Gachupines (954) - USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with little to no white head. Aroma is spices, some nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor almost tastes like you might think a Christmas tree would taste. A little piney with strong flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon. Very malty with a playful effervescence. It actually reminds me of a pumpkin beer without the pumpkin flavor.
GarageBrewer80 (24) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doftar mjuk pepparkaka och smakar detsamma. Söt och kryddig. Än annorlunda lite rolig julöl.
TychoJames (192) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska systembolaget. Grumlig mörkbrun med ljusgult skum. Doft av mjuk pepparkaka. Smak av mjuk pepparkaka.
FunkyF (173) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska 65 cl. Grumligt brun med beige skum. Doft av kanel. Smak av jul. Kanel, nejlikor och sprit.
TheCaptMatey (113) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a amber to brown colour with a thin off white head. Aroma is of ginger, nutmeg and molasses. Taste is of nutmeg with accompanying hints of cinnamon, ginger with dark fruits and brown sugar. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation and a sweet finish. Very similar to a pumpkin beer. Enjoyable, but not an everyday brew.
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Kind of a syrupy mess with a whole bunch of desert and spice thrown in. Reminds me of a pumpkin beer, but done Christmas style. Lots of cinnamon, clove or nutmeg in this. Tap at Churchkey.
bubblehouse (508) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. Has a nice holiday taste of nutmeg. Pours a dark brown with a subtle aroma.
kaser (3126) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like eggnog and sugary molasses cookies. Amber with tan head. Sweet as hell. Like candy. 2012 bottle. Poured from a bottle at Delilahs Christmas tasting.
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber poured into glass. Aroma smelled of heavy spice, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg all present. No head with a darker golden brown pour. I thought the spice notes over powered a bit too much for my liking, would go with other christmas brews, especially for the cost.
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber brown with a thin white head. Aroma of spices, ginger, nutmeg etc. taste follows, sweet and really spice forward. Not great.
islay (1258) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Minority portion of 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-14-14. Presumably this went on sale ahead of Christmas 2013, so it has almost a year of age on it. Malty, highly spice-oriented aroma features scents of cinnamon gum, gumdrops, plum, and cookie. Quite Christmas-y smell. The smell is a bit over the top but it is interesting. Pours a light to medium reddish brown with an orange/red glow and a small amount of beige head. Hazy, opaque liquid. The taste is drier than I expected as well as subtle compared to the aroma. Spicy and malty with flavors of ginger, pepper, and cinnamon chewing gum. Medium body, lighter than I expected given the high ABV. Forgettable palate effects. This is very much a Christmas beer, and I wish I had waited a month or two before opening it to make it more seasonally appropriate. For what it’s worth, I shared this beer with my mother, who, as you may guess, is not particularly into beer, and she liked it quite a bit, to my surprise.