dogfish120love (1028) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Highly spiced amazing flavor. With coriander, dark fruits, very sweet. One of the best heavily spiced beers I have had in recollection.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to pineypower for this one. Smell was a liitle odd lots of yeast in the typical ommegang fashion. Graet flavor. Spices were solid and and well balanced. I love ommegang
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hot damn! What a nice new beer from Ommegang! Had this a couple times at the Malt House here in Madison. One of the nicest beers I’ve had in quite a while. Wish it wasn’t that pricey otherwise id be buying it all the time. Pours a clear copper colour with a vanilla coloured head. Nose is noticeably spicey. Lots of different smells going on at once. Instant cardamom and ginger. Taste has quite a bit of spice with some squash and pumpkin notes. An absolutely beautiful beer.
keepersj12 (2846) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy brown with a small head. Aroma is a nice spice blend with some orange and sweet malt thrown in. Flavor is more of the spices and a hint of smoky wood in the distant background. Very warming on the way down. Finishes a bit sweet with the warm alcohol burn. Nicely done.
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A strong spicy aroma with lots of winter spices like cloves and cardamon. Body is medium with an initial orange fruit flavor. The beer finishes out with sweet notes of spice. Rather unique.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange brown pour with a small white head. Aroma is riddled with dark fruit and copious spice. Orange peel, clove, and slight caramel. Flavor is not as malt heavy as I was imagining, instead spice prevails. Tons of spice- both herbal and capsaicin based. Palate is medium with mild effervescence and a slippery, spicy finish. Not extreme or overly aggressive, but extremely enjoyable.
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Cheeseman for the taste. Pours Hazy brown. Aroma has lots of holiday spice, fruity and some belgian esters. Taste is very Belgian yeast driven, lots of esters with dark fruit, spices. I liked this brew, good stuff.
jamespgentry (22) - Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not as spicy as I was looking for. Really bubble gummy. thin mouthfeel without much lingering flavor. That being said, still a pretty good beer.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown russet colored with a fizzy tan head. The aroma is very fruity, not as spicy as I expected. The flavor is quite sweet, chocolaty, with the spicing playing an interesting though too small role. Fairly full body. At first I was not all that impressed, but it grew on me as I sipped more.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 3 Penny Taproom - Poured a fairly cloudy brown in color with a big foamy light tan head. Aroma is fruity/estery with spices. Heavy on the phenols, but not detracting. Flavor is interesting mix Belgian yeasts, dark fruits, berries/cherries, cinnamon, and some chocolate... slightly medicine-like character that filters through. Alcohol is present in the flavor profile, but not overpowering in spite of its strength. Good!