mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light, translucent amber with a thick, white head that stays. Light aroma with little of note. Slightly effervescent mouthfeel. Mild, only slightly bitter flavor (especially light considering the claimed American Pale Ale style), with heavy spice notes. A rather odd combination.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5
bubbleflubber (1985) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lightly-hazed tea hue into the glass, with a small soapy head that leaves light lacing. The nose is spiced, almost a bit perfumed... somewhat cloying. Flavors are drier, pie-spiced, a bit of sours intermingling. Light and somewhat thin on the palate. Meh, not the best representation of the style.
arojewski (51) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perhaps one my new favorites. Had it on recommendation at an English style pub with a reuben (best sandwich ever, btw), and I fell in love. If I ever have a few extra bucks for beer during the winter season down south, I’ll be buying this beer.
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oh no, no chilled mug! Bottle. Touch of nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread cookies, pours hazy orange with a creamy beige head. Taste nothing but spices and watery malt, the finish/aftertaste is however pleasantly of dark bread crusts before the pumpkin connotations come rushing back in.
jhliesen (768) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle-poured a hazy, amber color with a small head. Aroma was spicey with some malt. To me, the aroma and taste was much more to a pumpkin ale as opposed to winter beer. Nice try, didn’t work. Bruisin Ales.
r464 (2034) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is spicy. Malty, nutty, earthy. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, other spices. Finish is a bit thin and watery.
DCLawyer (1798) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught->shaker. Cloudy copper with decent head. Aroma is malt, spices, touch of pumpkin. Taste is more pumpkin over spices, unbalanced.
Jlar810 (5) - - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a spiced apple note and a clear amber color. A hint of pumpkin flavor, with a smokey finish
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderately thin head. Nose is a bit spicy with those winter spices. Spices really come through in the taste, too. Easy to drink, just seems like a run-of-the-mill winter ale.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is nutmeg and ginger. Taste is a nice balance of ginger and nutmeg with the malt. Nice lacing. A nice first beer to try from this company.