jmohno (965) - Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a stone pint glass golden orange,obvious bottle condition with yeast floaties,moderatemedium carbonation. thin head but frothy ring.
Weak aroma of mild hop possibly but probably spice.Slight breadyness/malt.
Taste is a typical pale clean crisp light carmel,sweetness,mild breadyness,spice is an obvious flavor and fairly major for taste with ginger and clove it seems slight cinnomon maybe not.Yeah some peppery ginger.Kind of a roasty finish with the bittering maybe just a mild harshness from the spices thoughFinishes mildly bitter but with spices more.Not bad for a spiced ale,not one of my favorates from them.
wlajwl (3324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is citrus, cracker-like malts, and either spice or vegetables. The flavor is heavy on the spice and citrus, with vegetables creeping in. This, unfortunately, is another holiday ale that has a vegetable flavor in it; this one wasn’t as bad as others but it still detracted from the flavor and score.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Light spiy malty flavor with a quick finish.
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Lures, Crownsville Md-Cloudy amber pour w/an off white head. Spiced aroma. Some spice, some roasted malt, a little sweet, nothing special, but a solid, easy drinking winter warmer. Finish was a little thin, I wouldn’t seek this out as there are a lot better winter brews out there, but it’s drinkable.
Tmoney99 (9596) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy dark amber color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid spice and sweet malt aroma. Moderate body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation and small particles. Medium spicy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid seasonal beer.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. The aroma has spices and sweet malts. The flavor has well balanced festive spices, sweet malts, and a light bitterness. Pretty good.
RolkaNation (140) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured into dimpled mug. Nice golden color edging its way towards copper. Nearly finger-thick soapy white head thins out mostly but does stick around a good while. Aroma has earthy hops, nutmeg, slight caramel and an out of place funk/barnyard thing going on. Taste is a little better, thin on the palate. More nutmeg in the flavor followed by some hops and cinnamon-laced cloying finish. Decent but nothing special. The spices are pretty solid but not much else there.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong cinnamon and a light amount of caramel. Clear orange color with a small white head. Very light bitter beginning with a sweet finish.
steve1966 (83) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Regular lager well brewed. Looks good in the glass. Certainly drinkable and respectable as a beer, as a winter beer not much too it something is missing. Slight nutmeg pumpkin spice taste as is goes down thats the best thing going for it. Sam Adams winter is even better than this. Drinkable but not something I would seek out.
kdheckle (43) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
orange, hazy, cloudy, frothy, white foam, minimal head, lightly bitter, lightly sour,