86Moose (42) - - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter, weaker taste than a traditional scotch malt. Better than the Ratebeer 67 rating though. Good, smooth beer.
MaroonOrange (78) - - DEC 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear orange color with a thin white head. Fresh malt, orange, and grass on the nose. Flavor is straw, pine, grass, and a bit of pepper. Mild, light palate, with decent carbonation.
chucklemation (155) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A murky amber color with a white head. Thereís a hint of some hoppy bitterness, but otherwise thereís not much there in terms of flavor or aroma. Has a smooth watery feel. Disappointing.
akoeninger (266) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
White song, hazy amber colored. Sweet caramel aroma, a classic scotch ale really good example of the style but not necessarily anything to write home to after that.
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edgallow (1431) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, grain, and a bit of floral. Taste your sweet malts, some roast and a subtle bitterness.
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Oly (15) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh. Everything about this beer is mild. There isnít much to love or hate. This beer is to other Christmas/Scottish ales as a session beer is to a robust pale ale.
Pours a hazy orangey-amber color with a thin off-white head. The little aroma that is there is malty. The flavor is mild, almost watered down, but itís pleasant enough to drink. The caramel malt notes dominate because not much else is going on. There is a surprising amount of carbonation in the palate, just on the border of being off-putting.
If youíre looking to bring a beer to a social function where most of the people there are satisfied with crappy beer, then this is probably the one for you. It wonít offend you, and itís decent enough, and you wonít have to deal with the anguish of having Philistines complaining about how damned overpowering your Alpha King is...
portableparty (1872) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours somewhat murky amber with a frothy off white/khaki head that slowly fades and shows nice lacing. Aroma is malty with nuts and a faint burnt caramel. Taste has subtle bitterness and malt all the way through with more nuttiness and caramel/ toffee flavors, but it is rather light. Palate is thin to medium and has a lively carbonation.
Imaena (1605) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This did not come off as a scotch ale to me more of an ESB or an American strong ale. Anyway this is disappointing if you are expecting Bellís usual quality.
Westchesterco (659) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy ale that is reminiscent of ungiltrred apple cider in Colorado. It has a slight head. The atoms is of ginger and malt. The taste follows along the same lined with a bitter aftertaste
Iphonephan (2202) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a fairly clear light amber with an off white head. Malty nose with bit of fruit. Flavors of citrus hops and light caramel malt. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Crisp, clean, bitter finish.
udfan07 (49) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer tastes reallly good. You can really taste the hops that are in the beer. The beer tastes like Christmas if that makes sense.