TOSG55 (215) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown with medium head. Light, fairly non-description aroma with some sweet notes. The flavor has a lot of honey and grain notes, and a hint of spice (ginger, nutmeg). Subdued and pleasant, a nice holiday beer.
Howlader (74) - - NOV 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Glass served at Birch and Barley in Washington. Really great cinnamon type aroma, great taste. I understand the annual hype.
AirForceHops (2369) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the source. The brewers description is damn spot on. Nose is cinnamon, clove and hints of pine needles. Flavor runs the same with medium body and a herb, spice finish. It really does remind me of Christmas type flavors, ginger is real mild and is a compliment to the other spices in the brew. Good brew.
bubblehouse (126) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a really nicr aroma but is a little heavy on the cinnamon and clove spice. Drinkable but nothing special.
gmb5127 (176) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is mild but full of spices. The taste is full of different spices. Itís actually quite refreshing. A little watery mouth feel but solid.
commonmac (100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another tap at Luce in Hopkins. A copper color holiday ale that clings well to the pint glass. Aroma is light which serves as a precursor for the follow up taste. Just seems to be missing something like an increase in spices. Not an impressive beer but not a disappointment either. Itís like a Christmas with half the presents.
commonshawn (158) - - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear copper. White head and good lacing. More subtle on aroma than I expected. Malty at first, then the spices hit. Wanted some darker spices in there. Ok, not great.
ContemplateBeer (1347) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Nice ginger notes with some grapefruit, a bit of nutmeg and very light cinnamon. Appearance: Nearly still copper body with bubbly, foamy tan head. Flavor: Gingery with a little nutmeg mainly; citrus is a bit more muted with some slight nuttiness as well. Palate: Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Solid brew, not the most exciting Christmas seasonal.
gruberm (270) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown golden clear color. Thin to non existent white head. Cinnamon flavor and cinnamon nutmeg tastes. Not overpowering but not subtle either. Pretty pleasant.
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fattybladdy (360) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber pour. Scent is caramel malt and spice. Taste is caramel, cinnamon, ginger.