doubelknv3 (919) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spice (cinnamon), mild chocolate, caramel, and floral aroma. Amber, off white head, and mild lacing. Sweet malt, spice, medium body, and mild syrupiness. Ok balance, fairly sweet, but sharp tart finish.
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Gamin (12) - - DEC 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too malt forward with not enough roastiness to balance it. Thin mouthfeel. I don't not like it but I find it a bit strange to call it a Christmas ale.
JStax (2413) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pour. Pours a translucent amber with a beige head of foam. The aroma is sweet and candy like. Taste is more earthy sweetness but leaves an odd taste of gummy bears in the finish. Lighter bodied. Lower carbonation.
majorchaz (20) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one of the first Chirsmas beers I saw on the shelves, and since it was Bellís and only bottles 2 weeks prior, I grabbed it. This main impression was, as I have had with some of the other Christmas beers, where is the Christmas?? A fine, middle of the road amber ale, but I would like some spice or dark notes with my holiday brews...
UDBeernut (1272) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
translucent orange, off white head, plenty of lacing. nse of fresh toast. generally sweet, cereal grains. a quick bitterness and flowers on finish.
hellcamino814 (7) - - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy. A bit of suspension. Nice head. Definitely do not get an overwhelming Christmas ale taste.
boxofrane (1722) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear amber with a large tan head. The aroma has light spices and caramel. The taste is lightly spices. Watery.
OPIE788 (76) - - DEC 14, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Copper witha white head. Not much going on here. Grain and light malt all around. Not very Christmasy.
Mastelefish (22) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Mad Mex, pours an amber. Paired well with wings and was pretty refreshing but was weak overall; honestly not sure why this is a Christmas ale. Smell is weak in hops. Taste isnít too bitter at all and brings a ton of carbonation to the table. After taste is almost none. Little to no lacing down glass.
gschrade (357) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a white head. Taste malty, sweet, fruity. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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EricTeusink (446) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hands down worst beer Iíve had from Bells. Pours amber. Scent is grainy and a bit synthetic. Bland mildly sweet flavor. Wondering if something is wrong with the 2013 edition of this beer. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA