robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Brown Head. Small Head. Woody. Nuts. Spice....Hence a very good winter brew..worth keeping in the fridge.....you know...for the good friends....
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish looking body and light head, good mix of fruits and chocolate malts, but did have a bit of a lingering aftertaste.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep ruby with a medium diminishing light brown head. Nice woody and sweet aroma of plum, raisin, vanilla, milk chocolate, cherry, and roast with hints of pine and ginger. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nice fruity sweet flavor of plum, red apple, apricot, roast, milk chocolate, ginger and pine. Very good, a nice winter brew.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber color with a light hop but mostly malt aroma. The taste is fruity and spicy...festive. head retention is only fair. Overall a better Christmas Goose than one reads about in Dickens.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Seemed along the lines of a brown ale. Wasn't much to look at, brownish color with a small bubbly head. Too watery without much body. Nothing exciting.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2004 I love this beer. Very aromatic with hops and chocalatey/slightly roasted malt. Flavor is dominated with spicey hops, good malt background follows. There is a lasting spice that I can’t put my finger on, but since I’ve had so many of these it is just the "GI Christmas Flavor". Also, when I belch after having a couple of these, man do they taste good. Another reason to drink this beer.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok so I see this stuff at a dollar store in a small town $3.40 a six pack. What the hell its cheep. Dark reddish brown, thick tan head. Sweet hoppy aroma, a hint of coffee. Medium bodied sweet flavor a little grainy and a bit of fruit, hop bitterness cleans it all up in the end. I’m buying more
Tmoney99 (8778) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moderate malty aroma with light cereal. Appearance was deep red/brown with average light brown head. Good blend of bitter and sweet finish.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown with a foamy head. Malty and moderately spiced. Good but not execptional.
OldGrowth (2104) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Ash/ smokey wet leather on the nose. Orangy/brown color. No head. No sediment. Coffee, pine, carmel,smoke all come to mind in the flavor. Clean, tad thin. Tasty, damn familiar. Like something else I've had.