KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 500ml Bottle. The pour was a murky orange-brown with virtually no head or lacing to speak of.
The aroma was of toasted light bread malts, mild floral hops and an earthy doughy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, citrus (grapefruit), a light fruity ester and a hint of spice.
The taste was slightly malty sweet with a note of caramel and a mild fruitiness early on, with the finish having a slightly hoppy bitter citrus presence and a bit of spice towards the end. The flavor lasted a short while with a nice spicy bitterness lingering on for just a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was just past medium in body and creamy in texture with a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a good beer with a nice spicy bitter taste and a good drinkability...
donandres (126) - , Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
From 50 cL bottle to wine glass
Appearance: Copper pinkish color close to rose, minimal head, some lacing
Aroma: not a lot
Taste: Taste no really good
Overall: No a really good beer, sour aftertaste, reminds me of Heineken. Not dark, which is usually expected of winter ales
Fwamps (14) - - DEC 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit bland for a winter ale lacking The spices for a winter and not hoppy enough to get any hop lover excited
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Baramba (620) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Light amber with thin beige head. Malt aroma, with grassy notes. Sweet malt flavour with hoppy bitterness. Dry finish
Bif (1832) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with asmall white head. Aroma of citrus bit of fruit, malt sweetness. Taste of citrus, bit of caramel, bit of fruit and grass. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Moderate body, smooth with a slick feel.
mikkellund42 (703) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours hazy chestnut with small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, lemon and hints of coffee and biscuits. Taster is medium sweet, light acidic and faint bitter. Body is oily with soft carbonation. Finish is long annex mostly sweet with notes that follow the nose. Not much Christmas in this one, but a nice ale it is.
airrick2003 (816) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: pours with a large beige head, the beer is a clear lighter hue of brown, laces nicely
Aroma: honey, brown sugar, butter
Taste: maple sweetness, has a subdued hop bitterness on the finish,
Palate: average carbonation, light mouthfeel, light bitter aftertaste
Overall: a pretty good brown ale, it's sweet with out being so sweet that it's u drinkable, decent hop finish too
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mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Spotted Cow 151015. Not sure what the go is with all the Christmas beers at the Spotted Cow but I’ll take them when I can get them. Vibrant looking sunshine colour with a soft head. Full in the mouth and paired perfectly with my duck spring rolls.
Brandon1989 (466) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer pours a mostly clear golden orange color with a very small white head that dissipates rather quickly and left no lacing. The aroma is fruity and not much else. The taste is also fruity, alcohol, and some faint hops. I really did not care for this beer at all. I got it 50% off so It may possibly been a bad bottle but something just seemed really off.
SlimHabib (391) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Clear dark golden with off white creamy head. Light aroma with malts, yeast, and honey. Medium body. Initial bitter taste with hint of honey and malts.
geologyguy (1165) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light beer smell...mostly malt..taste is medium light malt, no hops...good taste though..slightly sweet