FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2001
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very good beer. It has a smooth spicy flaver that warms you up after a hard day skiing.
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2005
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer starts off well with a pleasant aroma of robust coffee and hops and a dark amber hue. However when I took the first sip I definitely got a bitter beer face. This beer is loaded with hops but the bitterness overwhelmes with winter barley flavor that could have been a saving grace. This beer would only be satisfying only someone with dulled taste buds from years of smoking cigars.
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a Sam Adams Sensory Glass. 2008 Style.
Color is a light carmel brown. Pours a decent head that leaves a medium level of lace.
Aroma is of piney hopes. Some spices are also noted. Taste is of similiar piney hops. A slight hint of carmel is also tasted.
Mouthfeel is smooth, but bitter (due to the hops). Leaves a dry taste in mouth.
Overall, a solid beer. I would recommend this winter style ot anybody.
Serving type: bottle
lweiberg (117) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 11, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Definitely pine, slightly like Bellís winter ale but generally nothing special, average, not worth more than $1.00 a bottle.
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Donít know if its my cold, but im not getting a whole lot of an aroma of this, slight hop aroma. Nice appearance though, nice foamy head, lovely red amber colour.
Much lighter in taste than i expected, feels very light around the mouth, bready, biscuity flavours.
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clean tasting winter lager with a hoppy taste at the begining that changes to a smooth taste at the end.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown color with a half-inch tan head. Aroma of malt and earth, like a meadow. Nice malty flavor, with a hint of roasted malts and and caramel. The beer has a nice hops balance. I’d like to pair this brew with a good lamb stew or maybe shepherd’s pie.
jennajlover (107) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Light orange with red-orange hues. Nice two finger head from a medium to hard pour. Smell is of pine, citrus, and biscuits and maybe a touch of scotch. Taste is pungent hops and smooth toasty malt...some spice. Good beer
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was a little bitter for my taste. Donít know what the alcohol % is, but it must be high. I had 3 or 4 pints of this at the sports bar and it hit me pretty hard.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours medium reddish-brown with a beige head. Spicy with some malt and caramel sweetness with a nice slightly toasted barley finish, but suffers from the typical redhook thin body. And I agree, it has a weird metallic feel to it that really detracts from an otherwise okay brew.