kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours clear amber, topped with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of floral hops, orange and a little caramel in the background. Flavor begins with floral and earthy hops, orange rind, coriander and caramel. Hops are more present in the flavor than in the aroma, and hang out for a long finish. Pretty drinkable. Nice beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 Pike Brewing Company--Auld Aquaintance Hoppy Holiday Ale--2007 Release--22 oz. Bottle--5.00% ABV--32 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Spiced. $3.99 Each. Thin mild lace off white head. Clear thin bright amber color. Mild coriander orange hop front. Mild sweet thin nutmeg cinnamon caramel fruit body. Clean mild hop Winter spice end. A Little Bland. Sampled 12/25/2007.
Pike Brewing Company--Auld Aquaintance Hoppy Holiday Ale--2009-10 22 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. 32 IBUís. (3.5 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Spiced. Thin white thin lace head. Light Bottle Conditioned haze rich amber color. Pink hint. Mild hop very light orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg front. Mellow cloying creamy crusty smooth delicate sweet mild spice biscuit caramel mild fruit body.Dry spice bitter mild hop end. Sampled 5/28/2010. 2 @ $4.99 Each purchased at Sharifís Deli, Ballard, Seattle.
Pike Brewing Company--Auld Aquaintance Hoppy Holiday Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 32 IBUís. (3.5 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Spiced. Dense lacy rich off white head. Light Bottle Conditioned haze dark orange color and sediment dusting. Mild hop weak winter spice orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg front. Slightly fruity orange flavor hint mild sweet estery thin amber ale body. Odd mild spice clean mild citrus fruity end. Sampled on 11/13/2010. Purchased for $4.49 each @ Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 11/13/2010.
gracefullypunk (667) - Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting beer, but not one Iíd necessarily have again. Aroma is spicy and sugary while citrus, cinnamon and a light bitter hop are in the taste.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 650 ml
amber , slight haze , mid fizzy Ė creamy top. Some lace. 3- Nose: clove , orange peel , pumpkin spice , licorice at end.
Flavor/Palate : soft mid with drier sides. Gently spiced with sigh of hops. Interesting brew.
Gooney (381) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer - Nice seasonal. Small head that dissipates quickly. I wasnít expecting the spiciness I got on the first taste, but after a few more tastes, it comes across quite nicely.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent appearance of medium foggy yellow, with some soapy head. Thanks Trevor. A German style beer, with spices that are right there without being in your face. I taste the light orange, the nutmeg. Good drinkability and 5% appreciated. Carbonation is appropriate and the mouthfeel is above average.
pintbypint (2272) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle. Bright orange coloured brew with a foamy and airy white cap. Patchy sticky lace in the glass. Fresh orange peels. Flavour has caramel malts and also orange sweetness, lemon notes and coriander notes. Finishes with a bit of leaf and grapefruit hops. Not tasting much spice, mainly hops. Body is soft and round, light fine carbonation. Nice change from the usual darker, spicier "winter" or "holiday" ale which are so plentiful this time of year.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 10/30/2009 (bottle):
Pours a golden amber color body, with a small white head, diminishing. Sweet spicy aroma, some nuttiness. Some citrus, orange, and sweet spices. Strong coriander. Sweet spicy taste, hoppiness in the throat, a little rough, but good. Not sickly sweet, or too much coriander. Good balance of spices and malty sweetness.
highibus (683) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with thin white head. Nice aroma of spice and honey. Flavor is honey and a bit of malt. A light presence of some spicy hops is noted. But this is a but thin. The finish Peters out because it is so thin. Not hops or malt at the end. Too bad.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Partly cloudy dark orange color with a semi-fine off-white head and light, slow, steady carbonation. Aroma of orange and spices. Flavor more of orange peel. Body is light. Light spices present in the finish. Prevalent characteristic: orange peel! Decent.