BrewDad (4922) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint – McMenamins Mill Creek – Mill Creek, WA – Nice hoppy flavor good brown color and malts where well balanced. This finishes dry and has a light earthy flavor. The spices where noticeable and not overwhelming this was a well brewed beer.
pivo (2561) - GERMANY - JAN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh hop, cloudy brown. Slightly fruity malt body - apricot. Peaty note. Hoppy and spicy end. Full body. Decent.
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with scant white head. Not much aroma. Big hops throughout, nice body and mouthfeel. Some spice, possibly coriander and orange peel. Bitter finish. Best brew of a disappointing session.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/2/08 @ Old Saint Francis School in Bend, with Bikesandbeer and his Girlfriend Jesse. Lunch before driving to Sacramento via Mt. Shasta. 7th Brewery of the trip. Pours cloudy orange with a bright white ring. Nose is spiced. Taste is sweet and overall interesting.
boFNjackson (4130) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap... Poured a dark ruby with a thin head. Spicy malt aroma. Pretty mellow palate, pretty good combination of hops, malt and all the Christmas-sy spices that are in there, which makes you warm right up. You can really taste the Ginger and the alcohol is very subtle but it adds to that warmth. I’d have to say, this is more
impressive than I thought.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at McMenamins St. Francis School in Bend--Poured a deep hazy copper-amber with a wispy white head. Glowing very, nice looking brew. Mildly spicy with some cinnamon and perhaps nutmeg in there. Creamy mouth feel with some sweet notes, and more spice in the finish. Had that typical McMenamins finish that I didn’t care for. Pretty sessionable for a winter beer. Ok.
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in the Clackamas pub. Slightly spiced, lightly roasted malt aroma (spiced brown ale). Brown color. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. Mild Xmas spices, maybe a ginger note over smooth brown ale. Finish is a little harshly roasted malt with some sharpish spice.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Poured deep red with thin white head. Aroma of spice and ginger. Gingery and peppery flavour. Lasting peppery finish.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The thing I like about this xmas beer is that it doesn’t have too much of the spice flavors, actually, it hardly has any at all. It’s mostly just a robust red ale with a tiny bit of cinnamon. Smooth finish.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a perfect holiday pint of full amber- bodied ale with a crisp, albeit, quickly fading head. Mild, pleasant warm spice aroma. Cinnamony flavor with other spices in the background.