Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bright copper colour. Toasty, with slight graham cracker malts and full sugary sweetness. Standard amber ale taste...caramel, light wood, vague bread and dull Willamette hops. Uneventful.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught@RNH. Deep clear amber color, creamy off-white head. Light bodied, watery palate. Ryeish sweet maltyness, grass and spices. Not summery!
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a deep amber body with a small white head. Aroma of malt , caramel, mild citrus, and spices. Flavor of malt, caramel, and mild hops with a mildly bitter finish.
Travlr (11872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Amber color, off white head. Aroma of caramel and light spice. Taste is straightforward malt, some bread dough and biscuit. Not bad.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish-brown body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, coriander, some pine, light caramel. Taste is chocolate and grapefruit/earthy. Watery medium body. Nice flavorful and rather drinkable beer.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GBof A PA-on tap-pours a tan head and amber color. Aroma is malt, nutty, honey. Taste is malt, nutty, honey. Medium hops bitterness comes through. OK/good carbonation.
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from John’s Market. Darker malt aromas packed by some resiny hop. Reddish amber color with a beige head that froths and laces. At least medium bodied. Lightly carbonated. Turns creamy as the foam departs. It has Xmas spice flavors, malty sweetness, some background bitter. The bitter stays to the finish, but I can’t characterize it, as the malt and spice stay around. It is really good, and not so sticky as many winter ales.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Never Summer
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy beige head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with citrus hops and a sweet spicyness,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of earthy and citrus hops keep it balanced, light spicyness, nice lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Tmoney99 (10668) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber with a large light brown head. Well balanced malt and hop aroma. Medium body. Medium bitter and light sweet flavor with a small bitter finish of average duration.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish hazy brown with a thin light moka head. Aroma of good c-hops, and fruity esters, with predominant prunes and vinoues notes. In mouth, not too sweet, light nutty malt, with a good dose of c-hops. Now, would the secret spices be coriander and cinnamon? Nice!