RateBeer
overall
92
97
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 984   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It has a cinnamon and ginger spice flavor, a rich copper color, and a medium body that will fit with any holiday meal.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5574) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Best by 11/04. Pours an amber red color with a small bubbly off white head and some lacing. Very mild, fruity aroma, nutmeg, and some ginger too. Spicy tastes, including cinnamon, and a quick dry finish. Overall I look for something alittle heartier in a winter warmer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
Amber gold with beige head not much head at all... Cinnamon in the aroma Grapes as well.. Cinnamon flavour... slight nutmeg and cloves ... mute and subtle.. refreshing clean dry sweet slight alcoholic flavour....

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Delicate balance to this version of the holiday ale. A bit too much honey which off-set some of the hop balance that I was looking for. Good overall version of the style, but Iíll take a SNCA for a favorite wintertime warmer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Tasted from a 12oz bottle at Lush Roscoe. Pours very clear copper with an average white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is gingerbread, cardamom, and other spices, and some maltiness. The flavor is just as expected, with gingerbread and cardamom with allspice and other baking spices. The body is fairly light for 7.5% with lively carbonation and a long gingerbread finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Clear golden with a small white head, fades quickly... Smells like a fruitcake, or ginger snaps, or some other overly spiced holiday cookie... The flavor is not nearly as pungent as the aroma, ginger cinnamon finish... Spices fully dominate the flavor... Medium full body warming lively...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours deep copper with a small, off-white head. Taste is primarily sweet caramel malt, with nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Aroma is the same. Nicely balanced. Fairly mild for a Christmas Ale. Canít taste the alcohol, which is nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KornDogg (553) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Bottle. Sweet malty and cinnamon aroma. Amber body with thin head. Flavor is sweet and malty, hints of honey and cinnamon. Reminds me of a mix between a Christmas and pumpkin ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Old notes catching up this weekend. Slightly dark with plenty of head...lots of ginger and medium body. Full of flavor yet drinkable. More carbonated than most non-saisons I drink. Goes well with the holidays, my favorite christmas ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Aroma of candied yam, cinnamon, and ginger. Pours deep orange with a bready head. Tastes like its spices with hints of the barley malts. Slight alcohol burn on the mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScoWRee (401) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours a nice copper color with no head. Aroma of cinnamon and spice. Taste is clove. cinnamon, nutmeg, very holiday smelling, and tastes there of. Comercial description is accurate. A very solid Christmaas ale.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 80 81 82  83  84 85 86 » 99


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50