BierMeHoos (431) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 fluid ounce bottle. Gold, light haze. Head is white and creamy. Aroma has light citrus and soft caramel. Taste is similar. Late bitterness, long aftertaste. Kind of complex flavored but I'm sure most people will find it too much.
MayumiH (498) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Nice malty character with a hint of clove and spiciness. Well hopped. Good stuff.
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle. Gold, light haze. Head is white and creamy, decent retention and good sticky edges. Nose has light citrus and soft caramel. Taste has citrus, herbs, grain and caramel. Late bitterness, long aftertaste with resiny and herbal hops. Drinks easy. Good beer, not very aromatic, but taste is decent.
dhatton (234) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright orange colored body with some cloudiness. Whitish head that yields moderate lacing. Fruity citrus nose with some sweet mustiness. Spicy and nutty taste balanced with a welcomed hoppy bitterness. Enjoyable dry warming finish.
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Yard. Nice hoppy floral notes, candy sweet with caramel. Dark amber clear with thin lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts sweet with caramel, mild tropical fruit, resinous hops. Big sweetness throughout with mild fruity hop finish. Not bitter at all with sweet after.
treeskier (2) - - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong flavors, bitter very hoppy yet lighter than avg winter brr. Love it like i love ipa's. Not a go to but great on an holiday night out with good friends
mintzmeet (367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks muddy. Weak weak head/lacing. Kinda wholesome bready aromas. Spicy on tongue morphs to malty than back to spicy. Peppery.
MunBro (890) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, light orange pour with a pillowy white head. Tons of beautiful, sticky lacing. Has a sticky, burnt caramel flavour fading into malts and a sharp hop bitterness at the end of the palate right as you swallow. Really nice winter ale, the 7.6% abv is perfect on this one.
Arayaga2 (1945) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cider brown with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, with a bit of gasoline. Taste is righ and caramelly, but husky, with a harsh grainy edge that smooths out with the sweetness. $8/6pack
ACHops (1030) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Hopvine. Pours bright golden orange with medium lacy white head. Aroma is lightly sweet caramel malt with a oaky, hoppy finish. Taste is clean, crisp caramel malt with a big heavy bitter hop finish. Dry oaky notes throughout. Quite enjoy this style, keeping the malt light and plenty of hops. Rather light bodied for a winter beer, which I think works to its advantage. Not the dark super-malty beer you may be expecting with a winter beer.