gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, - MAR 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
***Old Rating*** One finger bubbly off white head which soon diminished to a ring. No lacing to speak of. A clear dark amber.
Spicy mild sweet smells. Spice up front in the taste, over a mils malt base. Finishes again with the spice. Cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.
Medium body. Fairly low carbonation. Sweetish. Overall fairly pleasant.
Howlader (394) - - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18oz pint at the Hudson’s in West Edmonton Mall. Pretty good beer. I wonder if it is a rebranded of Big Rock’s Spiced Winter Ale?
sulawang (528) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours clear beer bottle brown with a small quickly dissipating head, no retention, a few streams, largish bubbles. Sweet malts with cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose.
Attack: 7/10-sweetness, caramel
Mid-palate: cola, cinnamon, hints of ginger, caramel, root beer, and malts
Finish: mostly clean, slightly fizzy, very light malty bitter, just a touch of roughness on the palate.
A very nice and clean brew - nothing spectacular but easy-going and very drinkable.
Lagerboy (1031) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle from Big Rock ’Pauls Angels’ Bremasters Seasonal Choice six pack. Clear orange copper, thin tan head vanishes instantly. Caramel malt aroma. Spiced caramel malt taste, baking spices, vanilla and some clove masks a light bitterness. Softly carbed, light bodied, low hopped. Short spicy sweet finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
Reimer96 (1018) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of pale malts, caramel, nutmeg and spices. Taste is malty with some spices in it. Over all just a malty winter ale that needs more spice.
Crit (3228) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber,fast fading head.Light clove nose.Light malt profile with spicy notes(nutmeg,cloves). Earthy finish
NJAsk (1) - - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite beers for the winter. Have a pint on a cold winters day and you won’t be disappointed.
reebtogi (3802) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341mL bottle poured hazy amber color with small white head and some spots of lacing. Aromas of grain and spices. Taste is malty sweet with some cinnamon and cardamon, with some hops and more spices blended in the finish. This is quite a nice seasonal ale.
Strangebrewer (785) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Poured clear red-amber with an initial large off-white head but recedes. The aroma is sweet, brown sugar and allspice. Lighter mouthfeel than expected. Flavour of gingerbread cookie, bready caramel malt. Quick finish.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A - Caramel with slight cinnamon aroma
A - Brownish gold, with little to no head
T - Sweet and a touch sour
P - Medium, soft carbonation
O - Alright for the variety. Most are a bit over spiced.