tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Union Jackís (and with no candy cane). Pours golden with lots of effervescence that makes a small white head. The aroma is pine, alcohol, some hay, and ginger. The flavor has distinct ginger with some hay and a slightly biting spicy bitterness. It fades to a bready finish. Sweet caramel notes pop out once in a while. After several sips I notice more resinous pine sap type tastes and some fruit notes. Definitely reminds me of Christmas, but Iím afraid I donít much like this one.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely a Christmasy brew. Served with a cutsey pie little candy cane hung on the side, unsuprisingly you get primarily peppermint in the nose. Golden yellow with a thin head, yet still a pretty beer. The taste is decently complex, with orange peel, honey and a bit of, what is that, ginger? Nutmeg? and of course the peppermint candy cane. I found the hoppy finish to clash with the blend of flavors, and was not altogether satisfied with the thin mouthfeel. Still, a decent winterís brew.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours a darker shade of gold with not much of a head. The brew is mildly bubbly. Thereís a bit of corn in the nose with hay and some cinnamon and nutmeg. Itís pretty thin in the mouth, but not too bad. Some slight hard candy sweetness and honey make up the flavor with cinnamon and other subtle spiced notes detectable in the finish. Itís just so-so for wintertime, a season that generally inspires many superior brews.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish amber, like tea with a tiny white head. Faint spice and hop aroma. Sweet piney taste at first, followed by fruit flavors, mostly apple and oranges. Good balance between the sweet, spicy and bitter. Thin, but rich and fun to drink for the holidays.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Half Barrel Pub & Cafe in Knoxville. Dark amber in the glass with a small white head that left small lacing rings. The aroma was wheat, honey, and fruity. Spices and orange in the flavor. Light, smooth, and enjoyable.
Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served with a candy cane on the side of the glass - The waitress said that the brewer included a box of íem with the keg for this purpose, so it wasnít just the whim of the bartender. Kinda festive, actually. Reddish copper, thin white head. Allspice, apple, clove aroma. Very rich mouthfeel. Flavors of plum, cinnamon, figs, and (surprise) peppermint. As it warms, notes of gingerbread and orange pop up. Surprisingly bright, spritzy finish. Fun, unique beer.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good tasting fruity smelling lager. Reddish in color. And yes it got us pretty drunk( im ross8425ís buddy).
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
fruity smelling. tastes good. pours red. from a 5 liter keg. got me and my buddy pretty drunk when i drank it. got the stout and the red lager to rate. good shit, very drinkable
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good nose. Fruity and hoppy and delicately
balanced. Not sure what fruit it is, because
the taste is subtle. Bold flavor, well balanced
and light. Appearance is slightly amberish, and
mostly clear. Another good beer from my hometown.
Almost as good as the pale ale.