snmalouff (9) - Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great winter beer. Malty aroma. Brown Color. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Full body
ColoradoOAR (3) - Superior, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well balanced seasonal beer. Has a dark amber color with a very mild aroma. Is a good example of a witner brew.
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: pours a healthy 2" sudsy cream colored head. Recedes slowly leaving decent lacing. Color is deep amber, slightly cloudy, with moderate carbonation.
Aroma: strong malt presence with raisins, caramel, and whole wheat bread. A bit of earthy hops in the background.
Mouthfeel: standard fluffy English ale mouthfeel, fairly light bodied with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: a hearty brew. The malt dominates (as expected) with those raisin, caramel, and whole wheat bread (toasted) flavors leading the way. There is also a moderate hop presence in the middle and finish and a bit of lingering alcohol burn with the swallow. Delicious and well made ale.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice reddish color with a soft carbonated head. Pine, earthy sharp fruit notes in the aroma. Plethora of flavors, dark fruits, malty, spices almost like eating a fruit cake but better. Soft and dry but somewhat creamy. Finishes tangy and dry with a liitle hop bite. give me more.
mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - DEC 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
in the winter time cant go wrong just sit back open up a few and enjoy a good amber style winter brew that is very mellow
swanmann (629) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 This was probably my first declared "favorite" beer. Darker amber. Maybe a bit over carbonated. They have a cask conditioned on tap sometimes. The lower carbonation really opens up the flavors. Wood and smoke, sap even (?) I really like it. Pork or pizza.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark ruby with some head. Nose has syrup tones with heavy malt edges and a sweet edge. Flavor is robust. Hops present, but not powerfully there. Sweet edge is present and is slightly syrupy on the tongue after it dissipates. Feel is smooth with a touch of bubble. Extremely drinkable. An excellent winter warmer.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My next door neighbor gave me a bottle of this to try. Very very enjoyable brew!!! Maltly and aromatic and bottom line tastes great!!! Full bodied with lots of gravity in every sip. O’Dell doesn’t make an inferrior beer. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who enjoys this style of ale.
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best part about winter is the seasonal brews!! Pours a deep amber with little to no off white head. Nice spicy, hoppy nose. The flavor was hoppy, spicy, malty wintery goodness. Great brew!!!
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Clear reddish-brown with thin off-white head.
Aroma: Rich caramel malts, very spicy English hops, and a light fruitiness. Fairly dry aroma.
Taste: Just lightly sweet malt body with caramel, dark fruit and a touch of tea. Very spicy, floral and citrusy English hops are used to great effect on the finish. While not particularly bitter, the hop profile suggests it is higher than the listed 29 IBUs.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, smooth medium to full body, very dry finish.
Overall: Quite simply, this is one of the best traditional English-style Ales I have had. Drinkable, full flavored and delicious.