thornecb (4352) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber into an English pint. Fluffy off-white conglomerate head with excellent retention. Immediate clove and ginger aromas during the pour. Full and slightly chemical. Some dried fruit, clove and coriander. Dry herbal finish.
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unclear hazy medium amber orange color with a small, virtually none appearance, virtually none lancing, fully diminishing, head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, corriander, raisin, alcohol - rom. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. (170508)
CH-303 (1382) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Orangy brown. Very little head.
Aroma: Orangy. Fruity. Ginger.
Taste: Herby. Ginger and coriander. Bitter.
Info: 500ml bottle, 28/6-2006, 132/300
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Liked this One. Nice & simple flavors. Simple & easy to drink. Flavors of tea, slightly spiced. Nothing phenominal but nice conversation beer. Some fruitiness but taste overall is rather mild & it works well
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amberwith tiny head. Sweet aroma with ginger and coriander notes. Sweet fruity flavor with caramel, floral hops, coriander and ginger notes.
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[bottle from Waitrose, Marlow] Coriander dominates, but pleasantly balanced and quite sweet. Not a bad beer at all, and quite unusual.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
First time I had this I thought it was one of the most horrid seasonals I had ever tasted. The nose is overly spicy and full of sourness and a light bit of ginger. This was just like they spilled a whole bottle of assorted spices in the mash. Too much for me, hardly any maltiness, a light fruitcake flavor. Finishes extremely dry and undrinkable to me.
Headbanger (3275) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9 oz bottle-A hazy cloudy amber orangish body with lots of floaties stuck in time on a fairly loose off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, wood, malt, coriander, and some ginger. Taste is the same with some sweetness and dryness on the finish. A little weak but not bad tasting.
evilsoc (191) - WALES - APR 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange, Aroma is predominantly herbal ginger wine as advertised on the label. There is also sweet lemon and belgian yeasty coriander, The head poured into a UK pint tremendously with tiny beige bubbles, so much so it looks like it would be more at home in a tulip glass. There is a sweet cookie flavour amongst the spice with dryness afterwards but not as complex as i thought. A good christmasy type ale though.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is hazed orangey amber with a thin off white head...smell is yeast, coriander, pepper,and caramel...taste is spicy with the aforementioned flavors and lots of toffee...finish is lightly sweet cloying...