Ron (2826) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can Chris brought from Ohio. Pours a cloudy amber with a thick tan head that settles after about a minute leaving some lacing. Piney hop notes up front followed by ginger and some spice. Flavors almost the same as aromas but more spice and orange as the beer warmed up. Different than what I was expecting, being more hop forward than spice. Good stuff.
pete4999 (1166) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Deep red pour. Definitely has a Christmas cookie taste...not sure what. Anise, orange/lemon peel. They say ginger in the description and I suppose I can taste a little of it. Nice beer...Iím normally not a huge fan of Christmas beers but I can do this one.
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can pour - bought and enjoyed around a mile from the brewery. This is a stellar seasonal ale. Beautiful copper to caramel in tone, pours with a foamy white head. Not overly spiced - the ginger and orange pieces are balanced and joined by an almost minty feel which invokes candy canes and peppermint. Complex and warming. A local favorite
OsuStu (90) - - NOV 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Amber color, very short off white head. Aroma of pine, orange peel, caramel, pepper. Pine, bitter hops, citrus, spices, light malts, hay. An odd mix of pale ale and holiday brew, not sure it works.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from a can of "Revolution Fistmas Holiday Ale" -
Iím wary of holiday beers. I mean, do I really need another mouthful of cinnamon and nutmeg?
This oneís got a nice pour, a deep amber/orange body capped by a tan head. The aroma is Christmas cookie spices, mayhaps a touch of pine, some caramel sweetness. The taste is much the same, but the malt is more full-bodied and flavorful, the spices playing a more complementary role and not being overwhelming. It finishes fairly dry with a quiet spicy bitterness. Not too shabby.
fraternie (880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium-bodied and sessionable, with a body of spicy vegetable notes, cinnamon stick and ginger. Finishes with a touch of toffee malt as spicy, festive undertones linger. Balances its sweet spice notes with a medium-bodied texture, preferable to the Great Lakes to me, as it isnít as thin.
dwm1034 (688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DRAFT at RevBrew on Milwaukee in Chi-town. Pours a ruby red with one finger white head. Nose is pine / hops; taste is spicy with orange and caramel.....smooth body; very pleasant beer. Tasty....need another.
TheCaptMatey (162) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an rosy amber colour with a 1 inch head that lift minimal lacing. Aroma is malty and hoppy with faint notes of ginger and orange. Flavor is quite malty with orange, nutmeg, ginger, and piney hops. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation and a crisp finish with minimal bitterness. Very drinkable.
Carlisle (150) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Spice aroma. Ginger flavor.
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Thechasm442 (374) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh can served in a tulip. The beer pours a hazy ruby copper with a thick off white head that sticks around a while and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is very complex. Pine, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, and what I can only describe as a lemon ginger cookie. This beer smells awesome. Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, and holiday spices up front. There are also citrus flavors that remind me of the rind of an orange as well as grapefruit and lemon zest. Pine flavors linger as well as a sweet, toffee like malt background. The flavor lingers well and makes me want to drink more. I usually do not like spiced beers, but this is amazing.