_angst_ (2281) - Göteborg, - 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.
k0mpsa (896) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at rattle n hum, new york. Dark red color, white head. Aroma is christmas, spices, cinnamon. Taste is similar, spices, christmas, cinnamon. Body could be stronger.
evanheon (6) - - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very nicely spicy. Very typical mouthfeel for an American style ale. I can't think of a better way to describe it than saying it tastes like Christmas. Solid every year.
angel77 (451) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella de 65 cl en Llamas. 21 de septiembre de 2013. Bastante especiada con un cuerpo ligero - medio con 8.6 vol que norse notan mucho. Una navideńa sin mucho más que decir.
Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a Slightly orange amber color with a thin tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel. Sweet caramel taste with cinnamon and other spice. Sprucy. A bit much on the spice for me.
jsmerig (1103) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle on New Years Eve thanks to Matt! Pours a clear reddish amber. The aroma is potpourri. Taste is sweet with cinnamon spice and the mouthfeel is thick
larsniclas (5308) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Systembolaget; bought dec-12.
Brown with a small, tan head.
Spicy aroma; cardemomme, cinnamon.
Pretty much the same spiciness in the flavour. A bit like apple-pie with cinnamon.
conway (1071) - - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper with an off white head. Aroma is ginger and raisin breads. Taste follows suit, adds some additional spice and accentuates the raisin notes. Medium sticky palate with sufficient carb. Nice Xmas brew.
ttroha (152) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Omg this beer is amaze balls! It’s a Christmas dessert in a bottle. Bottle from Highland Ave. Package. Transparent brown with off white head. Smells of cinnamon and vanilla. Taste of cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. I loved it.
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Bierkompass. Deep brown, beige head. Aroma of Christmas pudding. Full-bodied, quite sweet with lots of spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, clove, star anis... Good - like liquid Christmas Pudding!
RRistow12 (160) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber color with off white head that quickly fades. Huge spice aroma. Lots of what seems to be all spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is also big on the spices same as the nose with a very balanced caramel malts sweetness and hop bitterness. Pretty complex for a Christmas ale. Medium bodied with a sticky and sweet mouthfeel. One of my favorite Xmas ales. If you like the spicer Xmas ales you'll definitely enjoy.
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