Atom (1878) - 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.
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Panzuriel (1506) - 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 (7825) - 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 (3030) - 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 (702) - 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 (1793) - 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 (1170) - 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 (10042) - 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 (307) - 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 (289) - 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.