Gethinbeer (1817) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color with an impressive frothy white head. Cinnamon, ginger aroma. Ginger flavour with spices and oranges. Wish I had tried this earlier. Thin texture, bitter finish. Little dish washer fluid finish. Comes through once warmed up a little.
BreWedge (173) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is cinnamon dominant. Tastes are sweet, spice, and malt. Cinnamon comes through most clearly. Mouthfeel is astringent like you might feel if you actually put some cinnamon in your mouth. Long finish. Would not try again.
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GuillaumeCL (287) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a hazy brown with a bunch of thick off-white head. Smell is spicy with some cinnamon, ginger, orange, and a bit of sweet caramel. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet, then slightly bitter with a bit of ginger flavour, nothing else really comes through. Drinkable but kind of boring.
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 600ml, robe ambrée, arôme d’épice, goût de cannelle et clou de girofle.
solidfunk (1786) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like cinnamon, ginger and clove. Pours clear dark brown with creamy gead and good lacing. A little astringency on aftertaste. Some sweetness as well. Malt in aroma. Bottle.
hstreet (39) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Great color, great head, great carbonation, Lotsa spice something you would expect around the holidays. A great addition to the fridge during the X-mas season!
ontbeermaker (1832) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a medium copper, a very spicy flavour and a nice crisp finish, full of life, a nice offering
pushkinwow (1336) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from 2011. Hazy brown, lots of sediment, dark beige head. Christmas Spice, light malt, cinnamon. Mild body, moderate carbonation, somewhat sweet, spice on finish.
Tiger_08 (132) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dec 1 2012. 750ml bottle pours clear brown-amber with thick foamy off white head. Good head retention and thin lacing. Aroma is strong cinnamon with some other subtle spices. First taste is mainly cinnamon. After a few sips the ginger becomes more apparent, especially in aftertaste, giving it a nice finish. Some citrus helps balance but overall mostly cinnamon. Lots of carbonation adds life to the mouthfeel and a helps the watery palate. Not thin nor thick, I think this palate works well with this style - mostly because there is about two glasses. Satisfying, but one bottle is good for the season.
Digital_Aura (208) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours with a voluminous frothy head, which takes several minutes to settle into an ample lace. Aroma is more subtle than I imagined based on the ingredients, but slight nose of cookies and dark fruits. Auburn brown ale (Lovibond 21/22). Very creamy smooth texture. I taste a porter. Chocolate and coffee mostly - where’s the cinnamon and orange peel?! Pleasantly surprised. Finish has a spicy, peppery hint (thats the ginger) and a coffee bean bitterness. Glad I tried it.