cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful mahogany-brown color with a large and lasting light brown head followed by strings of bubbly lacing. Aromatic spices and sweet malts penetrate the air above the glass. Nutmeg, ginger and some rather aggressive cinnamon. Smells like a freshly baked gingerbread man cookie. A very thick malt body backs up the spices, heavy malt seems to be the Frog’s signature attribute. Warming with a soft creaminess, it drinks fairly easily and the spices quickly fade in the aftertaste. Full flavored and balanced which is key for this style. You can taste that real spices were used and are well proportioned. The hot cinnamon steps forward after the other spices have gone and really shines in the overall flavor profile. Very impressed by how much I enjoyed this beer in a style I rarely get excited about these days.
MIBRomeo (2346) - 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.
watson1977 (2287) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber/ruby with almost no head. Aroma has candied fruit, cinnamon, notes of nutmeg and gingersnap. Flavor is mostly spicy...gingersnap and nutmeg...fruit is prezent but taking a backseat. Mouthfeel is light/medium and lively with a dry and spicy finish. A tasty xmas beer really.
Zita (3486) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
cinnamon and spicy aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, too mush cinnamon finish.
BVery (4249) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Reddish brown pour with a smaller head. Loads of cinnamon, nutmeg, and some caramel sweetness. Solid.
bax (790) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 19/12-2011) Low off-white head, red amber color, lots of spices, pepper nuts taste, very Christmas taste.
VastActiv (805) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.75l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Ginger, floral, raisins, sweetness, caramel and malts.
AndyW68 (393) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Average brown pour with minimal head. Aroma is cinamon and nutmeg. Taste adds substantial sweet malt. Like this christmas brew
vyvvy (3225) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear brown / bronze with a small tan head. The aroma is very heavily spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger all noticeable. Also, there is a hefty sweet malt that gives it a cookie sort of quality. The body is fairly full and is velvety smooth and has fairly soft carbonation. The flavor begins with sweet malt, dry spices, earthy Belgian yeast, ripe apple, brown sugar and dark caramel. The finish has some minerals and is very dry. Nice spiced ale.
TheJestersBeer (1665) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium amber, with a white head and a faint haze.
Spicy aroma, cinnamon, cloves, caramel, nutmeg, malt, toffee, ginger.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2.
Spicy taste, caramel, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, fudge, marzipan.
Well made, but gets a bit cloying after half a glass. Smaller bottles, anyone? (2013-02-10)
gregwilsonstl (662) - USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very flavorful. Smells like cinnamon. Dark red. Cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Tastes like a cookie. Thanks John.