dereksup (13) - - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spiced as a good winter beer should be. I could use a little more, though. I want to enjoy a winter beer and feel full up on the spiciness of wintriness by the end of the season, and I simply cannot see this beer doing that for me.
scottnasty420 (17) - - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty enjoyable brew. Nothing exceptionally special about it but pretty enjoyable.
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really a bizarre brew for me. Clear orange with skimpy clear white head. A simple sweet malt nose with spice undertones. To me this tastes like burnt caramel, plants, and popcorn. Thick malt. An unusual flavor combo that somehow works. Strangely enjoyable.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled Unk, vintage 2011
A: copper with two fingers of off-white billowed foam falls to a sheet of the same and leaves behind cobweb lace. Excellent clarity.
S: Earthy hops, tea and some metallic malts.
T: Malt. Sweet malt and some metallic off flavors. Quite sweet.
M: Medium bodied with low carb and a semi dry finish.
O: Meh, okay, sessionable. Would drink if already drunk. Really unobtrusive.
Serving type: bottle
brewbattles (40) - - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
We did a blind taste test between this and 4 other Winter Seasonals to objectively determine which one was best. They beers were: Deschutes Jubelale, Anderson Valley Boont Winter Solstice, Big Sky Powder Hound, Alaskan Winter Ale, and Redhook Winterhook. Check it out:
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty, refreshing. Smooth entry, nice hop profile. Alcohol is masked. Aroma indicates low hopping, which is not the case. Medium creamy mouthfeel, drinkable and quenching. Easy drinker was more like a pale ale than a british strong.
gschrade (1035) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish-gold with white head. Taste floral, fruity, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Beerman6686 (6258) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one poured a dark orange with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel, light grassy hops. Flavor was similar, caramel, moderately sweet, and grassy hops. Boring but nothing wrong with it.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper with large white head. Aroma of floral/earthy hops and malt. Medium body with floral/earthy hop bitterness upfront and a nice malt backbone. Not what I was expecting from a Winter Ale
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
floral aroma with a carmely taste that uniquely has a hop bite. very warming on the palate better than the rest of other brands winter hop bombs.