JK (3989) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery, December 2012. Lots of ginger. Light malt and grain, thin palate. They did a good job with the ginger but the beer is too light.
BVery (4305) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Slightly hazy golden orange pour with a small head. Coriander and ginger fo’ sho’ - pleasant and sessionable.
Skyview (5031) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewery taproom in Excelsior, Minnesota. Pours a sen-clear light amber brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that quickly dissipates and leaves a thin white ring and spotty lacing. Aroma has ginger and coriander with a hint of orange peel, and caramel malt. Taste is light to medium bodied with flavors of light caramel malt, light ginger, a distinct bready caramel malt, some oat-like presence with orange peel and coriander. Finish is quite smooth, low bitterness with aftertastes of ginger, coriander and light caramel. Flavor profile reminds me of my favorite Scottish Thanksgiving stuffing without the sage.
khoffman43 (943) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a dark copper with no head. Aroma is spices. Flavor is the perfect winter beer with cinnamon and other flavors added in to make it enjoyable this time of the year. As my girlfriend said, it tastes like Christmas.