RateBeer
overall
88
95
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Belgian style ale brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet gale, cloves, coriander and allspice. Formerly known as Rudolph’s Reserve.


2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
I don’t like much by BBW but this Rude Elf was just rude to my taste buds... true spice beer lovers will probably love this stuff. Leave me out.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11213) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
on tap-pours a thin whitehead. Color is amber with effervescence. Aroma is malt. Taste is sweet, alcohol, malt, fruit, cinnamon, syrupy. Not my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2005
12.24.05 22 oz bottle. I love the Brew Works and am glad to see they got Weyerbacher to brew/bottle for them. This was a heavy , solid, spicy holiday ale. Sent me off to the North Pole before a shot of Johnny Walker Blue Label sent me to the grave.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Hmmm...heavy, thick, syrup, sweet in a spicy way...yet pretty smooth going down. Best in small sips. I’m not sure if I could drink more than one - it’s pretty strong stuff. Not for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2005
12oz bottle. Poured a dark and cloudy brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves (and I’m sure I’m missing a couple other spices in there), and on the fruity side. Closely reminded me of a stick of gum that’s been chewed on for a while. Tastes of the same. Spices are there in the tastes but not overpowering. Tastes like a spiced cake of some sort. Alcohol content well hidden. Lacing left on the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2386) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Great big head of very fine bubbles. The head lasted for quite awhile. Light carbonation. Fruity and spicy nose. Oranges, cinnamon, nutmeg, yeast and a little malty triple aroma. Color is a dark amber. Sweet and fruity flavor with a big alcohol kick. NICE. Warms and tingles as it goes down. Plenty of spices but they are subdued by the alcohol. Gingerbread flavor with some spiced apples. Finish is warming and spicy. A decent and very potent belgian ale. This could stand to age for a little while and hopefully some of the alcohol will mellow out a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Dark copper color with an off-white/ tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. Tastes of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg with a bit of alcohol. This is an old bottle. Had this last year and it had a much hotter edge. Fabulous beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
12 oz bottle Pours a cloudy brown red. Very creamy tan head with good lacing and last well. Smells of spices and slightly fruity. Taste has a nice mix, a good bitter tang. A short but good after taste. This is a very good beer. I would rcommend it very much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Brewtopia ’05 Deep golden in color with a small white head. arom is fruity and spicey. Sweet,fruity and spicey flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2005
At the pub 12-10. A nice aromatic brew arrives in a goblet, spices,clove,nutmeg, cinnamon. A nice amber-red with a thick off white cinnamon head. Tast was nice very spicy. A quick snap of cinnamon maybe even some ginger combine with the nutmeg nicely and the alcohol is present but well masked. Palate was nice full and smooth though the spices linger. Overall this was very heartwarming.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 12 13 14  15  16 17 18


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50