uvajed (181) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice winter/holiday ale. Local to me, but no one seems to know about it, since Great Lakes is easily THE dominant local brewer. Anyway, I like the spiciness of Jingle Bell, as it doesn’t seem over done. Some sweetness and a little hop bitterness in the mix. Doesn’t seem as ungodly heavy as some Christmas beers. Definitely worth a try if you see it. On tap at Panini’s last year, bottles at ACME this year.
BVery (9400) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep maroon pour with a huge head. Every other drink I’m waffling on whether I like this or am cool to it. Fruitcake and spice aroma, and maybe slightly medicinal cherry. Taste is pretty decent - gingersnap, some molasses, candied fruit. Lots of carbonation.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
cough drop, really through me for a loop, did not expect the initial cough syrup taste, grew on me after two, sure the 7 % aBV helped, but would not do again, have 2 left from a 6 pack bottle
cheap (5215) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at vintage estate. A little more orange than a pale lager. Creamy thin head. Has a sweet cotton candy aroma. Interesting melting powder sugar mixed with vanilla er something spices. Quite unique. Very fine lacing. Has a slight bitter undertone. Some medicinal linger on the finish. Even so, its not as bad as I thought it would be. Yes a decent holiday beer. Soft mild creamy co2. Good overall Christmass beer experience.
Beerman6686 (6169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a semi murky dark red color with a beige head. Aroma was of some sort of weird spice, almost like frankensense, but very overpowering and a bit off putting. Taste was much the same as the aroma, very spice, but overdone completely and covers up the malts underneath.