dnstone (2146) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicey, malty nose. Brown with no head. A sweet brown ale with a hint of fruit and defined spiciness. A bit of alcohol warmth in the finish.
kassner (1354) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like a really nice double bock except with the spicy flavor of a belgian. fairly nice color but not deep, some lacing
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear dark brown ale with a thin white head. A nice nutty malt with orange peels, a bit funky and herbal, quite nice. In mouth, a nice light licorice wafting through the malt, a bit of chocolate, medium bodied. Very nice indeed. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 28 2008.
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Amber pour with decent head. Very hearty and very warming. It’s texture was a bit flat though, I enjoy Holiday beers with a bit more behind them. Great ginger taste. Very enjoyable.
Aurelius (4228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark woody brown. ginger is the predominant flavor over a sweetish caramel ale. Acidic, fruit. Good bittering. I’m such a sucker for gingerbeer. Finishes out with a side-of-the-tongue, spicy, hop bitterness. Medium body.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 nice reddish brown color with a nice long lasting head. had fresh on draft at brewers art and it had a nice wintery spice flavor...having it in a growler that was about 2 weeks old it had a much stronger pronounced ginger flavor. went down extremly smoth and easy for a beer of this alcohol content
barbeerian (2) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer tastes like Christmas. A bit too much for me. I’ve heard others say it was turning, and I agree.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Wintery taste. Dark brown pour with a slight hint of minty flavor. Warming flavor. the alcohol is quite noticable.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 (12/12/06) Clear mahogany body topped by beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, some anise, cinnamon. Yaste is moderately sweet, cherry, ginger, light anise, herbal. Medium body, some stickiness. (7/3/7/3/14)
(12/16/05) Cloudy dark brown body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, basil, light lemongrass, grassy. Taste is medium sweet, lemongrass, grassy, light alcohol, butter. Light-medium body, nicely drinkable. (6/3/7/4/13)
jonas (5692) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 Re-rate from bottle. Brown amber, big fluffy golden brown head. Spicy nose, light caramel/broen sugar, plums, orange peel. Sparkly dry body, pumpernickel mouthfeel, Westmalle spiciness, sugar, nicely balanced by hops and fruit into a fresh and moreish finish. Very drinkable.
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Tap @ Brewers Art
Red brown, no head.
Fruity and spice ginger, earhty peel notes.
Medium to light body, easily drinkable.
Nice but was probably a bit past its prime.