Atom (1212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a bright amber hue and a large khaki head. Aroma of holiday spices, cinnamon, ginger, slight coriander, with some orange peel. Taste is sweet of cinnamon and nutmeg followed my ginger and honey with underlying hints of oranges. All spices and flavors are unique and present pretty well rounded. Unfortunately, holiday ales along with many of the spices here are just not my thing. However if it is this would be a good one for you.
markwise (4276) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to goryshkewych for the share on this one. Cheers, George! Pours a hazy copper-orange with a white head. Nice lacing. Nose is sweet malt, ginger, some mild sarsaparilla, and mild citrus. Flavor follows the nose with sweet malts, ginger, some pie spices, and sweetness with tangs of root beer. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.
cheap (3801) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is somewhat dark from a bottle. Smell is sweet. Taste is better than expected but still carries that spiced thing. Does have some co2, not much. Bitter herbs start to stick their little heads up. Getting worse as the session continues. Typical lighter xmas beer but it must hide its alky fairly well at 7%.
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Pour is dark gold/copper with a small off-white head, little retention/lace. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon, honey, citrus, spice. Taste is lightly sweet, ginger, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus. Palate is drier, soft, oily, sweet finish. Very enjoyable.
ryanscourt (551) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 Reddish brown in color with particulate throughout drink, settling to the bottom. Very sweet initial taste with malt character and spices. Sweetness lingers. Like drinking spiced candy. Enjoyed but one is good enough for me.
Enjoyed a lot more thaniremembered. Pine needle taste still a little overwhelming by the end.
mikedR (923) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Christmas ale. Rich honey aroma and flavor. Heavily spiced, but doesn't detract and meshes well with the honey. Peppery finish.
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MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle compliments of my neighbor Bob - thanks! Plenty of spices and unique aromas without being obnoxious. Somewhat weak on body but well worth the purchase.
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours deep red with a medium off-white head. Aroma is heavy spice, orange peel, alcohol. Taste is mild-medium sweet, full of spice. Finish is spice and alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation. Okay.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious seasonal ale. The cinnamon, citrus zest, and hops shine in this holiday warmer. Loved the name, too.
nike (878) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow, spices, spices, and spices. Dark pour, fruit and spice aroma, and taste, did I mention spices. Not for me.