rubbishystuff (1872) - 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
FestDecBeet (234) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours a dark Amber. Off white head. Very clear.
Smell: slight pine. Sweet caramel. Xmas potpourri. Hops.
Taste: hops. Caramel. Slight pine.
Feel: medium carbonation. Slight thick mouth feel.
Overall: ok beer nice aroma.
First drank: home 12/24/14
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
honestly not really sure what they were going for with this one. seemed like just some kind of hoppy amber.
tonypreto (127) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Marina was earthy, mostly piney with some spicy citrus notes. Poured a light orange gold with rapidly dissipating head. Up front I got some slight earthy hop/pine notes, wasn't getting the spice or orange and it finished very watery and metallic.
nathan30533 (684) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great tasting christmas brew. I really enjoyed the Orange peal and ginger blance as it helped really make taste. Enjoy.
miyauchi38 (355) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly Hazy Dark Reddish Amber Color, Big Long Lasting Foamy Head, Lots Of Lacing. Nice Fruity and Floral Hop, Light Resin Aroma. Sweet Malty, Fruity Hop, Light Resin. Smooth and Pleasant. Easy To Enjoy, Hides ABV Real Well. Local Brewer. Went to Their Brew Pub a While Ago but since they had Long Wait, We did not stick around... Gonna have to make the trip again and plan ahead or be more patient. Nice and Tasty. Gonna Have To Have it Again Next Christmas. Nice Cans. Recommended....
Keir (165) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Deep amber/ruby with a tan head. Nose is pine, a hint of citrus, ginger, spice. Tastes of pine, ginger, malty, hint of citrus and spice. Really nice.
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DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Secret Santa 2014. Thanks! Pours hazy coppery ruby with frothy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, resiny hops, orange. Tastes very piney, hoppy, with caramel malt, orange zest, and a citric, hoppy finish. Quite nice.
tectactoe (2330) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Revolution: Very slight ruby-tinted copper & brown body with a foamy, beige-gray head that leaves moderate webbed lacing along the glass. Aroma of mild toffee malt, semisweet candied ginger, orange zest, baked bread, faint toasted pecans, & a light drizzle of caramel. Ginger takes the reigns of the flavor... Heavy ginger notes, spicy & warming & zesty with a small, underlying malty sweetness. Faint caramel, brown sugar. Notes of toasted sugar cookie in the periphery with even more subtle notes of orange peel, earth, potpourri spice, & flower petals. Finishes strong with ginger & a small hint of caramel apple. Sharp, just on the edge of astringent. A little to ginger-heavy for me to completely jive with, but still a decent Christmas ale.
DialSquare (2917) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can from Kroger in Grandview. Amber pour with a big frothy off-white head and strong retention. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, caramel, toasty. Tastes are ginger, earthy, pine, nutmeg, citrus peel. Ok, not to my tastes.