RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Plonk. Malty dark ale with a hint of fruit, not much spice. they don’t dominate, which is good, but I would like a hint more in a Christmas beer. decent dark ale for winter but not really Christmassy.
Maris (1225) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 330ml bottle on 2/1/2015. Pours a deep red amber with almost no head. The aroma is primarily light cinnamon. Flavour wise, there’s a little chocolate and caramel malt, a hint of dark fruit and more cinnamon, but it doesn’t really jump out at you. Light bodied with average to lively carbonation. Everything about this beer is quite subdued and a bit underwhelming. Not great.
ShaneJ (771) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Plonk (December 2013). Clear mahogany, creamy off-white head, lots of fruits and spices in the aroma and flavour, cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar, preserved cherries, mild bitterness, sweet spicy finish. Nice enough.
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, not much head. Aroma is all kinds of cinnamon and clove, maybe ginger. Pretty thin, light ginger and clove, a bit of sweeter dark malts. Definitely too light for northern Christmas but I guess in Oz its a bit warmer in December.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, sample, at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on July 10, 2013.
Clear dark reddish brown color, off-white head. Gingerbread, sweet, spicy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit fizzy, medium bitterness. Mineral aftertaste. Sweet, ginger scent.
Swanny6193 (18) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pleasant and strong aromas of Christmas pudding, dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg.
Taste of dried fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg. Good mouthfeel; medium carbonation. Lacks much of an aftertaste. Flavours more subtle than some of their other offerings, but probably more enjoyable.
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fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle
Found at berry bottle shop. How odd.
Muddy orange amber color. No real head, just a ring of lacing.
Spice driven nose. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice. Slight fig, orange peel and cherry as well.
Fig, slight sour dark cherry and nutmeg taste. Somewhat thin and watery.
Highly carbonated and light bodied. Dry with a sour cherry finish. So so
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madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Hazy brown beer. Sourish fruity nose. Light fruity palate. Subtle figgy plummy dark fruit. A little sourness in the semi dry finish.
SaintMatty (6132) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges and a foamy head. Dried fruit, mince pies and cloves in the aroma. Fruity, tangy and slightly sweet taste with notes of blackcurrant, Christmas pudding and spice.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Plonk. Couldn’t find it anywhere in Sydney, but happened to run into it in Canberra. Pours a cola brown with a medium size tan head. Definate cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma. Flavours were dark fruits and berries, but overpowered by a strong sour, wasn’t sure if it was infected or was meant to be that way. Nice though!