kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head, with an deep amber color. Slight hoppy nose. Flavors of roasted malt matched well with hops. Creamy finish that leaves the palate quick.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very redish-brown color with a very hardy head that leaves a nice lace down the glass.
Scent is purely malt, though nice.
Taste is quite nice. Malt is the most obvious presence, but there's a bit of spice and fruit hanging around. Quite nice; it holds its own in the winter beer arena. And I must say from previous experience that this beer is even better on tap.
Palate is appropriately full and creamy, though it could use a bit of a hop bite for a finish. Overall this is a very good offering, and a good representation of a winter beer.
presario (4521) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darj ciooer. Have to reach for the nice hop aromoa. Sweet citrus flavour. Mild malt and a quiet finish.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
now this is some wicked shit very strong flavor and a ruby red color and gives a killer head and a bitching migraine the next day if you have a 6 pack
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmmmmm...I'm not sure there is so much difference between this "true winter warmer" and the regular amber ale. Although, this is a bit grainier. Hoppy and tasty, but no more so than usual.
PieTaster (32) - Humpton, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt and nuts. Very English tasting. Would go well with a cheese and assorted nut plate.
Beaver (1199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 The Ebeneezer Ale poured a dark mahogany with a good light tan head made up of medium sized bubbles that quickly went down to a thin layer. It has a nice, complex aroma of malts, spices with some fruitiness and alcohol. The initial taste is malts with some sweet, yet tart, fruitiness. It has a nice hop finish with a kind of mediciney aftertaste. The tastes mellowed out and balanced better as I drank more and it warmed up.
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Generous head, with large-ish white bubbles that laces down nicely. Found no dregs in this "bottle conditioned" ale. Deep amber color. Malt notes in the aroma. Nice, smooth palate, with a sweetish tendency, but the bitterness in the aftertaste balances this OK. A bit too bubbly maybe. Not bad.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice malty flavor. The color had a nice red hue. A nice medium to full body. While it was a little syrupy it was very good.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2003 bottle-hmm, looks like my buddy squidget and I see eye to eye on this brew. pours a deep red with nice off white head. very sweet aroma. palate consists of lots of fruit-green apples, grapes, plums, and some nutmeg. somewhat light body, but i am not marking it down because it goes well with the flavors in this brew. Finish was abrupt, which was somewhat disapointing. that may be due to the light palate. overall, a very solid holiday offering.