rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002 bottling. Healthy head of tannish white sea foam. Clear, dark amber with a hint of red. Light vanilla aroma sneaking through the malts. Not as much malt flavor as I remember it having last year. A bit acidic and light mouthfeel. Some hoppiness. Oh hell, where are the malts?
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy, fruity, and somewhat roasty aroma. Pours deep amber with decent co2. Starts sweet, quickly to malty then a nice fruity hop-ness, ending with the spicy. A very complex ale; I dig it. Nice body, but a bin thin for the style. Overall a very good winter ale; I’d buy it again.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of fruity, banana like esters, strong body and good aftertaste. The flavor hangs around mid-tongue as the carbonation rolls off the tongue. Slightly dry but well built. It is also a beautiful shade of red with a mild carbonation and minimal yet lasting head. Indeed it does warm those winter nights. Or maybe it is just the woodstove I am leaning on. This makes any Ebeneezer smile.
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ebenezer Ale has a great malty/caramel aroma. Taste is almost identical with rich flavors in every sip. There wasn’t much carbonation which makes this beer perfect for winter relaxation.
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to pint glass. Pours a dark copper, with a distinct red tint. Limited, white head that dissipates quickly. Lot of malts, with a roasted caramel scent.
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Conditioned - Surprising good winter ale. Pours a burnt ruby read. Great head, great lacing. I probably drank it a few degrees too cold. So I started off good, and got better. Taste is somewhat complex. bittersweet chocolate, leather, peach, and maybe a few tiny notes of cherry. a perfect mix of not being overbaring, but not being boring either. Lots of different tastes going on, but none of them overpower your tasebuds. It had more carbonation than I expected, but still maintained a good palet. Good Brew
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2006 Reddish brown with thick tan head that lasts. Blah blah brown ale, roasty, blah blah blah. I guess I had high expectations after reading some other ratings. There are no sweet sugared plums and cherries to be had... there was no fruitcake, but that’s a good thing since that is not something I want my beer to taste like. Alas, no tidings of joy or goodwill to all men. Maybe I just need a few more helpings of the Christmas Spirit. Overall, a glorified brown ale but a decent beer none-the-less.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I miss this beer in the winter now. I live in Ohio, and they don’t send us this stuff. It’s still one of my favorites.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - DEC 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aromas of apple cider, apricot, banana mild herbal spruce note, hint of piney hops. Carmel bready malts.
Flavor is medium roasted malt, black bread, molasses. Along with apricot, dark fruits (cherry, plum) Ample hops, but not something that stands out as much of highlight.
Easygoing palate, overcarbed,
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very unusual, but nice, aroma. Cherries, maybe? Appears dark red with good amount of head. Malty flavor, cherries again, very good. Better flavor as it warms. Malty and good.