CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright transparent copper with a finger-width high clingy light tan head. Has a sweet sugary caramel and cinnamon aroma. Body starts with some sticky caramel malty sweetness revealing some nice ginger spice and some piney citrusy hops toward the bittersweet finish. A nice and balanced holiday beer. Thanks to bkelley68 and jsquire for the bottles!
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber with white head. Aroma is grapefruit and caramel, flavor follows suit. Mouthfeel is light, finish is bitter and slightly sweet.
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What is that flavor? Corriander? I think it’s that. Very mulchy tasting. Spicy, some cinnamon. Lemon peelish. Thin mouthfeel, very watery which I didn’t like so much. Bitter end.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer entices the sense of smell with a fragrance consisting of honey, cinnamon, and nuts. This beer fills the glass with tawny-rose colored solution that resides under thick cream soda colored head. This beer is thick and smooth and flows through the mouth well. The taste is a grainy honey sensation that has hints of clove and all-spice in the background. The sweet taste turns a tad bitter as it tickles the throat on the way to the tummy.
adrian910ss (2324) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly reddish amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is of spicy ginger snaps,nutmeg, cinnamon and honey. Taste is kind of bland with slight hints of ginger,nutmeg and cinnamon. Not a big fan of these types of ales. Good, but not great.
trevandjenn (23) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad brew, but has a strange aftertaste that I cannot place. Goes down ok, has a decent aroma - fair for a Christmas Ale.
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was expecting more from this ale. It is a very expensive beer but does not deliver what you are expecting. Has a nice sweet taste but was not as full as I would have liked.
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A very nice example of a Christmas ale. Spicy nose was very present. Poured reddish brown with a small beige head. Flavor was a blend of spice and alcohol. I really recommend a nice wide mouth glass to take advantage of the aroma.
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
boy did i get drunk on these last night. not that great of a beer though. i hate spice beers. but this one isnt too overpowering
TomDecapolis (4436) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a translucent golden orange with a small off white lacing head. Aroma of honey, ginger, cinnamon, light alcohol and some other spices. Flavor of the same, kind of like the aroma a bit more.