novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I LOVED this Christmas ale. Super piney, with tasting notes of orange citrus zest, a little bit of bitter hop, pine, grass, and a beautiful light brown pour. Already looking forward to my pour next Christmas!
markducommun (822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear mahogany, ample tan head. Pine resin, light molasses. Light grassiness. Bitter. Light spiciness, sweet through middle. Medium body, fair amount of effervescence. Longish finish. Pretty good.
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djd07 (8291) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a hazy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is toasted malts and citrus. Medium mouth, citrus and pine, light spice finish, ok.
Bebum (688) - - FEB 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper, lasting tan head, sparse lacing.
Medium body and mild flavor, flat mouthfeel, low carbonation and heat, avg length.
Moderately bittersweet, low acidity.
Allspice, ginger, caramel, hops.
Very sessionable, typical Holiday beer.
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dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/23/16 Chicago (16 oz draft at Mo Dailey’s in standard pint glass). Dark orange pour, mild carbonation and quickly dissipating thin tan head with minimal lacing. Strong nutmeg and cinnamon sweet aroma and taste. Nice texture, easy going down. Good dessert beer.
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap; Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, ginger/spice, hops, and some fruit; Nicely balanced; Not bad.
edgallow (3411) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, spices and pine. Taste is ginger, citrus and caramel.
Shot (385) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours reddish orange with a huge sticky off-white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and candied fruit. Flavors are caramel, pine, sweet orange, and ginger. Bitter citrus and bready notes in the finish. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Sweet, fruity and well-hopped. Not bad.
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Spiced ale, medium body, average carbonation, thin head. Heavier Amber beer for season
Cimbasso (649) - - DEC 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Chuck's on S Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Clear reddish copper colour with an off-white head. Hoppy aromas. Taste has plenty of spruce and spices with hints of cinnamon and orange peel. Slightly strange mixture of a pine-dominated IPA, a sweet red ale and a spicy Christmas beer. Doesn't quite work for me...
JMerritt (1926) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned. Color is a scarlet-heavy orange-red. Head is medium in size, tan, and mostly lasting. Pine/spruce hop aroma is fresh and pungent, followed by fruity peach, dry almonds, and light vanilla cookie. Flavor is, at first, a rather surprising equilibrium of hoppy pine and bright, sweet peach, though the bitterness grows in intensity through a rather long flavor profile. I’m not certain what this is "spiced" with - there seems to be some baking spices, but nothing is very strong or overdone. I’d enjoy this regardless of the season.