bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very, very, very crystal clear copper straw colored, small off white head speads around. floral spongy nose and more bittering hops on the palate then expected with small amt of warmth.
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had never heard of this brew and was expecting a winter warmer, but was more of the Bitter variety. Not aptly seasonal, but a solid ale.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of Chistmas spices, florals, and mild citrus. Falvor of cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, and mild hops.
marcus (6784) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Toronado. This light amber ale poured with a short off-white head, eliciting a strong hoppy aroma. The flavor was rather flat, with a slightly bitter herbal finish.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yuck! New Belgium’s belgian style beers have overtaken all the others they brew! The flavors from those beers have crept into all of the other beers they make. If this is an ESB than it’s the most belgian jockstrappy one I’ve ever tasted. Yerch! Sour thin malts. No hops and a woddy bark-like crappiness that makes me want to wretch! Bad beer
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
reminded me of a very nicely balanced IPA.nice and piney finish to this creamy bodied brew.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice medium amber with a creamy white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and a subtle scent of spice. Flavor has a spruce like taste mixed well with the malts and a good hop finish.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear copper, thin head. Aroma is fresh, lemony hops. Taste is more lemon, leafy hops with appropriate spiciness. Malts are subdued but noticeable, caramel, nutty, little butter. Pretty much hop dominated, but very well balanced IMHO. Nice winter seasonal for sure.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a med-lite amber with a lasting white head. Aroma is spiced, don’t know why they don’t list it as such. Palate is med-light butfilling. Flavors are med. sweet with a nice hopped character of pine and grass as well as some nice lite wintery spices. Finish is moderately dry and pleasantly bitter.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft, Patton Alley Pub, MO. Pours clear copper with sheets of lacing and a lasting, creamy white head. Aroma is dominated by spice and floral hops. Flavor is hoppy (pepper and a bit of pine, especially in the finish), hard candy and toasted bread. Full-bodied and smooth. Quite enjoyable.