seymour (1306) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the 2nd annual Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger party in a dimple mug. It poured a nice copper colour with thick, moussy, everlasting beige foam and Belgian lace. Crown Valley really nails the appearance. Strong, familiar holiday spice aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, etc. Unfortunately, the beer didn’t taste nearly as good as it smelled. I have a feeling there’s a nice brown beer underneath it all, but the spices were too overpowering. Better luck next batch.
fattybladdy (415) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Appearance is a darker clear amber. Aroma is malty with spice. Big spiced up taste, nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel malt. Pretty decent winter brew.
beastiefan2k (2258) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle into Jolly Pumpkin tulip. Foamed up the neck a bit. I really like spiced beers and I even like these spices. However, this is horrid. Way too much spice, its like someone threw a suck full of nutmeg and clove in my face. What makes it worse is the flabby beer behind the spices. I could see a stout or strong ale but its a nondescript mildly hoppy ale. Ugh.
jandd1983 (2041) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a cloudy red color with a white head. The aroma was of spice and lots of nutmeg and ginger. The taste was also lots of spiciness. Very nice.
ronaldtheriot (1059) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crown Valley Sleighbell Spiced Ale has a very thick, creamy, off-white head, a mostly clear, brilliant orange appearance, with a descending gray cloud, a few bubble streams, and some decent lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of a melange of spices, sweet breadiness, and an overall pleasant pugent smell. Taste is of all those elements, with an underlying hop bitterness to accompany the spiciness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Crown Valley Sleighbell Spiced Ale finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and not the least bit alcohilic. Overall, this is very good, after it warms, but I think it would actually taste better without the added spices. The bottle recommends serving this beer warm, and I can see how that is something one should follow. RJT
firemarshal (104) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample. Dark amber. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves. Taste is spicy cinnamon. Not for me.
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snoworsummer (1467) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Kloby’s. Pours clear copper with a smooth creamy off white head. Tastes smooth, sweet, slightly dry, nutty and malty at first, then like gingerbread, light spice, vegetable flavor. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like vegetables, sweet malt, wheat, and nuts.
Finhead (1086) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep amber pour with an off-white head. The aroma is spicy with nutmeg, light cinnamon, and earthy hops. It has a full body with somewhat thick texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bitter and slightly roasted with a dry, warm finish.
boozedude (1582) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into glass, at club w with pals, cinnamon, orange, some apple, funky diffret stuff, but not bad at al
EtTuCthulhu (846) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is a clear orange with a large off-white head, and the aroma blends nutmeg, gingerbread, and light malts. The taste blends a mild spice, a slight sourness, and a slightly sweetness, and the palate combines a slick texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a long, spice-filled finish.
thegreenrooster (3055) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a cloudy red with a small white head. Aroma is all spice. Lots of nutmeg and ginger. Flavor is all spice. Its kinda like a pumpkin ale without the pumpkin. This thing is all spice. One of those beers that is good for a sample but one is enough. These Crown Valley seasonal’s are some of the better beers they brew.