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 that’s 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
odog (18) - 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.
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2012, it pours dark Amber with average tan head. Aroma of breaded malts. Flavors of nutmeg and other spices, caramel, and toast with a crisp finish. Decent lacing and a pleasant warming sensation.
alexsdad06 (5803) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from notes. Pours a hazy amber brown with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, mild chocolate, very light spices, a dark fruit cherry fruitiness, thinner body, light bitterness, ok.
jbrana (470) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty and sweet with some brown sugar and slight plum flavors. Not bad, but nothing especially interesting.
Travlr (12975) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Max’s. Cloudy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is slightly boozy caramel, light pine. Plain.
Zarf (16) - Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warm, filling ale with citrus aroma, toffee flavor notes, and bready/malty background. Very drinkable, no matter the season!
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micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is like a chestnut with some lighter ruby/orange hilight.
Average foam head fades to a simple surface foam.
Aroma is sweet malts maybe a hint a hint of vinilla. I don’t notice much hops.
Taste of sweet malt with hints of fresh bread nuts and some slight diacetyl.
A bit astringent when I swallow. A good bit of alcohol too.
Has a medium body but tends to be a little bit watery around the edges.
Needs flavor I think is the major problem
TXBadger (1480) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brownish color with off-white head. Spice, chocolate, and some caramel/toffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a roasted malt note and some spice.
czar (4607) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours unclear golden orange with a small white head, some retention and lacing. munich toasted and spicy malts - just a touch of caramel and roasted notes, red fruitiness - mostly cranberries but also raspberries and red grapes, spices - pot-pourri-like cinnamon, never overwhelming though, peppery yeastiness, grass, raspberry leaves tea, hint of sweetness. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, balanced grassy-woodsy-spicy and lightly astringent finish. more than decent christmas offering - subtle spice mixture blends in well with malt bill - or maybe they slightly faded for this bottle has a few months of age. anyhow, it’s enjoyable.
jmagnus87 (2511) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of caramel, nutmeg and a little citrus. Taste is light bitter. Herbal and citrus hops with nutmeg and caramel. Light bodied with a slightly thick texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Great beer.