MisoW (778) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber, beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, red wine, cloves, sugar. Taste is sweet, cinnamon, low bitterness, red wine, spices. Good one.
dfinney23 (1418) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ahh, Christmas in July! They were not shy with the spices -- the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger somewhat overpower the base beer. Still quite tasty though.
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Simonsen
Dark copper, beige head. Smells of cinnamon, christmas spices. banana bread. Moderate sweet, a cinnamon bomb. Tastes like christmas cake with cinnamon. I don’t like cinnamon all that much...
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as an extra in some winter trade. I'm afraid this one is just past it's prime. Lots of winter spice, but not much body. Ho hum.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Simonsen (529) - NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske fra systembolaget. Mørk kobber rødaktig. En real juleøl. Flytende fruktkake med mye smak av rom ,rosin,kanel og kardemomme . En real smaksbombe i kanel
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from TruBeer. Pours dark brown with a very thin khaki head. Doesn’t leaves any lacing. Big Christmas spices on the nose. Smells like gingerbread cookies. Very sweet on the tongue. Hides it’s alcohol well. Solid!
tapthis (79) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of a lot of Christmas spice (almost a bit much), though it tasted almost like perfection with how strong the smell was. It has a color of an earthy red (i guess an almost ruby color). when it warmed up i could start noting the alohol.
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a small beige head. Spicy, gingerbread and a bit orange aroma. Similar flavour.
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, i got this from Shoky and shared it with the barreled version at a Nobi tasting .. . Pours a deep amber maroon .. . light foam .. . spiced up! lots of christmas and grandma spices .. . mild mouth .. . if you like heavily spiced beers then this is a good one, but a bit overdone for me- good to share .. . . if you don’t like your job, you don’t go on strike. You just go in every day and
do it really half-assed. That’s the American way.
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Effervescent brownish amber pour with a very light tan small bubbled head and some thin lacing. Sweet malty aroma, with a hint of white pepper, clove, and maybe a touch of nutmeg. Full well coated lightly creamy palate. Flavor mirrors the aroma, a fair amount of sweetness and a warm swallow with some prevalent alcohol notes. Enjoyable brew.