VertBaconStrips (2250) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This be hiding in my fridge for a while. Oranges, sweet cinnamon, toffee, pine, white bread, that’s mainly what the holes detect. Thankfully this is not one of those stupidly spiced up beers. That doesn’t mean some blend of mystical winter spice hasn’t snuck into the fold. This really fucking hopped up. More malty and caramelly than the aroma, still spiced lightly and comes swinging for the fences with a sledgehammer of bitterness. Earthy hop things, licorice, candy sweetness, pine and pain. Putting back a pull from the Budweiser chalice every 10 seconds has ruined my palate in a good way and will leave me and my zero tolerance messed up very shortly. Pretty good yet not worthy of a revisit.
stantheman (825) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 500 ml bottle. A dark brown beer with orange highlights, a moderate beige head and fruity, slightly spicy nose. Flavor is reminiscent of dried fruits. Decent hop bite as well. Quite nice. 3.8.
vadie (1143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
J’ai pris cette bière en fût. C’était un peu froid alors peut-être j’ai manqué les saveurs subtile des malt. Pour moi c’était malté au début, mais surtout amer. L’amertume était en déséquilibre, mais encore, peut-être parce que c’était trop froide pour lasser sortir les sucres et le profile complet du malt. Un peu épice, du malt caramel, et plein d’houblon.
XaenDovet (1261) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Hazy amber, creamy cap, great lacing. Aroma of caramel, soft spice (cinnamon?), and quite earthy. Taste is sweet, soft bitterness, rounded with a bunch of umami. Palate is creamy, medium-low carbonation, long, subtle dry finish.
J_man (861) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like root beer with hops in it! Nice crystal clear copper amber color with a billowy white head. Bitingly bitter hops come flying out and latch onto your tongue immediately. This is quickly balanced very nicely by a smooth caramel malt sweetness. There are hints of licorice and baking spices mixed in. Finishes bittersweet with a lasting bitterness left behind. Very nice winter beer.
pintbypint (3152) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml brown bottle. Colour is cloudy golden, tightly beaded, creamy white cap. Aromas of caramel, herb, fruit, orange. Taste - hoppy, grassy, herbal, touches of caramel. Herbal finish with long grassy bitterness. Body is lighter than expected. Well made, but I didn’t love it.
reebtogi (5190) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours orange in color with a generous off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is earthy with some caramel and hints of cinnamon. Taste is a big earthy and citrus hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall, a well crafted winter ale that is well balanced and quite tasty. Recommended.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma is extremely piney, earthy, caramel. Taste is well balanced IPA, hops upfront with a big malty backbone carrying through. Overall, good.
anderson01 (292) - Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color. Clear appearance. Creamy head that holds for awhile. Awesome lacing. Aroma consist of resin, cranberry, bread, peanut butter and cooked vegetables. Definitely taste cinnamon. I can taste sweet potato. Dank. Long finish. Sticky texture. Dry mouthfeel. Average carbonation. This beer does remind me of the christmas holidays.
thetmaxx (870) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tavour. Poured from the bottle. Nice clear orange color. Decent head. Aroma is hoppy. This is much different from most winter ale. Flavor is great.