Jethro6191 (492) - Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ginger is dominant and overpowers everything else in this ruby colored Winter warmer. Cinnamon, plum, and fruity notes are there in the background. The body is light to medium with a moderate level of carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth. The finish is sweet with a tinge of hop bitterness.
phaleslu (7419) - 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 (2771) - 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 (660) - 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 (1702) - 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 (1033) - 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 (9204) - 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 (255) - 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
Shot (242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thin head. Aromas are malty--candy apple, toffee, chocolate and cinnamon. Flavors are cinnamon, milk chocolate, toffee, dried fruit, bready tones. Slight hop bite. Dry finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Pepper mouthfeel. Overall, pretty nice.
umich03jm (2706) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy red pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is heavy spiced. Cinnamon, ginger, clove, and light caramel. Tastes heavily spiced and sweet. Lots of cinnamon and ginger, light honey, caramel malt, and sweet breakfast cereal. Medium to full body. Not a big fan of this. Too much spice and generic sweetness.
zdk (1824) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Actually pretty nice. copper tone, cinnamon, cloves and a touch of ginger. Sweet and bready malts. Easy drinking.