redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A smoky red color with a nice medium cream colored head. Aroma of ginger and cascade hops. Mellow ginger taste. A very good spiced beer to be enjoyed during the winter months.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definite spiced aroma with a touch of cinnamon, ginger, and maybe even a touch of cloves. Balance of spices is good throughout the body. A decent Christmas brew.
thehoff (569) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden to Amber color. Thin white bubbly head. Smells quite fruity, cranberry, raspberry, and hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, yes ginger. I really taste vanilla and ginger. The flavor begins a little sour and then really branches out. Quite a dry beer but quite nice. Slight berriness in the flavor but not much. Not bad.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz: Dark amber copper with an off-tan head. Aroma contains generous amounts of ginger, nutmeg, and light crystal malts. Flavours are like christmas breakfast: honey-buttered toast, cinnamon rolls with vanilla icing, and some lightly caramel piney hop cones. Palate is thin and lacking development, but these wonderful Christmas flavours go a long way in my book.
Indra (2536) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a nice blend of floral sweetness, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, bready, almost doughy malt, caramel, spicy hop and a mild, slightly berryish and citrusy fruitiness. Medium amber color, clear, with a slight head and minimal lacing. Malty and sweet to start, turning a bit more fruity and hoppy and with a spicy, mildly bitter, lightly sugary finish. Smooth, palate-coating feel, medium-full body and some light, lingering acidity. This is actually really good. Just a bit too sweet to enjoy more than one or two of in a sitting, but otherwise satisfying and entirely fitting the season for which it was conceived. Cheers, TAR.
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 The candy-like cinnamon/sugar flavor fits into your winter beer tasting. Great color and a complex flavor in every glass. Very much a sipping beer.
pours a deep amber hue with some floaty yeast. Lots of spice on the aroma-cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg-Flavor tastes like a gingerbred cookie mixed with pumpkin pie. very interesting and unique brew. a very nice and unique holiday brew. thanks Mromero548 for this bottle!
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 Light red/orange color with smallish tan head. Aroma is sharp, crisp, very malty, with caramel, vanilla, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is dry, very malty, nutty, with very subtle presence of cinnamon and nutmeg.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick amber colored liquid with a light beige head that dissipates to a small lid and a few spots of lace. Initial hops aroma is taken back by cinnamon and ginger. Light sweet bread dough as well in the nose. Quite smooth feeling. Some passion fruit and pineapple followed by a dry spice (primarily cinnamon) flavor. While by the heft the malt seems to be there, the flavors are lost except for a late malt linger. Comforting but uneventful.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with spicy fruity aroma.Flavor is sweet almost candylike. Smooth creamy spice feel in the mouth.Finishes clean with a little hop. A decent winter beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great stuff. Nice nose, slightly fruity, some spiciness. Lovely flavor, lots of apricot, peach, and mango, mixed with nutmeg and a bready cookieness. Very much like Christmas, and very good.