Beerenberger (1561) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
There’s a gingerbread man sitting on my nose. It pours a dark brown like a gingerbread man which has been left in th oven too long, with a mostly deminishing white head and a smidgen of lacing. The gingerbread man is accompanied by his friends, toasted malts, bread, and a rewarding hop finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a nice winter drink - a pumpkin beer without the pumpkin. Thanks to Ken for the treat.
DialSquare (3202) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from ABC on Apalachee. Deep dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon. Tastes are ginger/nutmeg and roasty, chocolate - slight smoke vibe. Lightly bitter, spice finish.
jjgmd (1624) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown color with a brown head. Nose is strong ginger. Taste is sweet ginger and malty. Finishes on the same tasting notes with some mild lingering. An ok ale at best. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1550) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a red brown with a brown head and aroma of gingerbread, spices, and Christmas cookies. Taste is of spices-ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon- with gingerbread cookie and malt with a ginger filled finish.
crhensel (138) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark mahogany with a thick cream head. Nose was of sweet roasted malts with a hint of the ginger spice. The flavor was not overpoweringly spicy, however, and the beer was very refreshing and well balanced.
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tillmac62 (364) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a massive head that laces and retains very well. Nose is like a weak porter with ginger added. Some hint of dark malts is present, but very subdued. The body barely makes it past the light category. Very well carbonated, which helps bring forth what flavor is there. Like the nose, dark malt flavor is subdued resulting in a profile that is mostly ginger. While not overpowering, it is rather mild, the ginger needs to be balanced with a background malt flavor profile. The finish is somewhat crisp with a residual weak ginger astringency. Not a bad beer, but it could be improved upon.
pfigment (8) - - DEC 17, 2013 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Fine. Not overwhelmingly gingerbread-y. Let’s the beer flavor through with a hint of the spices.
Blairgus (3010) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11 Dec 2013, bottle. black. nose is nothing but gingerbread. thin body and moderately fizzy. tastes of gingerbread at first but strangely immediately i get hints of McDonald’s hamburger, slightly burnt. bit of a sweet finish. meh.
Eberndt (231) - - DEC 9, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle. Spices present in aroma but it tastes a bit thin. Honestly doesn’t taste very different from most "pumpkin" beers.
b33r (696) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with small tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma and flavor
have great cocoa malts with slight spicy, ginger notes. Slightly sweet and slightly bitter. Pretty good overall.