MaiBockAddict (1498) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice spicey aroma. Notes of Cinimon. Big sweet malt flavor, with spicey notes. Good nightcap beer and a notable find.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful color in such a funny bottle. Hides its power well, I think. Tastes like the Christmas season in a bottle. Spicy beer with many notes. Good overall.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this from a bottle. Started off good name fix of spices, however it got really harsh at the end.
obxdude10 (1883) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Nicely spiced Belgian style ale, lots of different spices in the nose as well as the flavors, cinnamon, nutmeg, corander, sweet gale, decent warming affect from the alcohol, very little head, dark amber in color, very nice seasonal beer
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful spiced Belgian Strong ale. ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander... all sorts of good stuff. Very nice, warms you on a cold night. I believe this is the same beer as the No Name Christmas Ale. They apparently found a name for it.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A spiced dark amber colored brew with a viscous texture, lots of alcohol in the nose but moderate when swallowed. Malt is overshadowed by spices... cinnamon and allspice predominate, but it has quite a few other spices as well. Surpisingly smooth for its strength.
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2002
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I like most of the seasonal beers from Bethlehem Brew Works, but I must admit that this tasted like fermented water that sat in a Christmas tree stand for two months.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best spiced ale I’ve ever had. A nice malt sweetness provides a background for the perfectly harmonised spices. Seek this out at all costs if in the area.