mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into my New Belgium Globe Glass. No freshness date on bottle.
2008 Edition (if that matters)
Color is a copper/ruby brown. Thin off white head. Very slight lace.
Smell is of cinnamon and roasted nuts. Taste is malty. A lot of spices and earthy floral hops are present.
Mouthfeel is just slightly bitter, but then is smooth and creamy.
Overall, this is a really great winter beer and easy to drink. I’d recommend this for a nice session beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-24-2008 05:47:36
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2011 Brown with small off white head, very little lacing. Light malt aroma with piney notes. Subtle nutty flavor with a distinctive piney hop bitterness. Good beer, easy to drink. I had to update this rating because every time I have one I like it a little better. I will certainly be looking forward to when this comes back next year.
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you think this is good -- go to the brewery toward the end of the season! All the hops sink to the bottom and they squeeze it out. Call it "nut sack" if you will. Spicy, carmelly, hoppy. It’s a holiday masterpiece.
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours golden orange with a long lasting white head. Aroma is malty with caramel and citrus notes. Tastes surprisingly more bitter than sweet, with caramel flavor that is overpowered by a grapefruit citrus and spice finish. Medium carbonation with a light-medium body. Decent beer but would like to see more malt presence in this style of beer.
OldJack99 (114) - USA - NOV 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tasty and strong
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought Beer from Lukas Liquor in a Mix-A-Six. (2nd Beer of Night)
BEST BY 02/15/11 (labeled on front of bottle)
Appearance:Has an orange body and cloudy
Smell: you can smell all hops, very nice
Taste: Dry-Hopped, almost like a Pale Ale
Mouthfeel: After sitting on my pallet for a while, has weight and an unique feel
Drinkability: Is a classic ale to have with a meal and would suggest it to anyone wanting to venture out to a new Winter Warmer.
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - APR 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown and clear. Not much head. Smells nice, with spicy and sweet notes. Taste though is too spicy for me. A definite blend of many flavors, but with no balance.
ryrpat (111) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Noce brown color and nutty smell. Good taste great for the cold weather. Nice beer to relax on the couch with
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 im rating this for my own benefit, just to remind myself that i really like this beer, and to definitely try again. cant remember the specifics, but i will give a formal review once i try again. this was in my top 5 for winter warmers, although i didnt have many more than that this year....
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reminds me of a stronger Belgian Ale with fruity spices mixed in. Nice amber color, decent head, strong flavor. Love the beer!