no idea where from.)
MikeTheRocker (18) - Gävle, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought at Systembolaget, Orminge jan-15 and consumed at a party in Gävle last night. This is truly one of the best beers I have tasted. Sooo smooth, perfect bitterness (that’s medium for me), light spicy and sweet. A close to pefect one this!
Grima (2182) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Nice amber color. Aroma has toffee, nuts, vanilla and caramel. Taste has lots of sweet caramel, vanilla pudding and some hazelnut. Finish has also delicious vanilla and caramel notes. Nice one!
markoijelena (1040) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft 0.5l from Ljuba thank you so much man for this opportunity to try in Belgrade Serbia.17.04.2015.Pour it little bit hazy amber color with big white head.On the nose caramel, rusty spices.Taste and aroma of vanilla pudding wau, spices, clove, some caramel, Awesome.Very good balanced suprised.Very good
puboflyons (2494) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Reddish brown pour with lingering cream colored head. Lovely aroma of sweet malts, allspice, nutmeg. a touch of licorice, and a clean hop balance. The body is better than medium. The taste is bold with caramelized sweetness and a spicy, mildly to moderately bitter finish. It had a lot of the characteristics of an Abbey Dubbel.
davidezdonz (48) - , HONG KONG - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 12oz bottle which has a best before 10 June 2016 sticker on it (seems a bit long too me…). It poured into a pint glass a slightly hazy deep amber colour with a one finger tan head which disappears slowly. Strong smell of vanilla, caramel and malt in that order followed by some light toffee. Taste was very much like the nose. Prominent vanilla and toffee followed by caramel. Not too sweet which I like. It was full bodied, creamy with some light carbonation. This one surprised me in a good way. Although the aroma was a bit weak, the taste was nice as the vanilla, toffee and caramel tastes mixed well together. I would buy this again, but definitely for the winter while its cold and not during the warm spring as it is now.