slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Interesting blend of cider and spiced winter warmer. Though the apple is subdued, it lends a sweet, tart complexity to the aggressively spiced ale. Good winter seasonal, hides most of its 9%."
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @the brewery. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity malty spicy nutmeg aroma. Fruity malty spicy nutmeg flavor with weak hints of apple. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
thome50 (1081) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster at Noble. Pours a cloudy amber with small tan head. Aroma is loads of Christmas spices, all spice, cinnamon and apples. Taste is apple forward followed by all sorts of spices. Caramel at the finish and some darker malt notes such as slight chocolate. Overall, a very nice twist on a winter warmer and one that is very Christmasy.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent change of pace winter warmer. Pours a light color. Great pie spice aroma greets the nose. The spiciness is the first flavor note followed by the cider next. A little alcohol hear is there to tie or all together.
brokensail (11551) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber pour with a white head. Nose is like a mulled cider mixed with gingerbread. Lots of nutmeg, mild cinnamon, all spice, and apple juice. There’s a good sweetness of malt to it, too, though. Sweet sugar and apple juice on the palate with a ton of spices and gingerbread. Great all spice and cinnamon notes, plenty of nutmeg, and a hint of alcohol on the finish.
BMan1113VR (7871) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a prominent picture of Evan’s face. Pours with a hazed bronze, to deep brown hued body with an off white head. Retentive. Aromas are of gingerbread, allspice, isoamyl acetate, cider, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, leather and dried apricots. Mild brown sugar. Calvados. Flavors are nutty, malty, toasty, gingerbread, allspice, cake like, medium cider, light sulfur. Brown sugar, light leather, medium strong esters. Nicely warming, rounded spice and fresh baked bread. Nicely drinkable, medium spice, light malic acidity, dry, warming, with medium carbonation.
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a kind person. This was a nice unique holiday brew with notes pf caramel, allspice, clove, and apple cider for sure. Didnt seem like a 9%. Good panty peeler.
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$9.99 for an undated bomber at Olive Tree Market in OB earlier today. Slightly hazy auburn with a nice creamy one finger beige head, good retention. Sprucy nose just slightly ahead of a spicy blend of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, allspice--you get the point. Apples and toasted malt in the back. Flavor has stronger apple notes, as well as the addition of some alcohol--no surprise since it’s 9.1%--and a bit of caramel sweetness. Moderately spicy, the finish is dry with some warming alcohol, bitterness peaked at a 2-3ish. Low creamy carbonation with a medium full body. Definitely a solid beer, but I’m kind of sick of $10 bombers.
Beerman6686 (4694) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a cloudy darker orange color with a beige head. Aroma was of light spices, some toffee, and apples. Flavor was prodiminantly spices, but nothing too strong, nice caramel and toffee malt backbone and some apple spice too. Decent.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this on tap at public house in the venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Great holiday spiced ale, nice nose and subtle holiday spice notes; well balanced.
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