SPDickerman (697) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light mahogany with a large beige head. Smells incredibly of cinnamon. Taste is cinnamon, hints of holiday spice, and some sugar plum or fig flavors. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Hoppin? Frog Frosted Frog Christmas Ale finishes with a spicy punch.
DeputyAndy (626) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours a dark brown with slight head. Aroma is pungent christmas spices. Taste is full bodied with lots of cinnamon and nutmeg type flavors. lingering taste, slightly warming,very nice.
mikeyswede (37) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very expensive christmas ale has a lot of taste cinnamon and christmas but it doesn’t justify the price
beerbaaron (373) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown. Minimal head. Aroma of holiday spices (esp cinnamon), cookies. Tastes like a ginger snap, cookies with cinnamon. Spices dont cloy. Very enjoyable.
Martinus (1777) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown colour, white head. Spicy aroma, christmas cake, ontbijtkoek, cinnamon and cardamom. Spicy flavour, light bitter, light sweet. Spicy finish, cinnamon and cardamom with a hint of pumpkin pie.
(From 66cL bottle at Colin’s 2nd Tuesday tasting @ De Molen)
_angst_ (1743) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of RoNo. Pours clear dark amber with a small frothy and fizzy wooden brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and very spicy with cinnamon buns, cardamom, nutmeg, gingerbread, orange zest, cloves, vanilla fudge, hay, sassafras, cookie dough and hints of peppermint. Taste is is slightly sweet, bitter and spicy with sweet dark bread, cloves, cardamom, ginger, hay, orange peal, mint, cinnamon buns, alcohol and roasted cereal. Mouthfeel is slightly round, spicy astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and spicy astringent with sweet dark bread, Christmas spices, cinnamon bun, ginger bread, hay and orange peal. Lots of freshly baked buns and cookies in this one but I don’t think that’s what I want in my beer.
Frovigalning (2024) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of pears and cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. Similar taste. Very christmasy. Some of my guests felt it had to much spices. I think it was a bit to thin and could have used a fuller and sweeter body to carry all the spices.
Nisse666 (3156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from SB cons 2012-12-24 Karlskoga bb 20131231
AR: ginger bread dough, cinnemon, dried apples
AP: clear mahogny, frothy deminish creme brulee colored head
F: fizzy, ginger bread dough, cinnemon, caramel, dry but sweet, medium bitterness, sugary oily feeling, black pepper, evergreen
PhillyCraft (1963) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, poured a semi-clear brown color with medium head that didnt last. ok lacing. Notes were very, very strong Christmas spices. Mostly clove, gingerbread, cinnamon, and other belgian tasting spices. Too spiced to drink in any quantity.
omhper (17437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear nut brown, minimal head. Sheer gingersnap aroma. Sweetish with rounded mouthfeel and medium-full body. Gingerm, cinnamon and dough. Very simplistic flavour of only gingersnap cookies. Low bitterness. An overspiced beer with a flavour better suited for cookies.