probstblueribbon (3394) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11 fl oz stubby bottle from Finger Lakes Beverage, served cold in a tulip glass. 07DE11.
App.: Clear deep amber with a fair light tan head.
Aroma: Nice caramel/toffee, slightly fruity and nutty, somewhat vinous, hints of brighter fruits, biscuit, toast, bread crust, maybe a hint of floral hops.
Palate: Medium body, restrained effervescence, smooth.
Flav.: Vinous malts, touch fruity and earthy, bread crust, a touch of peppery rye, nice; dry with minimal bitterness and a pleasant bread crust and toffee malt finish.
I dig this “series” from Full Sail.
poisoneddwarf (2020) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11 oz bottle. Pours almost clear copper with a small white dissipating head. Aroma is bready, SweeTarts. Taste is lightly sweet, turns faintly bitter and tart before turning sweet again. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy, carbonation is average. I’m impressed with this.
dmac (4956) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11 oz stubby bottle from Jonathan Ron Brielle, awesome bottle. Poured a very ncie looking clear red body with a small foamy off white head. Aroma was very dusty grains, cardboard. Body is very dry with a touch of strong carbonation. Flavor of bread, cardboard, molasses, dry caramel. I gotta say these bottles are addictive, but a 6.2% beer seems a tad high for a "session" beer.
ryanscourt (1063) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice, light nonimposing.
nothing exciting about this beer or bad really, not very festive by any flavors either, solid, wouldnt chopos it over other seasonles though
CheersMate (1318) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. It has a unique light brown hue to it. It doesn’t have that quasi ruby color, as pictured. The head faded away rather quickly. Light caramel and wheat aroma. A touch of grass in there, as well. There’s not much else I can smell, quite honestly. Sharp grassy bite, with a soft, lingering bitterness. Falls very flat, flavor wise. Bits of caramel and wheat hit my taste buds. Rather prickly on the tongue. I session 14% beers, so I don’t know what all of these other poltroons are talking about. I’m getting touches of an amalgam of grapefruit and orange. There’s this odd roasted grassy flavor at the end. Not that I’ve actually tasted roasted grass, but I can imagine that’s what it would taste like. Decent, but nothing spectacular.
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear amber to orange hued body with a large, fluffy, slightly off-white head. Aromas are malty, caramel, tea, bready, marmalade. Pretty clean. A touch nutty (like a victory malt or something similar). Flavors are clean, malty, toasty, nutty (american munich or victory?). Bitter to balance with a dry finish. Clean. Lively bubbles, and dry in the finish. Medium bodied.
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barcade Jersey City. Some chocolate and a stouty characteristic to it. Not a bad one. Cross-style.
emacgee (4450) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clean copper amber with two fingers of creamy offwhite head. Nose is lightly sweet with notes of bread and toast, very light herbal hop character and grassy notes. Balanced flavor, equal showing of grassy/herbal hops and spicy bitterness with a bready malt sweetness. Soft round body with a low carbonation.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love the bottle and festive colors. Pours a dark orange/red. Big thick head. Aroma is sweet with a touch of bitter. Getting some pine notes amongst the sweet malt flavors. Quite nice.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - heavy pine, faint fruit;
Appearance - light brown, slight reddish hue, fluffy head, laces well;
Taste - balanced front, complex hop flavor develops throughout the back, finish is long and spicy;
Palate - smooth, nice body for the style;
Overall - not your typical winter beer though still quite tasty.