DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Dec. 24th Beer Advent Calendar-- the last instalment of a truly outstanding gift for Christmas! Medium brown with golden highlights, not much head formation, and whatever there is, itís gone quickly, giving the appearance of a still beer. Aroma is caramel with distinct apple and cherry notes. Sweet caramel, kirsch-like cherry notes, tart finish. A tad thin, given the ABV. To me, this is more of an English strong ale rather than an American strong ale; the latter for me is defined by the hop structure and content, and there is no hint of any hops here other than a pithy dryness in the finish. A lacklustre exit to an otherwise exceptional craft beer advent gift.
Reimer96 (1335) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a murky reddish amber with a small off white ring. Aroma of roasted malts, spice, some fruity citrus sweetness & caramel. Taste is caramel and sweet roasted malts with some grassy bitterness on the finish. Decent beer but something is unbalanced.
CapFlu (4613) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
(33cl bottle) 2012 Advent Calendar. Quick dissipating white frothy head atop an orange ruby body. Nose of canned vegetable and alcoholic English hops. Somewhat gross. Hard to believe that a nearly 8.5%abv fell apart like this. Watercress, tomatoes and bitter hops. Sorry but this didn't work.
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presario (4707) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dec 24 CBAC. Copper with light head. Smells like brown sugar or fudge. Tastes similar to the scent. Body is lighter than expected. Alcohol note, some ripe grapes and pears and the fudge note.
reebtogi (4375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pours a brownish orange color with a small white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some light citrus. Taste is a citrusy and earthy hop bitterness with an underlying caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A decent winter warmer style brew that is only lacking the usual winter spices.
RumRunner101 (807) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour looks like mixed orange soda and root beer with not much head. Aroma is dried fruits, sherry wood, alcohol. Flavour is fruity, nutty, with light toffee and caramel. There is a bit of a sharp hop edge, that doesnít seem to work, but other than that itís not bad.
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml brown bottle. Last bottle from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2012. Dark orangey pour, hazy, thin white head. Nose is a little lemony, caramel hints, mild fruity notes. Taste has grains, wheat, caramel, touch of cherry-like fruit. Slight tang at the end, citrusy, bit of grass. Lighter body than expected for a 8+ percent brew, carbonation is light. Doesnít exactly scream American strong ale to me, but I ended up enjoying this.
Dorqui (2112) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at "GolosItalia 2013" - Brescia.
Ruby reddish dark color, limpid and charged aspect, discreet foamy head of good resistance. Corn and hoppy notes, elevated alcoholic perception, fresh and flowery aroma with something warm cellar final notes. Good bitterness, little liqueur-like impression, roast caramel and good bitter final of medium persistance.
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first Bad Attitude that didnít explode on opening. Really no head at all, in fact. Pretty bland as far as the style goes, sweet with a bit of alcohol with tinny hops but at least a nice caramelly boozy body.
daniele (5778) - ITALY - FEB 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrata buona schuima discreta persistenza leggera speziatura zenzero agrumato fruttato buon amaro discreto corpo lieve etilico finale piuttosto amaro