RateBeer
overall
62
20
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 250   ABV: 8.34%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Winter warmer beer with juniper, ginger and cinnamon.


pintbypint's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 24, 2012
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. Doesn’t exactly scream American strong ale to me, but I ended up enjoying this.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6692) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
330 ml bottle. BB 06/Gen/15. Stone's, Helsinki, Finland. Hazy reddish amber colour with no head. Fruit cake, sweetness, malt and mild yeast in the aroma. The flavour is hops, sweetness, moderate bitterness, desert and dark fruits. Not that impressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9288) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2014
330ml bottle (Stones, Helsinki)
Cakey spicy aroma, sweet. Honey later. Flat and orange. Watery palate, slick, flat. Some alcoholic vapours. Mashy grains, some corniness. Sweet,, flat and odd. A few spices can’t save a messy sweet beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1386) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Appearance: Chestnut brown. Clear and fizzy. Some light tan head. Aroma: Malt, spices, dark fruit. Taste: Dark malt, dark fruit. Sweetness, slight bitterness. Nice and warming. Info: 330ml bottle, 23/3-2014, BB: 31/12-2015

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (296) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle from Au grain D’Orge / Dark amber color, beautiful creamy offwhite head, lasting, decent lacing / Caramalt, caramel, biscuit, spices, orange, ginger / Caramel, biscuit, pices, cinamon / Medium ull body, sweet, good carbonation, medium caramel finish / Good winter beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
33cl bottle. It pours a hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and caramely with spices and juniper. Taste is sweet and bold with juniper, cinnamon, caramel and burnt sugar. Full bodied with good carbonation. A tad overly-sweet to my likes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1092) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2013
A bit on the sweet side. This comes off more like a marzen with spices than a strong ale. That said, the 8.3 is well-integrated and not overpowering, odd, though, as it is a winter ale...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silvan7 (676) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle @ AF 2013 Milano. Schiuma beige, fine poco persistente. Ambrato carico, con riflessi ramati. Profumo fruttato floreale (gelsomino), decisamente speziato (su tutto avverto la cannella), e zucchero di canna. Gusto dolce abboccato l’ingresso, abbastanza amara nel finale. Gusto di caramello e spezie, molto piacevole. Abbastanza corposa. equilibrata ed armonica.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1500) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel and juniper. Sweet taste with some bitterness and sourness. A bit sticky feel.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zarkam (400) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
330ml bottle at William K. Kaari. Hazy dark amber colour, small mostly lasting frothy off-white head, good lacing. Decent toasty malt aroma of biscuit and chocolate balanced by sprucey hops with a hint of lime and hints of bitter, dough, ginger, fruit and cinnamon. Slightly sweet and acidic taste initially turning to a long moderately bitter and spicy finish with an acetic feel, full body, oily texture and lively carbonation. Very enjoyable Winter ale with character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (412) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. A color of reddish brown with a little white head. Aroma of sweet, caramel maltiness, syrup, raisin, ripe fruitiness and spiciness. Taste is very sweet and spicy, raisin and plum are prominent. Hoppiness is fairly light; this does not really resemble other strong Americans I have had. Palate is medium bodied, a bit sticky. Nice, sweet flavours - the body could maybe be a bit fuller.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50