aumentm (439) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and tasty. Wonderful when its cold out. smells like a lot of malts and has that classic taste.
hershiser2 (1423) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brownish amber, no head. Smells of honey and spice. Taste is honey/ginger.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. I swear to God, this beer smelled like ketchup. I thought I was crazy until my wife, who was also sampling it, said "Does this smell like ketchup to you?" Fortunately, things got better after that - some decent spice in the flavor. A fairly standard winter ale, but certainly nothing to write home about.
climberbob (273) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet aroma. First taste is of candy and spice. No head to speak of. Average beer. Not something I will go back to.
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snoworsummer (3244) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jojo’s. Pours clear amber/copper with a creamy off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like herbs, spices, Brady malt, lemony citrus. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like herbs, citrus, bready.
johnbion22 (2) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tapped a sixtel for the "pale" tap in the kegerator. Thought this would be a good choice for the holidays to share with friends and family.
Pours nice in the glass. Good, not great lacing. Very clean, mildly spiced aroma; pleasing. Also clean palate. Finish is appropriately nice as well.
This is a good winter ale.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a hazy medium orange with a small half finger white head. Poor lacing and not really any head retention.
Aroma is heavily spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and apples. Almost cider-like.
The flavor is quite heavy with the spice as well, a bit too much i’m afraid, but it isn’t completely awful. Loads of cinnamon and allspice with more of that spiced cider quality. Somewhat of a chalky mouthfeel with a mild bitterness to wrap things up.
Overall, a pretty standard winter warmer that could use a bit of cleaning up. It is totally drinkable, though, even if it is a bit rough around the edges.
jsmerig (1351) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear reddish gold. The aroma is spicy. The taste is cinnamon and cherries. Like a less robust version of mad elf.
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Erzengel (5501) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
The beer is amber colour and hazy in the glass. The nose is honey-spicy with hints of nutmeg. The beer starts highly carbonated and slightly sour. Has it turned? Winter is just over… but after three month? Sadly no best-before date on the bottle - so I have to guess that it has to taste like this! (that’s one reason why I hate US-laws concerning beer - but it is the brewery’s fault this time!)- The mainpart stays slightly sour, nice spicy aroma there, maltiness, but I dislike the sourish taste! The aftertaste is smooth malty, spicy with sour fruity elements!
A brew which is too sour for what it wants to be! And - as there is no best-by date - I once again have to assume that the brewers want it to taste like this! --> 4/10/3/4
stevoj (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Super fluffy, rocky head, on hazy orange/gold body. Mild sweet, spicy aroma, gingerbread, fruitcake, etc. Taste is more of the same with a lean towards the sweet side. Slippery mouthfeel. Getting too close to spring to enjoy this style.