Theydon_Bois (5266) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brew pub, Chelsea Pier - 01/03/12.
Listed at the brewpub as 9%ABV and titled ’Hoppy Holidays’.
Mid brown verging on dirty orange in colour with a small to medium white head.
Hoppy citrus nose with sweet malt and caramel background notes.
Again taste is citrus but not mega hoppy, get a little biscuit and caramel and grassy notes.
Medium bodied and easy drinking for it’s strength.
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber beer with light haziness. Fresh piney hop aroma over a soft sweet caramel malt base. Brown bread and a touch of spiciness as well. Warming brings out some peach/orange hop aroma as well. Flavour shows toffee, caramel, and other medium crystal malts. Light spiciness and pine flavour. A disturbing hint of diacetyl that I’m not a fan of, but otherwise a decent, if uninspired ASA.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
May 2007- Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC: Nice light red color, Bit of cheese and malt in the nose- malty and slightly hoppy taste. lgiht hoppy finish. NOt overly exciting.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it on tap at the brewery. Reminded me a lot of holiday ales from Seattle - Maritime Pacific’s Jolly Roger to be specific. High alcohol dominates - tastes higher than it actually is (more like barleywine-level).