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.
CopterScott (245) - Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a hazy brown color with a thin off-white head. aroma is pine, spices, and some malt. Flavor is toasted bread, spices, pine, and caramel.
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.