ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Didnt pour it in a glass, looked somewhat pale through the bottle. Full of cinnamon and spices, a little bit of hops. Somewhat bland in the world of winter beers. Glad I only bought a single. However, still glad that I bought local!
DanBrewer (16) - Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy light amber with off white head. Smell is dominated by spices, most notable is nutmeg, with hints of honey and figs. Taste is very interesting. It starts with spice on the forefront, then leads to what you expect from a pale ale, then back to an even bigger spice finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a beer with such a big spice profile.
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BLuke01 (32) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 Pours a light amber almost orange with a small off white head. The head settles quick to a ring that leaves a light lace. The aroma is very spiceful and you can tell they brew with a very similar spice blend as their pumpkin seasonal. The tast is a punch of pumpkin spice up front including mostly nutmeg with some cinnamon and clove in the background. The spice fades to a slight malty taste with a little caramel, but this falls fast...the beer leaves you wanting more on the back end, which is somewhat disappointing. Decent overall, good on those cold nights
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of nutmeg, spices, and some caramel malts. Flavor is strong of the nutmeg and spices. Not much on the finish. Overall, not bad.
jredmond (5899) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle split with vi. Pours a clear dark amber body with small head. Aroma is nice pumpkin spice. Mouthfeel is thin with plain notes of spice and sweet malts. This was pretty forgettable.
drpimento (2392) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Best part was the smell. Poured with a small to medium sized, fine, off white that settled down to a ring after a bit and no lace. Color is a hazy pumpkin pie amber (which is a nice coincidence the same spices used to brew with) with some bubble trails. Aroma is mainly those spices, beer, and later a little funk. Flavor is likewise, but without much malt to balance, which also proly leads to my view that the body is a bit light too although good carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of average length for a spice beer. I’m not finishing mine. Wish I had some cheese or something to neutralize my mouth.
Nickls (1920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light clear orange with a white head. Ginger, all-spice, and cinammon in the aroma. Makes me think of some pumpkin-spice brews in the flavor with some graham cracker, spice, zest, and some nutmeg. Thinner body is a bit of a turnoff. Not bad, but not great.
robgibbens (419) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a medium amber color, more like a dark brown-gold. There is a spicy aroma coupled with fruity malt. You may also get a whiff of pumpkin pie when the beer has a chance to breath.
The beer is light in the mouth and has a spiced flavor. This is what I am looking for when enjoying my Christmas tunes, some spiced beer! It is not an overpowering flavor, but plays on the tongue for a moment before fading away. The beer is refreshing and definitely not heavy.
JDBaker11058 (1444) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: like couldy melted butter; head is creamy, eggshell white with lingering lace. Aroma: honey, citrus, white grapes, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and molasses. Taste: very sweet--notes of honey, cinnamon and clove, with a hint of lime and candied, dried fruits; underlying all of it is a rich sweet malted grain flavor. Finish: lingering sweet tarts candy and warm spices, with a hint of toasted nuts. Notes: Very nice. Definitely a winter sipper, with a very nice creamy smooth palate. Tasted like liquid pannetone. Fittingly, had it during the first snow.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good winter ale. Light cinnamon and orange spice. Well balanced and not overly sweet. Medium bodied and malty. Light carbonation.