fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a huge, creamy beige head. Aroma is full of sweet bread spice and citrus zest, some fruity esters and light soapy notes. Flavor is big on coriander and cinamon up front, dusty grain, sweet malt, some orange peel, but it is not nearly as citrusy in taste as it is in aroma, a hint of vanilla and nice earthy nutmeg to the finish. Medium body, with a slick slightly booozy entry, small bubbled, but very blanketing and sharp carbonation. After blowing off all that foam, I’m suprised that this had any carbonation left at all but it is actually rather harsh. Fairly tasty brew, the mouthfeel is not so great, but it has a really nice finish and aftertaste with, sweet bread spice and vanilla.
tombutlin (120) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I’m glad I tried it, in the company of 12 other beer nuts. Aroma of vegemite, taste of vegemite, with a hint of cheese and bread and a dash of soy sauce.
MayumiH (498) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Spicy with hints of coriander, ginger and some citrus. Refreshing. Medium body. Very drinkable.
meireteixeira (170) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cor alaranjada, brilhante. Espuma boa e de média persistência. Aroma floral e cítrico. No paladar semente de coentro, casca de laranja e condimentos. Bem equilibrada. Retrogosto de amargor leve e alcoólico. Excelente.
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and spice flavors on the finish, not getting the vanilla anywhere. Overall, this is an ok beer, not much going on.
mauroruellas (647) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coloração acobreada,espuma formou um creme fino de baixa manutenção,no aroma,malte tostado,caramelo,condimentos(canela apareceu bem) e álcool;no sabor álcool aparece de cara mas não agressivo,seguido pelo malte,doce em compota,casca de laranja e um caloroso picante,baixa carbonatação,encorpada,retrogosto adocicado.
jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Magnum, 2009 vintage, 07/3/2015. Pours light mahogany color, dark amber highlights, big off-white head fades to a layer of fizz on the surface, Aroma is musty caramel, fruity orange, floral notes, earthy nutmeg, cocoa powder, with touch of sweet vanilla. Taste is dark wheat bread, spiced, medium sweet malts, nutmeg again prominent, giving bitterness, cinnamon adding some heat, vanilla accents. Medium full body, high carbonation. Decent, tasty spiced ale.
cmacklin (511) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. (Commemorative Ale, 8% ABV) Pours a hazy orange with an average, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Sweet, spicy aroma of nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, yeast, orange and malt. Sweet, creamy orange flavour with subtle, spicy notes of coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, yeast, alcohol and a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Quite unique.
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen as Commemorative Ale labelled as 8.0%. Pours orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma of spice nutmeg clove and orange peel. Full bodied mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Not always a fan of these type of spiced beers but this is great.
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malt dominates the aroma with hints of vanilla. Appearance is a cloudy Amber with a small off white head. Flavor is oxidized and muddled. Malt flavor dominates and the spices are mostly hidden. Notes of toast and caramel are present with a hint of coriander. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's oxidized which dramatically affected the flavor of the beer.
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rodenbach99 (3681) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille achetée à Portland, sous le nom Commemorative Ale. une bière de couleur caramel foncé avec une mousse beige épaisse. Un nez bien malté avec du caramel aux épices. Une bouche épicée, sucrée avec des notes de cannelle et muscade. Une finale épicée discordante.