jimhilt (2454) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Clear amber color. Nose is light malty and flavor is malt with hints of nutmeg. $5.95 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very pretty bright orange with a big fluffy off white head and good lace. The aroma of the beer is dominated by a nice fresh ginger aroma, but has a crackery dry malt character and some mild bright fruit. The flavor is very dry & slightly spicy with some pepper and mild ginger. The beer has a good bready dry malty character. Overall I really like this beer.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours an amber-gold with off-white foam. Smells sweet with hints of nutmeg. Tastes sweet with nutmeg and ginger with just a hint of bitterness at the end.
Zymurgeist2 (1232) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice sweet spice aroma. Clear orange, copper with white head. Nice nutmeg flavor. A crisp beer with good malt as well.
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours an orange/amber color with a finger of white head that settles down to a thin layer.
S: Quite a bit of spice here. Cinnamon is certainly there as well as some spicy hop notes. Bread, caramel, and toffee malts and a slight creaminess to it. Perhaps a little bit of yeast in there too.
T: A pronounced spiciness to the flavor as well with some nutmeg and cinnamon as well as some spicy hop notes. Sweet caramel and toffee with a little bit of bread.
M: The body is on the light end of medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: This was an alright beer. Not bad but I don’t really care whether or not I have this again.
doublebock (523) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden color. Aroma of an American light pilsner with hint of orange and cloves. Not much complexity or personality, very light and watery with some lemon grass but too much Budweiser going on here. .
marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours slightly hazy golden with a massive off-white head and a fruit and spice aroma. This medium-bodied ale has a thin pale malt flavor with some slightly raunchy spices and a dry bitter finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, caramel, and diacetyl. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Many tiny and small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, light caramel, light diacetyl, and some vegetables. Medium body. Slick, then slightly sticky, and lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, caramel, and diacetyl finish is lightly dry.
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. This beer poured a copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma had spice notes, cinnamon, touch of nutmeg, caramel malts. Was an okay brew, but a bit too much like some of their other brews I’ve had in the last few days.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A slightly hazy deep bronze colored body with a thin khaki head. A nose of light oranges and bread crust is up front. Hints of raw hay come through, making me think of a hay loft. Hay and orange rind is the dominant flavor at the start. Then I get some bread crust and roasted unsalted peanut shells. A decent drink with a fair amount of carbonation, but the finish is like club soda.