Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Gazy orange/amber with floaties. Holds a good head. Medium carbonation and body. Sweet and fruity. Strong coriander flavour. Mildly bitter finish.
hawthorne00 (2438) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber with an inch of white head. Aroma of hard spices and a little lemon. Spicy taste with almost hot ginger. Coriander and cloves are also pretty clear. Mild biscuity malt, dry finish. Started at 10C which was rather too cold, but even as it warmed the spices are a bit much for me.
wlajwl (3882) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost a bitter-like aroma to it, the appearance is cloudy and amber. The flavor is rather spicy, yet balanced. Very good.
gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big frothy head medium carbonation cvlear bronze pour aromas ginger cloves mild coriander some cinnamon flavour mild fruity hop bitter good touch raisin spicy freshness ginger clove coriander a dryness cinnamon aftertaste spicy fruit good seasonal ale
Davros (1946) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a very large, lasting head and lots of lacing.
Nose shows lots of spices, I’d take a guess at ginger, coriander, cinnamon and cloves. Underneath is lots of sweet malt and hints of brandy and raisins.
The spices transfer through stongly as flavours, but unfortunately not much of the malt does. Prominent grainy notes, alcohol and astringency detract from the experience.
Carbonation could be higher and the body feels watery.
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the Cave. Dark golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is spicy, bit of cinnamon, caramel malts. Flavour is caramel malts, cinnamon. A bit sugary.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I can smell the carbonation which is a big negative for me. Sweetness is intriguing but all in all one big Christmas in a mug. Disappointing to say the least.
Gary (1394) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 (bottle conditioned) the aroma was singing with festive spices ...very upbeat ..alcohoic ginger breadmen and frosted raisin bread...boozzy corriander similar to Hoeggarden.
Huge creamy head that lasts an age above glowin murky straw. I like this , its not generic or sickly in showcasing spices in a pale ale. Sweet and dry , with nice tart acidity... festive spices are rich . this beer is not ott ,maybe a bit contrived , but good fun.
rondphoto (2024) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well done session ale. Full mouthtaste of malt and caramel, lingering finish. Stands well over several sessions.
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10th April 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Moderate carbonation in this ale. Complex array of vanilla and spices and some fruity hints. Long bitter finish a tad off putting.