khoffman43 (847) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish/orange with no head. Aroma is spices with a flavor to match.
Shot (11) - Westerville, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light copper color with a thin head that dissipates to a lacy head. Aromas of yeast, caramel and a hint of cinnamon. No discernible hop aroma. Flavors are light and very complex; sweet, but not cloying; caramel, biscuit, ginger, orange peel, cinnamon. Lively carbonation. Finish is malty but dry, with bready flavors and a nice alcohol warmth. Delicious brew. One of the best Christmas ales Iíve ever had.
Keir (102) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. My favorite Xmas ale. Nice spice nose with a hint of malt. Taste is a good balance of spice, malt, and hoppy bitterness.
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BeerNutBob (10) - - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite seasonals. Light for an ale, but just enough unique flavor to make it enjoyable.
mattyvolz (12) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
copper in color, nose of spices (cinnamon, cloves) and sweet malts. full-bodied on the palate but fairly easy-drinking. i get more spice on the nose than in the taste. all-in-all a great choice for your holiday libations.
MmmcKay (1018) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a copper orange color. Good head that sticks around. Aromas of cinnamon, clove, ginger, tree sap, pine cone. Taste is of ginger bread and smooth malt. Doesnít taste as spicy as it smells. Still the spice is there and well integrated. Creamy palate. Yummy beer. Easy to drink. Great holiday ale. Well done.
DedicatedToFun (653) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
awesome amber with tons of spices and winter cheer love it definitely try again
EMunk (96) - USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this out of a bottle on Christmas Eve with the family. Very rich flavor, and enjoyed the spiced after taste. Thankful that my brother shared his six pack.
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bpr77 (253) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally got ahold of a great lakes xmas ale ! Friend from chicago area sent me a couple . pours a dark orange amber aroma is light hints of ginger, fruity aromas (cherry or apple-ish aroma) and malty caramel aroma. Taste isl light hops up front sort of grassy, gives way to ginger and then obvious honey hints leading to a dry finish , finding the cinnamon on the finish real great beer. Very enjoyable and lived up to the hype ! All the dark fruity, fig and syrupy flavors of other xmas ales make this one refreshingly welcome on the palate
queenholly (1849) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Ginger, cinnamon, caramel, and cake aroma. Clear copper with a large ivory head. Cinnamon and ginger flavor with a light bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation.