Cavie (4096) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at T&P. pours a clear light golden orange. Aroma is sweet hops, light spice and fruit. Flavor is bitter upfront, spiced winter, dry malts with a touch of hops on the finish.
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KansaiBeerLvrs (3982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared at Kerry’s mini tasting. An orange gold pour with no head in a snifter but a thick head of foam in a tulip. The aroma is bready, cream soda like, lemon & honey. The body is medium-full, the flavor is herbal, sweet, smooth, smooth, orange, cream soda, pine, herbal, a bit of soapiness, good stuff. Interesting, like a cream ale not what I’d call a winter seasonal but well received.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quick rating. 12oz bottle, from BeerCraft. Bright pour: glossy foam, streamlined lacing. Honeyed aromatics, herbal hops, little else. Taste: ditto. Decent texture, crackly malts, red fruits, eh warming. Mostly harmless.
nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz botle pours a clear orange with some lacing, white head. Nose is nice, some cracker, some rye, some orange, bread crust, mild soap, some herbs. Flavor is good, sweet malt, honey, orange, pine sap, soap, mild herb, some spruce. Mostly clean, herbal finish. Not bad.
jcnielsen (2950) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Malty, sweet, bready aromas. Sweet, malty, bready, tangy flavors. I had this beer several years ago and it wasn’t good, I probably should have skipped it again - pretty poor beer
drjay44 (3242) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a medium, poorly retained ivory head, over a clear amber (SRM 10) body).....nose is cereal, umami, hints of beef, grapefruit peel, pine resin.....taste is rich slightly sweet malts, umami, grapefruit, moderate bitter finish.....mouth feel medium, alcohol hidden, carbonation low, clean light acid finish. This is a moderately bitter, English Strong Ale, which could use a bigger and more complex malt back bone. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Clear light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of toasty malt, pine, lemon and dough. Flavor is malty with a light hop bitterness and some alcohol. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice.
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. The pour on this is a clear copper with a moderate white head that fades to a film, leaving decent lace. The aroma is very malty. There isn't a whole else going on. Lots of malt. Maybe a little touch of caramel. The flavor is a little more awkward. There is a dominant malt character and a strange combination of sweetness and bitterness. There is almost a little but of a metallic or plant type of flavor as well. The mouth feel is really thin, and the bitterness hangs around
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ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
This Winter Ale pours a deep golden orange with a thick off white head. It comes in pretty high on the hops scale like an IPA. It is slightly creamy on the palate. I’m not a fan of beers this high on the IBU scale typically, however the nice mouth feel and the higher alcohol level make it enjoyable to drink.
AFMcKone (35) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not huge on winter ales so it's hard to rate within the style. Balanced and not overpowered by the fruity spice of winters. Still not entirely remarkable.