swoopjones (4940) - 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 (10341) - 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 (1396) - 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 (2748) - 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...
downender (5663) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep orange colour with a big, frothy white head that left plenty of lacing down the glass. Spicy aroma of coriander and ginger, with some honey and earthy hops. Flavour was very spicy with a bitter, warming alcohol finish. Good.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours golden amber, big, big fluffy head. nose is full of spices, ginger, cloves, nutmeg. flavor is spice, but not much else. lightly spiced air. an insubstantial brew.
Fin (6676) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle passed onto me by Glen, cheers mate! Poured Orange amber with white head, some sweetness and also sharpness are immediately apparent. Good bitterness, rich full flavour, good spiciness, aroma like clove spiked orangeís with some chinese five spice there as well. Preferred this to the Firebox!