DrnkMcDermott (2844) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 "Manager’s Special" as in "get rid of the Christmas beer" at Lemon Tree today. Pours a light reddish brown under a frothy head. Some wassail spices in the nose. Still some pungent piney hops on the tongue, almost knocking off the trail of ginger. Orange peel becomes pronounced as I go on through. Some alcohol warmth, despite being only a little stronger than any pale lager. Remember for next year: would be good maybe with dessert at Christmas dinner, maybe with a cinnamon stick swirled in.
rumproasts (3404) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. Brown with one finger head. Malty warmer style. Quite a bit of ginger and some other spice as well.
Panzuriel (1373) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
FIstmas is a red copper clear brew with a head of tiny tan bubbles. The aroma is pine needle hops and just a bit of caramel sweetness. Taste is just a bit of decent roasted malt, then a nice hit of nutmeg and a few other spices that resolve into just a touch of hop bitterness at the end. The texture is fluid and just a bit lively. a very nice version of a winter beer.
jmohno (1146) - Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a sunset red, clear, white cap with spotty lace. Some fruit and candy caramel aroma, almost candycane , minty. sweetish with fruit notes. Taste is same, with a bit of dry alcohol. Malty mostly with sweet fruit tones.Ginger and orange probably but kind of an unidentifiable spices thing.Peppery and orange like I guess. Not big on holiday ales but pretty good for one.
Mittenator (1439) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can thanks to malec2626. Deep Amber with a brown head. Heavy hops and spice.
FestDecBeet (289) - - 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 (1824) - 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 (130) - 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 (725) - 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 (401) - 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....