frankenkitty (1972) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coppery-golden, lightly effervesced, beneath a large, foamy, cream-colored head. Spicy aromas of clove, ginger, orange peel above a doughy yeastiness. Flavor is cheek-pinchingly tart with a dominance of earthy spiciness (as above with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg). A lemon-tea maltiness emerges late, but itís hard to get past the power of all that generous spicing. Mid-bodied. Festive. As many others of the "S/H/V" style, this is interesting and tasty but becomes annoying if you try to session it. ~~~~~~~ A holiday gift, but widely available (seasonally) in the Chicagoland area.
r464 (2015) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colored with a whitish head. Spice, malt, and a little tartness. Cinnamon, clove, some doughiness. Medium bodied and a little sweet.
burtallen (4) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is the best Christmas ale ever. The 7.5 abv will sneak up on you. The spice notes are superior.
willisread (617) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Golden orange color with a medium-sized head. Aromas of cinnamon, ginger and pine cones all present on the nose. Fairly well balanced if not malt forward. Medium body with average carbonation. Nice peppery and spiced finish.
dutch23mp (291) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spice ales are not normally my beer of choice but this was a gift to taste. Well crafted and the hint of cinnamon is really complement to the hopes and malts used. Very sweet after taste this beer would go well with a desert
reberiii (404) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, slightly syrupy, touch of hop brightness, finishes with Christmas spice...allspice.
Ratman197 (10882) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, yeast, spice and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, spice and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering spiced finish.
uckelman (364) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruddy amber, clear. No head, just a bit of oily lace. Aroma is ginger and honey. I donít get the cinnamon. Medium body, kind of _chewy_. Reminds me of a spiced ham.
sarauckelman (247) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oily amber with not much head. Faint aroma of citrus peel and bourbon. Slightly sweet with hints of ginger and cinnamon. Pleasant, round, full mouthfeel. Would probably be rated a lot higher if I didnít have a headcold blocking most of my smell and taste.
1pintatatime (107) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep golden color with a thin, white head. Not much there on the nose, but the taste is sweet with a fairly solid malt backbone. Caramel and cinnamon are primary with hints of other spices. None are overwhelming, which I like. Solid for the style.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!