geeklimit (254) - 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.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber color with a small head.. Floral hoppy aroma with spices added.. Nice malty spicy flavor with medium hoppiness.. Nice winter warmer.
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A definite favorite for the holiday season, great balance with spices, orange and caramel...compares well with Anchor Christmas Ale.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
so my last two ratings have been posting in "code" and not happy. pours amber, slightly cloudy. malty scent with malty taste and scented hop kick to flavor, nice brew ....
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a thin white, bubbly head. Aromas of grapefruit and caramel, with flavor of grapefruit, some coffee, other undefinable dark red fruit, and roasted malt.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lot of apples and cinnamon. Definitely a Christmas beer. Not quite as good as the Rogue Chamomile, but a heckuva lot easier to come by.
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.