ghawener (1463) - San Salvador, - JAN 9, 2011
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: part of a winter sampler, not a repeat. Food Pairing: Get a Fuller London Pride instead.
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"light spices and the traditional thin english ale body. not offensive at all...even tasty as it warmed, but pretty basic and uninspired. pale chestnut color, smooth but too thin. little hops."
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy deep amber color, medium white head. Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is gingerbread. Thankfully no pickles.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel pour with a light tan head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste is spicy, nutmeg, little cinnamon. Little thin. Ok lacing.
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper body with a very fleeting fizzy off-white head. The aroma is really strong on the cinnamon, with lesser coriander. The spice combo is a bit reminiscent of potpourri actually. Some moderate toasty and sweet maltiness below all the spice. The flavor is really not all that spicy at all though, I think this was decently done. It’s more malt focused with toasty and lightly husky grains up front. The spice emerges on the finish, with the cinnamon lingering the longest. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, not the most exciting beer, but I won’t have trouble finishing the bottle.
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours clear amber with a tiny white head. Smells of copper, apple, and spice. Tastes of copper, nutmeg, and apple cider.
puboflyons (2169) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour is copper orange with excellent clarity and a short lived head that fades to nothing. Aroma of English malts, a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, and something like an apple or pear. The body is thin the medium. The taste is refreshingly sweet but nothing that makes this stand above other Christmas seasonals. Modest bitter ending.
allmyvinyl (3600) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear copper, nice tight white head & lacing. Aroma shave light spice, cinnamon and clove, alongside biscuity malt. Taste is quite powerful, more spice and nutty sweetness, but not too cloying for a 6% beer. Pretty good.
brontebeach (158) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really not much more than a carbonated malty bitter. The labelling grabs a few sales at Christmas but really tough to find the nutmeg, cinnamon or coriander.
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annunz123 (864) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, spicy aroma with caramel, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Flavor is essentially the same, with a little bittering hops and alcohol in a pretty watery finish. I thought this is better than the rating indicates, but still not worth going out of your way for.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours cloudy copper with a thin white head. This beer is fruity with a lot of Christmas spices and very bitter.