DrnkMcDermott (2902) - 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.
RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 40°. Color is a deep hazy amber with good carbonation and a rocky off white head. Aroma of toffee and fresh hops. It has a medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is dried fruits, toffee and citrus backed by a nice bitterness. After taste is orange zest and spice. Overall this is a very good holiday brew with easy drinking bold flavors.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany pour with a brown head. Aroma is Christmas spices. Taste is nutmeg, citrusy. Ok beer. Not bad.
rumproasts (4130) - 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 (1427) - 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 (1256) - 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 (1605) - 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 (412) - - 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 (1937) - 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 (903) - 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.