Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle, pours a clear reddish golden with a resilient white head. Corny aroma. Taste is mostly malty, a hint of holiday spices but mostly corny malty. Fairly smooth. Ok beer.
BiddleBrau (916) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Orange amber with just off white head. Malt and a but musty some corn in the nose. Flavor is murky aged caramel and tainted. Bad elf... Bad brew.
TheJestersBeer (2034) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium gold, with a white head.
Spicy, caramelly aroma, hops, toffee, fried fruit, lightly yeasty, grass, citrus.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty, caramelly taste, hops, herbs, toffee, vanilla (!), apricot, earth.
Quite rich and rustique, enjoyable. (2014-01-24)
shrubber85 (7306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hay, toffee malt and tangy orange/alcohol aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet lemon, toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal grass. Mild alcohol finish. Tasty.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle poured into a shaker glass; served cold.
Aroma: Mild; not a lot comes out. Mild malt and hay/grass.
Appearance: Crystal clear, dark gold body. No head. Thin lacing.
Taste: Pale hops. Grass, pine, and light malt.
Palate: Medium bodied, with a moderate amount of prickly carbonation. Moderate length on the finish, ends on bitter hops.
Overall: A nice ale, but it tastes somewhat generic. Decent enough. I wouldn’t mind finding a bottle on Christmas morning, but I wouldn’t seek it out.
Strykzone (4811) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at esbls. Clear golden. My glass might need rinsed. A dry powdery feel. Malty with gentle fruit. Some heat. Ok.
rxeight (1216) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells like a skunky English bitter. Tastes like a standard English bitter. Maybe bidding tons without the creamy body. Not impressed
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home, catch up rate thanks to my inlaws, 01/01/14.
Golden amber with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is candied sugars, light spice, grassy, trace of diacetyl, bitter citric fruits, bread dough, light booze.
Taste comprises caramel, candied sugars, light boozey tones, earthy orchard fruit tones, bready malts, light spice..
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure with light bitterness and little booze in the closure.
Ok English strong, lacks any real complexity or depth, the booze is a little harsh in places and a definate diacetyl waft on the nose.
That said it was drinkable.
Yorker (1098) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are malt, caramel, spices, and honey - with a slightly bitter finish.
BeerFunGuy (611) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had a light golden slightly red color. It has a malty aroma. It has a rich balanced malt hop flavor. Well done. A very bad elf for sure.
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Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle): Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of floral hop, spices, malt, yeast, bread. Flavour is much of the same with a slight alcohol note detected. Very meh.