jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 December 2007. Bottle. Dark amber body with a small foamy beige head. (3+) Strong ginger aroma, mild fruit and malt character. (6+) Moderate spice throughout the flavour, ginger, underlying sweet malt. (6+) Average palate. Pleasant but just okay, lightly lingering spice. 6+/3+/6+/3/13 - 3.3
<P>November 2000. Bottle. Strong,and you can taste the alcohol a bit. The spices (cinnamon and ginger) are very mellow, not overpowering.. hints of it in the aroma. Nice, but on the bland side. Could handle more cinnamon, or more malty flavor I think without become too overpowering. 7/3/6/3/13 - 3.2
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of ginger and orange peel with the requisite fresh nutmeg and cinnamon as well. Flavour of very fresh toasted malt backing up the aforementioned ginger and nutmeg. Lingering bready/spicy finish. Spicing is quite restrained but tasty enough.
deyholla (8862) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottle thanks to my Uncle. Poured a hazy earthy brown with a tan head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was a combination of bread, hay, biscuits and a good amount of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.) Flavor began with some spice by gave to smooth bread and biscuit.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange/red, with white head. Aroma is some nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, some caramel, and some ginger. Taste is nice balanced of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, leading into sweet honey with a slightly bitter finish. Nice christmas brew, not over the top, but nice, balanced.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to npdempse for this. Pours light copper with a medium, creamy white head. Aroma of malt, spices, hops, some caramel and citrus. Tastes caramel-malty, with finishing hops, citrus, and spices. Smooth palate with solid complexity.
3fourths (8788) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright ruby red and clear. Smells like sweet candy, such as cherry jolly ranchers. Artificial and detached smell of raspberries and cherries I guess. Slightly spicey as well. Very soda-like on the tongue, light and thin, bland and soft on the tongue as well... almost numbing the tongue, with a flavor mixture of cinnamon, cherries, apples, and some wood. But overall it's just too artificial.
Fin (8699) - 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
BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear gold pour with a clingy white head. Aroma and taste of malt, cinnamon, ginger, and sweet berries. Pretty darn good stuff.
sebletitje (8116) - 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.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours a clear red amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, pine, and floral hops. Flavor of cinnamon, ginger, malts, honey, and warming alcohol. Light bodied, spicy, and sweet. Dry spiced finish. Very nice Christmas ale.