notalush (4457) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden pour, with a frothy, lasting ring of foam - nose of toasted grains, orange zest, ginger, pale malt sweetness - medium sweet, with notes of honey, but becomes dry and crackery through the middle, as well as lightly bitter - some gingerbread, perhaps faint cinnamon that hits the tongue and disappears before you even realize what it is - the spices are there, but they are subdued, muddled, hard to make out - a light bit of warmth, which I believe is the white pepper - it’s decent, but I would like a higher spice profile, and a bigger white pepper kick to make things interesting.
tnkw01 (849) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber- brown in color. Not much head. Aroma was a light spicy and caramel smell. Taste was slightly sweet, dry fruit and spice.
kaser (1759) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Murphy n Sons. Dark pour, tiny white head. Dank oily aroma. Nutty spicy milky nutmeg flavors. Tasty
Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale Yellow Color, Huge Head, Decent lacing. Grainy And Malt Aroma. Grainy, Lightly Malty, some spices that are very faint and nondescript. Overall this brew is rather dull, most likely due to its age, which we have to guess since there is no date stamping. At least for me it is rather weird pairing: Christmas and lager. Too thin, too light, does not pack enough punch to be a real belly warmer for cold winter evenings. Label as boring as beer. Drinkable but why bother when there so many better choices? Pass it...
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
These edgy brews are always underrated. Sometimes their a mess too spicy or one spice dominates. Not with this brew. $2.99 and I will see if they have more. If they turned this into a sour it would be out of this world. Orange gold color with a frothy white head. Aromas of rich earthy orange and spice. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is muted orange, very light cinnamon, more cardamom, and some ginger bits. white pepper in a light way. Finish is light spice with perfect light malt balance, and this is very tasty. Refreshing. Pretty good.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle 5/6/13 (Binny’s Naperville Clearance Rack)-42° in Lager Glass-Pours a clear golden with a sbig loose white head. Aroma of spices, cocoa, pepper, and malt. Taste of the same with spicesm pepperm and malts. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.
Wittales (515) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance was clear yellowish gold with rocky white huge lasting 3 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are spicey, sweet pale malt, lager yeasts yet mild and citrus hops, no alcohol present. Taste are slight sweet of malts, then subtle lemon hops, spices of cinnamon, ginger like, yeasts are sublime do to spices. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, lasting spicey citrusy lager type finish. I enjoy the spices and yeast playing off each other.
8balls (12) - Winston-Salem, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly golden color with a noticable lager-ish aroma (which isn’t overbearing). Nice lacing down my glass as this thing boasts a creamy taste. Spices are evident, much more so as the brew adjusts to room temp. I enjoy the slight pepperiness in the background. Definitely an interesting holiday brewski.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear darker golden color with a moderate white head. Nose is slightly spicy with some clove/nutmeg in there. Taste is remarkably light and easy with just a hint of spices.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a small white head that goes away quickly, and a little lacing.
smell is of some grain, spice, and a little pepper.
taste is lagerish, spice, grain, a bit sweet, and some hops. ends a little spicy and a little bitter.
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pale yellow with golden hues and a decent white head. Nose is corn sugar, corn husks, grass and skunk. The taste is sweet, with a small bitter hit toward the end. Has some metallic properties. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is light and finish is long.