IAmTheBeerKing (14) - Cherokee, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad Ale, tastes much like others - which it would differentiate itself, but thatís where this Ale falls short. When I think of a Christmas Ale, I think of spice. I want the first sip to taste what Christmas smells, unfortunately the spice is so mild it gets lost in the mix. Not horrible, but misleading for what I would expect of a great Christmas Ale.
Likes - color of the Ale is beautiful in the glass, taste is good, medium, little spice, has a sweetness with the hops
Dislikes - for a Christmas Ale you would expect more spice
Enjoy-ability - 7.5 out of 10
SHIG (3664) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to stephrocks: Poured a clearish brown with a thin off white to tan head. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is buttery caramel malt and dry finish.
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours lightly hazy copper with a creamy khaki head. The aroma holds doughy bread, light toffee, ripe fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor, with a bit of booze, berries, subtle wintery spices, caramel, marmalade. Full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with some sticky sugars, ripe and lightly tabgy fruts, berries, alcohol, leaves. Pretty decent holiday kind of gear.
Evolutionary (300) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from French. Nose is licorice and nutmeg. Smooth and matches style well. Body is medium thick with little carbonation. http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-disney-princess-el
ESPh (84) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer deserves a higher overall rating. Nice head, caramel color but just a feint aroma of spices. Not a strong, but nice light spice flavor. Malt not too sweet. No, itís not the best example of its style. However it is very drinkable and enjoyable.
DrunkSanta410 (312) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a dark coppery Brown. Light khaki head. Aroma is malty, with hints of prunes rasins and honey. Very faint cocoa. Taste is smooth, lightly toasted malts, fruity rasins, and toast. Palate is lightly carbonated, medium body. Havenít had too many of this style, so I canít really compare. I did enjoy this one though!
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours clear brown with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has light spice. The taste has cinnamon, nutmeg, slight bitterness.
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber/brown with small white head. Aroma or toffee, toasted malt, some sweetness, and light cinnamon. Medium/heavy body, moderate sweetness, cinnamon, some bitterness, and a dry finish. A nice balance of spices.
swesson (258) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Pours a dark Amber and makes a medium tan head. Aroma is of malted barley and spice and caramel. Tastes of malt, mainly along with caramel. A bit of a metallic aftertaste.
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bubblehouse (505) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Suprisingly sweet in both the scent and the taste. Pours a light brownish hue. Drinkable in a pinch.
odog (20) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The hop aroma doesn?t fit with this ale. Once you get it past your nose it rises to the level of OK.