asheft (2905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very spicy aroma with spruce and cinnamon and other spices. Hazy red-bronze under no head. Potent spruce and spicy cinnamon flavour with sweet golden raisins and moderate bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Broue ha ha in Gatineau, Quebec. Orange-brown in colour with a thin white head, light lacing. The aroma is of spices, dark fruits, cloves and candy. The flavour is very spicy, some candy. Spicy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes with more spice. A straight forward spicy Christmas beer.
bunget (785) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Clear reddish copper body, medium to small beige head, average retention, poor lacing. Aroma of yeast, herbal hops, bitter herbs, autumn leaves, ginger. Sweet taste: tons of caramel malts, ginger, herb liquor, brown sugar, cinnamon cookies, a touch of booze. Lovely.
robinvboyer (3998) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber/ ruby pour, with a medium off white head. Incredibly earthy aroma. Loads of sweet, brown sugar malts, with alot of spices, and earthy ginger. The finish is light to medium bitter with an intense ginger earthiness, and strong spicy finish. It’s not a spice bomb, but it’s close. Too earthy I find though.....
ametras (1214) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazy copper with a frothy off-white head. Flavors are toasted malts, pine needles, mint, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, dried fruits and alcohol. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.
Stoned99 (1052) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 Bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: cherries, spices. App: clear dark copper with a tint of red. Small white head. Full body, medium-high sweetness, average carbonation, light dry finish. Overall: good but a tad too sweet, candy for me.
Stephane_Houle (229) - - JAN 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Apparence: D?une couleur ambrée partiellement translucide, elle est coiffée d?une bonne moyenne d?une bonne durée. Effervescence moyenne avec des bulles de taille moyenne.
Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des arômes de pain d’épices et de sapin.
Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps ample. Au goût, c’est des saveurs de fruits confis et de pain d’épices. Finale de durée moyenne, avec aucune effervescence et idem pour l’amertume.
Style: Bière Épicés
Format: 750 ml
Taux d?alcool : 10,5%
Température: 10°C - 14°C
Houblons: Northern Brewer, Polaris
Malts: Orge (pâle et Cara 60), Seigle, Blé, Avoine et Sarrazin rôti
BrewGoblin (633) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am a guy who likes his over-the-top ol’ timey, horse-drawn sleigh, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, tree decorating revelry, vintage Christmastime charms. This beer is that feeling a bottle. With a crystal clear reddish copper body and an off white lacing-machine on top, bold whiffs of fresh cut pine, oranges baked with cloves, spiced cider, dark fruitcake, boozy eggnog and gingerbread cookies, who could ask for more? Although some booze is present (you’d be a fool to think that at 11.3% it wouldn’t be), it takes a backseat to the prominent Old World Christmas flavours that are blended seamlessly. A light syrupy, mid bodied texture mingles with mid carbonation for a warming and joyful sipper, embracing the last vestiges of the Yuletide as a year anew unfolds.
Metalchopz (3016) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy deep amber colour with a warm foamy cap, average stay and some decent wavy thin-creamy lace. The taste is good, but pretty sweet overall. Great aromas of cinnamon, ginger and other spices. Spices in the flavours with the very sweet malts. A little too sweet. Love the spices, but wish the mouthfeel was a little less syrupy and sweet.
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a perfect deep reddish copper with a barely off white head and superb lacing. Aroma is a mix of Christmas tree and gingerbread. Taste is sweet, but with that well rounded Christmas experience. Feel is full, yet refreshing and a little creamy. Really an interesting beer.