punkska101 (1028) - Chambly, Quebec, - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 600th rating 750 ml bottle from metro collin shared with jf A: cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbal, brown sugar App: reddish brown no head. T/p: full body finish is sweet and medium long. Average carbonation. O: great like the spiciness. a nice Christmas ale.
ametras (532) - 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 (211) - 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 (157) - - 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 (494) - 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 (2446) - 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 (702) - 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.
guil0000 (281) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper Reddish color with a pretty nice white head. Nose is mostly cloves with some pine and also some cinnamon and ginger (Gingerbread). Sweet on the palate and the alcohol lingers in a little. You also get a lot of the spices. Pretty well made beer I like it!
UXO (469) - CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear deep amber with a one finger of light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin ring, no lacing. (4/5) Nose is strongly spicy ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, medicinal hops. (8/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild bitter. (8/10) Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, mildly bitter warming finish. (4/5)
I like it. It’s so heavily spiced that it actually reminds me of ginger beer - but I like ginger beer! The ABV is very well-integrated (or perhaps masked by the spice) to the point that this is a seriously dangerous tipple. I’ve yet to have an LTM brew I didn’t like, and this is no exception. I’d go so far as to say that this could well be the best lager I’ve ever had. (16/20)
biirusaikou (811) - - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Cask Days 2014. Tons of cinnamon all the way, gingerbread, dry fruit, warming alcohol finish. Cinnamon character is quite overwhelming but should be a decent winter digestive in small serving.
thorongil2 (1410) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap at Cask Days 2014) clear brown amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of spice; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish