Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at rsbls. Clear and kind of pink brown. Not sure what to think of this. A thin feel. Mildly hoppy and grassy. Dry. Maybe some peach. Light spice.
jaymobrown (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice citrus, grapefruit, pine flavors. Lots of good bubbly throughout. Real full mouth feel.
wlajwl (3924) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus/pine, spices and ginger. The flavor is citrus/orange, grapefruit, spices, a hint of ginger and a mix of hop resin and bitterness in the finish.
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with thin to no off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, lots of spicy hops, orange peel, some lemon, hints of grass, pine in there, some spice with ginger and coriander as well. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, orange peel, ginger, mixing into some coriander, nice grassy pine notes in the middle, slight grapefruit, more sweet malts, finishing slightly bitter. Not what I was expecting, but decent.
JML044 (31) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another good Revolution Ale. Nice Carmel color. Good aroma.
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satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. aroma is strong standard CCC style american hopping, chinook coming later with more savory, non-citrus, darker note. heavy grains top off, good balance here. wood bark, tree sap, roasted lemons. hints of spice meld well but remain subtle due to natural similarities in hopping and grain bill. appearance burnished amber, good nucleation, ring with tiny legs and diminishing island head. flavor has still more subtle xmas spice and more malt forward, entirely pleasing and balanced. a rare good use of spice, refusing to overpower.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I LOVED this Christmas ale. Super piney, with tasting notes of orange citrus zest, a little bit of bitter hop, pine, grass, and a beautiful light brown pour. Already looking forward to my pour next Christmas!
Pastor (797) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cracked this late Christmas day with my son. It was the hoppest Christmas brew I have ever partaken of. Great color and head so the presentation was perfect in the chalices I had chosen. We has drank some great dark beers before so this was a welcome change of hops and spices. A good Christmas beer don’t leave it out from your next winter tasting
rubbishystuff (1864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The spice level was very appropriate. Boozy tasting for the strength. Hops did well with the spice and didn’t distract or compete. Serving: Bottle
7DResearch (5) - - DEC 21, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of bottle. Very comfortable for a Christmas beer. Malt and mild bitterness. Holiday session.
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