beerme31 (534) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light brown thin tan head. Aroma of spices including ginger and nutmeg and cinnamon. Hint of citrus. Medium sweet taste. Medium body, orange and corinader definitely come through in the finish. Overall pretty good winter ale.
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2/27/2015. From bottle. Wintery spice aromas, light malt, citrus. The spices are a little too dominant for my palate. Would have been nice if other nuances would balance it a bit.
climberbob (232) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark cloudy beer. Not much head. Ginger spice aroma and taste but not too strong. Nice bit of bite. Decent.
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ben4321 (4382) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Dandelion Market, 1/26/15
Aroma: The nose is nutty and sweet malts, some caramel/toffee, and some spice
Appearance: Pours a murky looking brownish-red color with a small head
Flavor: The taste is along the same lines, sweet and malty, spice, and light, earthy hops
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with a decent mouthfeel
I thought this was a decent, drinkable beer overall. I didn’t get as much of the gingerbread flavor as I’d expect from a beer described as "gingerbread in a glass." There’s some winter style spices, but the nutty and malty flavors are more dominant in my opinion.
GTAEgeek (1372) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared from Timmy. Reddish-brown color, with a thin, grey head. Syrupy and be easy nose, with a mild, artificial cherry hint and some nondescript spice. Sticky sweet, with almost no bitterness. Medium to heavy body, with a cloying, sticky, and thick feel. Meh.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color with a thin white lacing. Malt, and other aromas I cannot place. Weak aroma. Malt, sour, spices with a mild sweetness aftertaste. Good beer
geologyguy (870) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet malt smell, very sweet taste, good and smooth no hops, dark fruits taste, can taste alcohol decently
Derek881 (1030) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer of Thanksgiving 2014. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a hazy dark ruby to brown color with an average-sized foamy white head that had short retention, and modest cling and lacing. Its aroma featured figs and floral scents along with some caramel malt and molasses, and bits of orange, wheat, and spices. The taste had a mildly sour fruity aspect, but also some earthy and grainy bitterness and a lightly sweet dark fruit effect with raisin. It was fairly wet and a bit watery with average carbonation and fairly fluid mouthfeel.
argo0 (11862) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some cherry, ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, cinnamon, some orange, light anise. Medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, slightly reddish-amber with a small beige head.
Caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg scent.
Taste is caramel malt, holiday spices, orange malt.
A very tasty winter ale.
radagast83 (5310) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma was touch of nuttiness, sweet, light spices. Molasses, light spices. Gingerbread notes, with some sweet light brown sugar notes. Interesting holiday beer.