jmohno (958) - Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogony.frothy off white contrasting head.Lacing froth. Very clear beautiful mahogony.
Very hoppy nose clean fresh strong pungent herbal maybe some onion/garlic funk.
Taste is very full bodied smooth creamy with chocolate,mild coffee roast,hoppy herbal but pungent and alot of what I like in hop aroma/flavor. I havent really enjoyed a beer this well in a while,it just has something about it,like alot of their beers that taste great, I really like this one.They did something right here. Very ,very tastey. Wow.Leaves a crapload of thick lacing.Awesome,way to go! Not what I was expecting alough alot of New Belgium beers are fantastic. I love Ranger some people hate it,every time I get it its pure fresh bliss. So, as is..
bs476 (80) - - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cigar box, mild smoke. Not too bitter. Coke-brown color. Enjoyable but would probably pass up for either a hoppy amber or a smokey stout.
bottomsup7 (3) - - NOV 9, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
strong hop aroma but not overpowering. nice roasty flavor. The after taste is mild considering the toasty taste in the front.
sdnorthrop1 (9) - - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was my favorite seasonal from NB. It seemed to be a perfect mix of an IPA and a winter ale, love this beer. Wish they would bring this beer Back!
JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with some definite floral notes and some nice spice character. A nice winter brew.
jimmie65 (317) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-amber pour, minimal head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Bitter, dry. Flavors of caramel and spice.
NeoHippie2 (626) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an interesting take on a winter seasonal. Typically you associate winter with rich porters and dark lagers but here comes this hoppy brew. It’s pretty good too. I typically drink hoppy brews more often in the spring and summer but this is nice change of pace in the winter months. A solid brew and well balanced.
Concealer (453) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice winter ale. It is a bit more bitter than I like in my beers and I liked last year’s Snow Day better but tasty none-the-less.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I bought a 6-pack of this brew from Shop ’n Save. Poured beer into a Pint glass and the rest is history.
Appearance: Orangish look, with small amount of head. Disappeared quickly
Smell: A ton of spice and hops and has a Fruit (orange) background
Taste: Has a spicy taste with mild hops. Could enjoy this beer in a Ski Lodge or by the fire with some appetizers. Great!
Mouthfeel: A medium bodied beer with a long finish
Drinkability: Enjoyed this 6-pack with a friend, won’t be going to buy for a very long time but am always a fan of New Belgium and all they have to brew.
oddaroma (137) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malt and hint of bread make this brew a favorite. Perfect for chilly days. Just enough hop action to keep me interested. I liked that this brew wasnt watery thin also. A must have for me every cool season.