jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of peach, grapefruit, perfume, caramel malt and light resin. Hops are a bit too perfumy for my liking. Finishes dryish resin and malt with some tropical fruit. Medium body.
mcberko (14689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of both citrus hops and caramel malts - both quite prominent, similar to Brown Shugga, but not as robust and barley wine-like. Flavour is more hop-heavy than anything, beginning with an astringent bitterness and then making the caramel malts more pronounced (unusual transition - it’s usually the other way around), finishing with a semi-sweet and bitter hoppy note. Very solid.
Benzai (14294) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Tap Zuid, Amsterdam. Clear golden color, average sized white head. Aroma and flavor is malts, hops, resin, pine, bitter. Medium to full body and medium carbonation. Lovely.
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours amber gold with very little head. Aroma is resin, perhaps with a hint of orange. Near full bodied, thinning as the carb leaves. Flavor is resin over rye? It’s not excessively sweet, and seems pretty astringent. Lots of hop in here fer sure. Certainly not a spice/veg/herb xmas ale!
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle (Stones, Helsinki)
Peach, lychee, and alas carbonic acid aroma, sweet, supersweet even, sticky sugariness, meringue. Just way too freaking sweet. Caramel. Palate way too fizzy. After swirling the fizz out a bit, it’s way too watery. Simple sweet grains, nothing particularly exciting. Way too much carbonic acid. Decentish, but meh.
Tmoney99 (13622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate spruce and citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.
Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, skunk bud, pink grapefruit, pine and tangerine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of strawe, pine resin, grapefruit and light tangerine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering pine finish.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium-off-white head that leaves nice lacing atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some catty, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some catty/pine, light bread. Medium body, some acidity, light resin.
HenrikSoegaard (13286) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy wonderfull aroma. Heavy bitter fantastic flavor. Creamy palate.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed golden amber ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, nice fruity biscuit malt with resinous floral hops, pungent notes, light sulfur, nice. In mouth, a nice fruity caramel malt with floral hops, grapefruit pulp, fruity esters, orange pulp, alcohol warmth, very nice. As Holiday Ale.