DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark amber with a medium white head. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. Slightly spicy and sweet. Extremely well balanced, very very good beer.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a faint cinnamon aroma to it. Decent amber color, with little head. Nice cinnamon flavor to it. Has a decent body, and pretty good carbonation. Overall, it’s not too bad, it definitely fits in with Christmas.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Great beer. Lovely malt flavor with little spice addition. Not much though. Very rich red-orange color. Sweet flavor from the honey, but not much of a taste of honey. Great little dessert beer.
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a deep golden beer with a very slight white head. Appearance is not bad a nice deep golden beer but lacking a good head. Taste is not bad with notes of spice, ginger and some fruit sugars. Not a bad beer at all very enjoyable, a nice winter brew.
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lets see... i get the beer, prostman takes a sip, then rates it b4 i do?!?! Anyway he was hammered when he had this. This is an excellent brew. Very prevelant is the aroma and taste of apples and cinnamon. Very good and very tasty.
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Beautiful dark translucent brown with fluffy tan head. Pleasant spicy ginger and cinnamon aroma, but the spiciness overwhelmed the rest of the beer; It was like drinking a glass of extracts. Perhaps christmas ales aren’t my thing.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice spicy beer with ginger and clove in the aroma. Flavor is Mildly sweet with ginger and spices that are reminiscent of cream soda. Nice winger beer.
lowg (148) - Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Goodbye holiday’s ’07, just had the last of the 18 bottles my bro from Cleveland gave me. Starts off with a nice spicy aroma with some maltiness. Pours dark copper with smallish head. Spiciness fits the theme of the beer well but found the bitter finish to be to much of a contrast for this particular beer.
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from PA. Pours a crystal clear red to light pink color. Beautiful spicy and sweet notes in the aroma. Nice medium to light body that finished with a bit of spice on the tip of the tongue. Great smooth beer with a balanced spicy character. I can picture drinking this beer with friends at Christmas. Wonderful sweet and spicy notes, perfect for drinking in front of a yule log. Overall: (A-)
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2006 One of my most favorite beers I have ever had. A gorgeous brown with red color. And a thick body with a thick head. The beer has a great sweetness with spice, malt, and hops in the aroma and flavor. Great alcohol content, but the alcohol never overpowers the flavor. The drink is smooth and you never get that much too bitter aftertaste in the back of your throat. Amazing.