hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber body with a tan head that leaves some heavy lacing. Interesting aroma of pine, pineapple, caramel, and malt. The palate is a bit thin, but smooth with some bright carbonation. It’s a very smooth drinking beer that is sweet overall with just a touch of a hoppy bite towards the end. There is a bit of warming with it, too. A nice touch for a Christmas Ale.
MaltOne (246) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red amber, brief head. Yeast, breast aroma. Flavor is the same - lightly roast flavor, a liitle caramel, initially slightly sweet, mild hop finish. Overall, OK session Scottish but nothing special.
ordybill (303) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice aroma of malt and yeast.
Appearance- An amber colored brew with an off white head
Taste- Toasted malt flavor, not bad at all
Palate- A medium bodied beer with medium carbonation
Overall- A really good ale. I would definitely drink this again.
iceman15658 (133) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a light amber with a very thin head. Nose is. Very faint bready aroma. The taste is actually a bit bland and nothing really jumps out as a dominant trait.
bennetporter (148) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice copper from a bottle. Very good sweet toffee maltiness with a slight bitter end on the tongue.
Ernest (6484) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (orange, apricot, grapefruit), with a note of metal.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, metallic.
What the heck does this have to do with xmas? Bupkis, as far as I can tell. Thin, watery, and metallic mouthfeel leaves an awful lot to be desired in that department, and the nose is basically a pale ale sorta thing with a tinny note there as well. Rather sourish too. Ugh. Poor by any measure.
sturmthis (700) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample. Light copper color with white head. Malty aroma. Likewise taste, really isn’t anything special.
ryanscourt (848) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red in color. Sweet malty flavor with light hop flavor. Similar to an irish red in some senses.
Jow (2356) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Gingerman. Quite boring for Christmas. Light copper pour nose is toffee. Tastes of toffee, faint malt, grains, light earth. Semi sweet palate kinda flat. Overall dull but not offensive.
kjc51478 (429) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz Bottle. Appearance is hazy copper color with medium, beige head. Aroma is toasted grains, caramel, and some pine. Taste is malty sweetness, toast, slight nuttiness, and a very mild pine bitterness. Palate medium-bodied with a smooth, soft finish.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent but not the best. Pretty cool it is derived from local ingredients though.