jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A sweet malt darkness accompanied by a earthy hoppiness and holiday spice. Deep mahogany body moderately carbonated, and a tan off-white thick head.
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.
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.