Tmoney99 (12413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown with an average to large frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy molasses and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber pour. Whitish head. Aroma hits with loads of cinammon, molasses, licorice, allspice, yeast, bready notes. Flavor is smooth, creamy and loaded with christmas spices, cookies, cake...good stuff!
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JaBier for sharing a bottle. The beer is a clear reddish-amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of lacing. Sweetly spicy aroma with notes of cinnamon and ginger plus some caramel. Medium body with flavors of cinnamon, malt and vanilla. The finish is sweet with honey and cinnamon left behind. Above average seasonal from Rivertown overall.
shrubber85 (9462) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Cinnamon/pepper and malt aroma. Amber color with small head. Sweet light brown sugar, cinnamon and malt flavor. Balance is off. Too much spice and not enough malt.
DrSilverworm (9106) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Clear orange color, thin off-white head fading to minimal. Light carbonation - maybe even a little flat or watered down, tasting. Some sweet, spicy taste. Strongly on the cinnamon side (even more so with the ones I drank from the bottle). Not bad, but kind of uninteresting
BVery (8688) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Murky amber pour with a frothy white head. Mostly molasses in the nose and taste, but the cinnamon is there in subtle fashion. Decent fuller palate. Not bad.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a somewhat hazed reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of very sweet malts, dry bread, and mild spice. Flavor of ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, dry grainy malts, and a vegetal note. Light-bodied, with a spicy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Some promise but sloppy.
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep amber hue with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet caramel and spices. The flavor is a nice spicy cake flavor with caramel, toffee, loads of spices, pumpkin pie, easygoing. I like this beer, it really puts you into a Thanksgiving-Christmas mode. Easy to drink and not over the top in any aspect.
alexsdad06 (7462) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle label reads Winter Ale. Pours a clear coppery amber color with a medium sized bubbly off white head. The aroma is pale malts, a hint of caramel, and light spices featuring cinnamon. The flavor has a more bready malt character with cinnamon, molasses and a mild earthy bitterness to the finish. I will update with how it changes with warming soon. This was a little too cold to start.
b3shine (7132) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Rivertown. Looks good; a hazy orangish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes solid; cinnamon and related spices with a semi-sweet backbone. Average on the palate. A pleasant version of the style.