Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at the brewpub, 29/01/16.
Golden orange with a decent off White covering.
Nose is caramel, light spice, cream soda, candied fruit rinds.
Taste comprises more candied fruit, light spice, caramel wafer - delivers little for the ABV.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours mostly clear dark gold with a creamy, off-white head. The nose holds lightly toasted malts, spices, touches of wood. Medium sweet flavour with mellow cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, more toasty malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet on the finish, lightly sugary, with more cinnamon and gingerbread. Tasty enough.
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a caramel orange with a white head. Aroma is hops and spice. Taste is similar with lots of nutmeg, cinnamon spice, earthy hops, warming malts, very festive.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ brewpub during RateBeer weekend, January 2016. Lightly hazy, golden orange appearance with a white head. Spicy aroma with vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, and orange citrus. Orange Creamsicle flavor with a lot of citrus, vanilla, and a bit of nutmeg is noticeable. Kinda like a soda. Ok.
djd07 (10483) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with no head. The aroma is nutmeg and spice. Light mouthfeel with nice spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, fruity malt, light finish, decent.
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub, served in a flight. Pours a clear orange with a small white head that settles into a ring. Like a liquid gingerbread cookie, with nutmeg, cinnamon, cracker, wheat, brown sugar, and a bit of dried and dark fruits. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, sweet, mildly spicy mouthfeel. It’s okay.
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[1/29/16] Draught at Marin Brewing in Larkspur. Clear amber. Spicy aroma with nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel. Sweet and spicy flavor with caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.
JulienHuxley (5606) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thick white head. Aroma is really spicy, hoppy, lots of vanilla. Very vanilla flavor, tons of vanilla, light spice, hoppy finish. Palate is med bodied with med-light carbonation. Definitely strange, but I thought it was a pretty nice experiment.
VsXsV (3960) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Marin Brewing Company. Clear deep golden liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of spices, light smoke, light citrus and grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of spices and toast. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very Meh.
Homer321 (4312) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Moderate vanilla and cinnamon. Some allspice and clove. Not much hop character in aroma. Taste is like licking a Christmas candle. At least it isn’t full of spruce. Meh.