Travlr (17722) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy dark brown color, medium tan head. Aroma is winter fruit and light spice. Taste has a bit of citrus and spice. Medium to light body, a bit too light for the style.
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kroger. Poured clear dark reddish brown color with a large off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium aroma of sweet spicy malt. Medium body with a full texture. Good balanced bittersweet flavor and a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, raisins, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, earth, light cocoa, and some bread.
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of alexdad06. Thanks! Pours a clear copper with a thin offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, citrus hops. Taste is toasted malts, caramel, green apple, spice, hoppy finish. Medium bodied, smooth and tasty.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: August 08, 2009
Source: Tasting, Ticker
Appearance: clear dark amber, short lived fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet earthy caramel aroma, touch of fruityness, balancing earthyness, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, touch of fruity candy sweetness, light balancing spicy earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle… Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. There’s not a whole lot going on, aroma-wise, as I can barely pull anything up from the glass – maybe a bit of caramel, toffee, plum and date. Light to medium-bodied with barbed carbonation. Decently balanced; leans ever so slightly on the sweet side. Finishes crisp and mildly sweet. Bottle courtesy of mgumby10!
shrubber85 (9468) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Cherry barley malt and light alcohol aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet cherry and light chocolate malt flavor. Mildly bitter herbal/alcohol finish. Very nice.
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear brown color with small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookies, some pleasant hoppiness and some fruitiness. Flavor starts sweetish with pretty thick maltiness, some caramel, hints of chocolate and light fruitiness with a nice bitter, somewhat earthy and spicy, hoppy finish with malt still in the background. Medium-bodied. After I pour the residue left in the bottle, the beer gets a slightly yeasty character. The hoppy balance makes this one quite enjoyable.
DrSilverworm (9108) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2015 12oz bottle. Red-orange clear color, with a brown hue. Tan head, leaving some lace. Moderate but smooth carbonation. Light dryness. Interesting fruity spice taste. Light bitter spiced taste. Not usually a fan of Moerlein, but this is a decent christmas ale, because it’s not exactly like the other 25 christmas ales I’ve had this week 6/3/6/2/12
Re-rate, 11/6/15: 4oz on tap at the Lager House. Clear red orange color. Thin kind of cream-colored head. Some loose bits of lace. Toasty malt, some winter spice, and orange, bit of caramel, and a hint of chocolate. Medium-plus body. Kind of soft, lighter to moderate carbonation. More dry in the finish. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light to moderate bitter, slight medicinal quality, touch of veg. No, still not a fan of this...
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Bigg’s in Hyde Park. Pours a nice clear copper color with an inch-thick white head. Aroma of caramel malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, hops, and floral notes. Flavor was sweet and lightly spiced, with honey, caramel malts, the same spices as above and maybe a little pepper to boot, and gingerbread. Light bodied, and too watery and thin on the palate- could have used some more body. Decent winter brew.