bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
so so.. nothing overly great. abv is strong but not a real strong brew. Spice is nice enough
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty good brew. I’m not a fan of spices, so that held this one back a bit.
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 2007 version: Cloudy, dark amber body, with a very thin, off-white head. Hardly any lacing. Citrus, pine, and malt in the nose; rather faint, but clean and inviting. Hop bitterness and some sweet malts in the initial flavor, and the finish is dominated by dry bitter hops with a somewhat creamy base. Great carbonation and weight. This beer is definitely better after it sits in your glass for a few minutes, so please be patient. Happy holidays!
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
English Pint. Very faint hints of malts. Dark amber color with minimal head and lacing. Taste of malts, hops and a bit of spices. Malty mouthfeel. A nice winter beer.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a good beer especially for the season. the color is a dark red. The flavor is nutty, with some fruit and generous amounts of hops. unfortunately its a bit thinner than i would like.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber into a pint glass with abundant off white head. Aroma of lemongrass, little malty sweetness. Tastes pretty well coincide with the aroma. Upfront malty sweetness, lemon, almost floral. Finishes dry and decently hoppy. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, very drinkable. Not bad.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown to amber gold with a large, tan head. Lacing coats the glass well. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel malt and some piney/resin hop. Flavor is of toasted grains and slightly nutty. There is a nice hop balance in the back of the mouth at the swallow. Rich and clean in the mouth.
geeklimit (222) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an overly-carbonated head on a dark amber ale, have to stop mid-pour. Cream head lasts for a long time. Notable hops aroma. Spicy hops taste on a decently thicker and very bubbly consistency. Slightly dry finish with not unpleasant bitter hops aftertaste.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
For some reason this used to taste better to me. The aroma isn’t as pleasant to me as it once was, but it still looks and tastes great. Another of Boulevards ales that just aren’t available long enough.
Shakesbeere (212) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle 2009 winter ale. Orange brown pour. Aroma is of light hops with a hint of some molasses malt. Flavor is somewhat sweet with notes of molasses and spicy hops. Palate is creamy. The finish is quick. A perfect holiday party brew.