JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned. Color is a scarlet-heavy orange-red. Head is medium in size, tan, and mostly lasting. Pine/spruce hop aroma is fresh and pungent, followed by fruity peach, dry almonds, and light vanilla cookie. Flavor is, at first, a rather surprising equilibrium of hoppy pine and bright, sweet peach, though the bitterness grows in intensity through a rather long flavor profile. I’m not certain what this is "spiced" with - there seems to be some baking spices, but nothing is very strong or overdone. I’d enjoy this regardless of the season.
MaBeer1972 (1839) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BBC in Franklin. Deep reddish amber color. Tan head fades. Smooth malty sweetness. Good spice profile of ginger and orange peel.
JK (5809) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An odd beer. Brown cor. Tall, but thin head. Carbonation seems low on the palate, a light beer in thst regard. Pine, some nitmeg. Lightly sweet and there are hops but not a lot of them. Finish is mildly bitter.
ben4321 (5785) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Shoeless Joe’s. Hazy reddish-orange with a creamy beige colored head. Medium lace on the glass. Aroma is full of Christmas spice mix. Flavor is the same with a clean earthy/pine hop underneath. Solid.
Gruffyboy (41) - - DEC 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really a fan of spiced beers but this was nice enough. Reddish pour, head quickly dissipated. Some malty booze, a bit of spice. Not bad.
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jeffbigD (134) - - NOV 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong hops that go down easy. Nice spice blend that go well with the hop selection.
Cousin_Larry (878) - - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like Christmas beer. Especially this one. Good ginger and orange peel flavor. Out of commentary now.
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Winking Lizard Crosswoods on 11/25/15. Pours clear red with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, orange, piney hop and slight spice. Malty and caramelly flavor with cinnamon character before a bitter, piney hop finish.
alexsdad06 (9148) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Revolution. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, a splash of caramel, bigger Christmas spices that has a heavier dose of ginger, the orange peel kicks in, but I didn’t care for the ginger.
seuinoz (235) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very bland. Hardly a Christmas ale, just a ale. No taste of spices like a Christmas ale should have. Not a good Christmas ale better ones out there