crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, malt-forward holiday beer. Dark brown/ruby pour, decent head. Aroma of ginger and malt sweetness. The ginger doesn’t come through quite as much in the taste as I was hoping, but instead you get a subtle, nicely balanced, malty brew. Very solid overall.
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Red Cow. Deep Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of ginger, cinnamon, malt. Taste is the same.
eruizgarcia (234) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Luce. Dark amber pour, thin head. Strong and pleasant ginger aroma, a hint of spice and solid malt sweetness throughout. Perfectly balanced, medium body, nice lacing. Mild ginger aftertaste. Delicious, one of the best winter warmers I've tasted to date.
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Stine (1634) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear reddened amber; the tepid appearance creates an early perception that this is weak and too thin. Gingerbread cookie, molasses, seared pineapple in the aroma. This ultimately lacks depth, but there’s an interesting development that takes place when the initially earthy, almost spruce like ginger root character reveals its pleasantly startling, unique spiciness. The flavor is all ginger and needles, supported by bland caramel, some brown banana and some soggy, leafy earthiness. The malt makeup here doesn’t match up well with the alcohol level, and this can expose some medicinal qualities. Thin palate causes the pressure of sugars to feel more intense than it ought to. The fresh ginger is the saving element for me here, to a point.
outlawskies (453) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Julie thinks it is good but hopper than our standard Xmas ales. G. Julie gives 3.1 time ten to the 23rd
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crajun (1010) - , Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
solid; probably agend a little too long very malty brew - perhaps due to the aging but I didn’t get much spice - definitely not the normal holiday stuff; some ginger in taste with caramel.
wilnatp (629) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Aster Cafe. Pour is reddish/amber with white head. Aroma of spices and malt. Ginger is noticeable but not overpowering. Taste has hint of spice but finishes sweet. Well balanced. Not a typical over spiced holiday ale.
mnmike (1051) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Complex beer but somehow didn’t hit on all cylinders. Probably won’t buy this again next year.
Nsanders (593) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 mL waxed. Cloudy brown with a khaki head. Ginger, graham crackers, stone, and earthy hop. Taste is mildly bitter with a ginger spice. Body is medium heavy with a bubbly feel.
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Amy! Clear dark brown pour, light, thin lasting head and an aroma of sweet (but not overpowering) fresh ginger. Flavor is nutty caramel, mellow ginger & clove and finished a bit sweet. Decent and worth picking up at least once.
commonshawn (477) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pint at Stanley’s. Amber clear. Spice aroma. Sweet and spicy. Typical holiday spice flavor. Long lasting, but wanted more depth.