Nephilium (1571) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark fruit with hints of spices. Pours a clear light ruby with a full light tan head. Thereís a strong blast of cinnamon, blended with the other spices and a sweet malt backbone. The spicing lingers for a while, and compares well to the other Cleveland Christmas ales.
RRistow12 (503) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a ruby amber with off white head. Aroma of cinnamon and spices. Taste is a pretty spicey Christmas ale. Flavors of cinnamon, honey, hint of ginger, and other spices. Overall a very well done Christmas ale.
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BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half a bottle in the Shades of Green parking garage after shattering a 6-pack on the concrete. Lots of tasty spice like a good ginger snap. Great cold weather warmer.
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Panzuriel (1558) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at Melt Columbus, last Christmas. Delayed review. Holly Jolly pours a medium bright copper beer. Nose is Christmas spice (cloves, ginger, and cinnamon) with a moderate amount of roasted caramelization from the hops. The taste is more of the same. Spices lead with a nice amount of roasted cereals and brown sugar. Body is light but with some carbonation. Overall, an above average, but rather run of the mill winter beer.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from ryanmcfly1985- thanks again, Ryan! Nice trade bonus. Pours a mostly clear brownish amber with a small beige head that leaves a lasting ring. Spices lead the way, and ginger is foremost among them, followed by cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg, with some backing but weaker sweet and caramel malts, pine, and a shot of honey. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a thin, spicy mouthfeel. This was tried about four to five months after it came out, and it definitely seemed out of balance in a way that suggested age. That wasnít intentional; I meant to drink it sooner. Now I know.
rondphoto (3162) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Clear amber brown color, heavy beige head, streaks of lace. Taste is malt that is infused with Christmas spices The whole concoction moves without change to a carbonation edged finish. An interesting brew, but not one I would want very often.
LetsGoState (722) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is small white head with amber color. Aroma is strongly of spices. Taste is some sweet malt with a good amount of ginger and cinnamon. Overall a very solid one.
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid holiday spiced ale with a bunch of spices on a medium sweet brown ale malt body. Certainly easy to drink for the "style" and ABV. Ginger and cinnamon definitely prominent.
John25 (1245) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark ruby/amber. Sweet ginger spice aroma with honey. The taste follows exactly with cinnamon, apple, and cherry notes. Good stuff. The aroma really stands out but, the mouthfeel is a bit too thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fat Headís Portland, pours a clear dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is huge on the spices, especially cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavour is the same, with not too much else going on here. Very spice-dominated. Good for what it is, but itís not my cup of tea (or beer).
Clarkdvm (322) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Aroma and taste basically your standard winter beer. Sweeter than I prefer. Cloves, cinnamon, sugar and spice predominate