bhensonb (11907) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 bottle. Complex aroma of fruit. Citrus, perhaps pear, vanilla and others. Ruby apricot color with a ferocious beige head. Strong fruit flavors, followed by the listed spices. Shockingly good. Finishes relatively dry, with an astringent fruit character.
argo0 (11865) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a huge orange-tan head, which when reduced leaves a cloudy copper body. Remarkable amount of sediment dislodged at the end of the bottle. Aroma is orange peel, coriander, wheat, and some herbal hoppy. Taste is medium sweet, orange peel, vinous, light vanilla, finishing with some grapefruit and herbal, and light alcohol. Full body with vinous characteristics.
Koelschtrinker (11749) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gewürziger Antrunk mit mild malzigen Noten. Die Würzigkeit steigt noch etwas, harmonisch, eher wenig süffig. Trocken nach Apfel, der Alkoholgehalt ist gut versteckt. 8/10/10/9/9/9
gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Patricks as commemorative ale. Red golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, alcohol, fruit, apple. Flavour is hop, malt, alcohol, fruit, apple, spices. Full body. Nice beer.
Tmoney99 (11468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured hazy orange with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate spice and fruit aroma. Light to medium body with a slick texture. Medium spicy sweet flavor with a medium spice finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.
Christian (11421) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, cookie spices, grass and yeast - a bit too perfumed spice. Sweet and spiced flavour, with yeast and banana notes - a bit too cloying
thewolf (11313) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. [thank you, madmitch76]
Pours hazy red-orange with a giant, frothy, off-white head. Really lovely aroma. There is brett, cinnamon, vanilla, holly, caramel, lots of nutmeg. Lovely. Medium to high carbonation, lovely dry bretty and spicy mouthfeel. Flavour is extremely well-balanced and still extremely spicy. Ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, coriander. Fantastic dryness. Lightly warming. There is piney hops, caramel malts, light chocolate and a slight herbal ginger finish. I, as one who like spicy ales, this is really brilliant.
HenrikSoegaard (11131) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Amber cloudy colour. Moderate malty and hoppy very spicey aroma. Coriander and nutmeg present most clearly. Moderate bitter very spicey flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily opalate. Powerfull and nice, but very spicey indeed.
Pinball (11025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from kihoskh.
cloudy orange, smooth white head.
malty, orangy , spicy and bitterhoppy aroma.
flavor is quite spicy, cinnamon, sweet malts, some bitterness.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010
Name: Commemorative Ale
Date: November 09, 2009
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, candied ginger
Body: big body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, balancing spicyness, sweet ginger, light bitterness follows the spices
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Name: New Year Celebration
Date: December 06, 2003
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, foamy tan head that eventually subsides into a creamy head
Aroma: light spicy aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor with a well balanced spicy character with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, orange and coriander appear after warming
Name: New Year Celebration
Date: May 20, 2006
tons of carbonation, lots of spices with ginger and cinamon,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4