Ughsmash (6914) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, dated 1/24/06 (BB?). Medium orange pour with a short cap of white head and some nice lacing ensued. Nose was heavily spiced with ginger and cinnamon... backed by some sweet toffee maltage. Flavor followed the aroma well, and had a spiced up Vienna feel to it. Alcohol was more and more pervasive as this warmed. Mouthfeel was slightly grainy, and light-medium bodied. Not bad.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Lakes never fails to please! While not as appealing as some of their other offerings, this is still a decent beer. Dark orange-red color with a thin beige head. Spiced aroma. Flavor consisting of spices (cinnamon and ginger) with a pinch of hops at the end. Overall not a bad seasonal.
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle that was kindly passed on in a trade by the marvellous Miketd when we met in NYC in Nov 08, cheers me old china. Pours copper in colour with great clarity and an off white head. The aroma is a little sweet, malty, bit boozy. Cinnamon and allspice reveal themselves in the mouth there is also a slight metallic edge to this. Soft on the palate, easy drinking for its strength and whilst a nice beer it seemed to lack a certain something. Glad that I got to try this and once again big thumbs up to Mike. A6 A5 F6 P3 OV13 3.3
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cinnamon, ginger and light caramel malt aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet cinnamon, ginger and malt flavor. Pretty standard.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Crizay. Pours a clear pale brown with a medium lightly tanned beige head. Honey and candied ginger on the nose, with a background of malt, and a touch of chocolate. Medium body, slightly medicinal. Light bitter finish with even more of that medicinal quality.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of oranges, peppers, perfume, dough and grass. Tastes bitter and citrussy with some decent straw like undertones and a bitter perfumy finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Yet another tasty one courtesy of crizay, thanks again. This beer poured a gold to copper color with white head. The aroma has some sweet malts and cinnamon. The flavor seems complex. I taste a couple malt variations, a bright cinnamon note, some sweet citrus and lighter notes of honey and ginger.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A amber beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet malty, cinnamon and spicy. The taste is sweet malty, corn, spicy, caramel and cinnamon. Medium body with a light dry finish.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Gillard.
Pours orange, whie head.
Aroma filled with spaces - cinnamon, nutmeg with a close to pumpkin nose.
Taste, same as aroma, plenty of spices and light hops to make this one a good session beer and excellent season.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev - bottles from me and blankboy. Poured clear ruby-amber with an average off-white foamy lasting head. Mild aroma of sweet slightly caramel roast malt and mld resiny hops - nice, balanced, but a bit vague, but spicy and evergreen in the background. Taste is blend of spices (pepper, cloves, vanilla) and light roast malt, some slightly sour grain, even some mild hops - very seasonal. Mouthfeel very peppery, slightly lively, long linger, quite bitter on the finish after spicy-malty start. Very nice winter ale.