PerfectV (10) - USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very popular beer in the Cleveland area during the Holidays and in all fairness it is a bit of a novelty. As far as its performance though its leaves something to be desired. Its colour is dark copper and is aroma is rich with many spices(nutmeg and ginger) but thats where the exquisitness stops. It leaves you palate wanting to wash it away with something else...never a good sign
MaltOne (290) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, light copper, brief white head. Light toasty aroma. Taste is lightly sweet, slightly spicey - ginger; a hint of peppery hops in the finish. Palate is light, but lingering. Overall, a light, easily drinkable holiday ale. Better crafted then some similar offerings.
edgallow (3201) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of spices and malts. Taste is cinnamon, caramel and grain.
Niko100 (2455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of caramel malt, cinnamon, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, cinnamon, hops, and fruit; Nicely balanced; Solid.
arnold931 (1111) - Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with thin off white head. Nose and taste is ginger and cinnamon. Okay.
oldestof9 (1) - - DEC 31, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is good seasonal beer but my homemade is better...a smidgen more honey and a weeeee bit -not much - less hops
fuzzcro (101) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was the best of the winter ales I chose to try this year. Next year I’ll pass on seasonal ales completely I believe.
SG111 (811) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours copper copper color, no head. Aroma is cinnamon, Christmas spices and actually a bit of ginger. Nice but subtle. Flavor is similar, cinnamon, caramel, and just generalized Christmas spices. Nice!
robinvboyer (3766) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper pour, small off white head. Lots of baking spices, syrup soaked bread, and some apples. Good mouth feel, good carb. Finish is big on the baking spices again, lots of cinnamon, ginge and cloves. A bit of a spice bomb at the end.
scarletfire65 (1242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home on "The Worst Christmas Ever". Golden amber pour, frothy white head. Pretty looking beer. Holiday spices on the nose and palate. Mostly cinnamon. Dry....not as malty as some of these seasonals....which is nice.
bvbunited (59) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is a Great Lakes marketing genius. How they convinced an entire city that this is great and a must have at 13 a six is beyond me. There are thousands of beer I would drink before this