imdownthepub (9161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Culham Post Office, Culham, Oxon. Orange amber with white head. Initial, tart, fritiness, a touch of sourness, this develops into caramel sweetness with a nutty sideshow. A touch syrupy, there is a toffee note too. Never really gets dry or hoppy for me.
Blairgus (2190) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 jan 2012, bottle. bright orange, clear, steady bubbles, thick foamy head. smells like a sickly sweet spiced christmas british ale. med body and fizzy. slightly bitter piney hops up front followed by by caramel malt and spices, maybe cinnamon and nutmeg? meh.
brenn79 (1332) - Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9 oz. beer- Pours hazy orange with a thin white head that reduces to a blanket. Aroma is Christmas spices, caramel malt. The taste is caramel malt, hops, cinnamon, semi bitter. The body is fairly thin, carbonation is soft. Overall pretty mediocre.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another christmas gift beet. Pours brown, with small white head. Tastes of cherry, cola, caramel, grains, and pepper. Kinda sweet but carbonated well.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle 12/30/11 (Binny’s Naperville)-40° in English Pint-Pours a ligth to medium amber with a small loose off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, caramel, and hay. Taste of the same with some more caramel coming on in the back end. This medium bodied brew is a pretty basic brew.
ronaldtheriot (973) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ridgeway’s Reindeer’s Revolt has a medium, soapy, cream-colored head and a somewhat hazy amber appearance, with pretty thick lacing left behind and a few streaming bubbles. The aroma is mild, but one can detect hay, citrus, sweetness, and bread. Taste is of sweet barley malt, hop bitterness at the back end, caramel, and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Reindeer’s Revolt finishes fairly crisp, semi-dry, and it has high drinkability. Overall, this is good, and I certainly think it’s worth a try. RJT
joe19612 (1609) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery Shop. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head, aroma of malt and fruit. The taste is malty with a bitter finish.
sodakotakid (212) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma and taste are sweet and wine like. Appears a dark golden brown. Not one of my favorites!!
unclemike (2067) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark gold under a medium sized cream colored head. malty and mildly sweet. a bit of butter, butterscotch and some biscuity flavors. aroma is the same. a nice creamy palate. enough citrus hop in the finish to keep it interesting
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
What looked somewhat appealing turned into quick dismay upon tasting. Lackluster in both aroma and flavor - very thin and a weak old caramel candy taste. I was thinking of purchasing the holiday variety pack but am now seriously reconsidering. Truly not inclined to class this one up with other English strong ales.