jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
For a Scotch ale, this could be better. The alcohol, for me, is way too low. The nose is weak and mostly watery hops. There isn’t much malt or dark flavors in this; it’s very hop forward. Watery and thin mouth feel. Could be better.
BeerInHeaven (154) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a rich copper with a medium off white head. malty aroma. Slightly bitter taste with some spice thrown in. Some hop presence shows up in the lingering finish. Not bad.
MrHangover (2765) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light brown beer with a medium sized off white, creamy head on top. Aroma is fairly herbal, loads of malts and a decent amount of vanilla. Flavor is medium sweet with touches of cinnamon and licorice and slight caramel. Vanilla is present in the back with a herbal, buttery aftertaste. Decent beer, not all that impressed by it however.
ChrisSc (252) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into pint glass. Minneapolis.
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is Christmas spices, malt. Taste is mildly sweet and bitter. Body is light-medium. Short finish. Crisp. Overall, not the best Christmas ale ever. Spices are a little weak as is body. Great Lakes makes a better version.
vikingguy (837) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber. Light grassy hop aroma. Taste - caramel malt, light resinous hops, touch of pine, crackery. Crisp and refreshing. Not your typical spiced Christmas ale. Good.
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LuckyDog (364) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a traditional Christmas ale. The spices are subtle. Nice dry finish. Pours red.
jcnielsen (2257) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish color with white head. Caramel, spice aromas. Spiced, caramel, slight resiny, herbal flavors. A little disappointing, one of my least favorite Bells beers. Spices seem a little off and just doesn’t warmth and/or body of a good winter ale.
ARH (559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, poured into a tulip. Doughy, toffee/butterscotch, herb aromas come through initially with a touch of spice and secondary notes of seltzer water and marmalade. It pours a clear and light orange-yellow with a soapy, fluffy, foamy off-white head that retains a thick, fluffy ring with a good lace on the glass. The taste is and intensifying medium high bitter with medium sweet support. It’s texture is a bit thin with fizzy carbonation. The medium body has mostly notes of caramel with some roasty chqracters, orange, and some herb at the finish. The mostl dominant flavor is a dry toffee that turns waxy as the drink progresses. The toffee lingers for a bit but is replaced by a doughy and yeasty aftertaste with marmalade notes and a slight tart cherry. There?s definitely a long lingering wax flavor in the aftertaste.
ttroha (342) - Americus, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hop City. Pours amber with white head. Aroma of hops, spice, and Christmas cookies. Tastes of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and bitter hops. Bitter aftertaste. Decent beer
crazyvin (1993) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice copper body with a nice off white that had great retention and lace. Aroma had a nice malt presence to it. Mostly caramel malts but also just enough toasted malts to it. Hops were mildly bitter in the aroma. Flavor seemed to have good balance between malt flavors and the hops were just bitter enough to give it some character. A nice smooth finish and a decent mouth feel. I liked the fact this was not a "spiced" beer. A good beer.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber Color, Huge And Long Lasting Foam Head, Lots Of Lacing. Although It is Rather Fresh Beer. It has Lots Of White Floaters, Therefore A Little Unappealing. Cooked Vegetables Aroma Reminds Me Of Pumpkin Beer. Malt, Cooked Vegetables. Medium Body, Light Bitter. Drinkable, Pretty Decent Besides It’s Label, does not really have anything to do with Christmas... Still Worth A Try...