mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle. Bright golden amber color with a splash of thin white foam that vanishes quickly. Peach. Pear and plum in the aroma with a hint of clove. Full in the mouth and holds the alcohol well but there is a little alcohol taste on the palate.
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Don’t notice the alcohol in this one but do notice the spices, medium body and only slightly warming, strong and spicy but very drinkable.
ontbeermaker (1832) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a nice light yellow, aroma is spice, flavour is very much like a pumpkin beer and it nice, lots of cinnamon comes out, overall it is decent and nice offering
mcberko (4054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
341mL bottle, pours a murky golden orange with a small ring of white head. Nose is full of clove and coriander, with some candied sugar and not really any hint of wheat. Flavour isn’t overly appealing, with lots of perfume and sugary notes, not much of the aforementioned spices. Feels a little flat and dull, with very light carbonation. Way too much of the perfume and sugar, killing any complexity there might have been. Not too good.
watson1977 (2288) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy honey color with a medium white head. Aroma has lots of spice...clove...and some light orange notes. Flavor is very spicy...clove and cinnamon...bitter. mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is very spicy and dry.
BeerGolem (499) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 341 ml. Bought at Peluso (Montreal). Served in Trappist glass. Pours cloudy amber. Not much head and no lacing. Similar in appearance to a barley wine. Quite pleasant aroma with strong notes of cinnamon and cloves. Some hints of citrus and alcohol. Taste is really sugary with some bitterness at the end. Alcohol finish. Full bodied beer, really thick. Texture is syrupy. Overall, a very interesting beer, unique in its way.
DerWeg (1393) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ only, whoa los of fresh clove and Madagascar cinnamon over a solid swet base of fruit and wheat malt. citrus follows through. Not sure why DDC made this but the clovey-ness evokes a pale weizenbock gone over the edge. Ends a bit grassy-dry with a faint sting to the palate, remains constantly sticky-sweet.
goatwhisperer (19) - - AUG 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much head at all. Burned umber colour.
Absolutely divine smell, sweet cinnamon and clove and fruit on the nose. Absolute perfection, it could not be any better.
The palate mimics the nose slightly bitter finish. It hides its alcohol well, apart from the dry finish you would never know it’s 8.3%. Thick consistency, great syrupy mouthfeel.
Amazing beer, I love it.
jaghana (2829) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 341ml, a clear copper amber beer with medium head. Nose is very spicy on cinnamon and anise. Aroma is malty on the caramel side, sweet, apricot notes, lot of anise and cinnamon, quite hopy with a grassy finish. Lot of clove on aftertaste, not bad but a little heavy on the spicy part.
HeistAlmighty (818) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle. Darker colour that I was expecting, kind of a medium copper, very little head. Smell is a spiced wit, clove, cinnamon, a little citrus and wheat. Taste is spicy Christmas cookie with some orange. Body is solid but cut with some nice carbonation. Overall, lots of spice, would be a great winter beer.