Reimer96 (1639) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep amber with red hues and a nice frothy and lacey off white head. Aroma of rich caramel, brown sugar, citrus hops and more malts. Rich and balanced. Flavor is caramel malts, citrus hops, light pine and some almost burnt brown sugar on the finish... Hoppy and balanced... Excellent American amber ale.
Dervock (673) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Amber pour with a slight haze. Aroma is citrus, resin and madiera with a bit of dried fruit. Flowery/citrus hop up front then some sweet malt and a dry lingering finish. Medium creamy palate.
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22/V/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ Brazilian Tasting (home) - BB: IX/2015 (2015-677)
Clear deep amber beer, irregular beige head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: malty, milk chocolate, caramel, fudge, bit fruity, very nice, smells like a barley wine to me. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, bit watery, some caramel, malty, hay, grains. Aftertaste: bitter, hay, dry, pretty grassy, hoppy, bitter ending.
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - JUN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours a clear, deep amber with a long lasting head. Nice citrus aromas. Good balance of malts and hops. Enjoyed this one.
Baramba (448) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with off-white head. Malt aroma with notes of fruits. Flavour is sweet and bitter. Dry finish
77ships (6130) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. bottle sampled @ “Brazilian Tasting”. Thank you tderoeck! Contains Rebel & Freedom hops. Lol! Plus half of the ingredients have trademarks. Dark amber, little head. Nose is orange, older pine resin & orange peel hops, old grapefruit peel, sweet malty, watery,… Taste is dull, sweetish & watery with old hops, watery, herbal, old orange peel, grapefruit peel,… Watery, dull & lightly sweet beer. Possibly due to age but if you call something reserve & release it as a Christmass beer it should keep, this one was obv. a hoppy beer and didn’t give (under the assumption that it was much better in the past), label should have stated that this needs to be drunk fresh.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One time a year. Double the hops. They get it right every time. This ale is a truley special beer.
CopterScott (216) - Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is pine and floral. Flavor is pine and floral hops and roasted malts.
trith1 (53) - - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Let me paint you a picture with my imagination brush: A big, beardy and drunken santa figure stumbles in and hands you a bottle. You take swig. Its not the true meaning of Christmas, but you know what he means. Big hops and a nice amber hue, it's got a crispness that I can smack my lips at. Well done again, Rogues, interesting brew, but cinnamon, clove and vanilla would be closer to a Santa-Ale.
SlimHabib (342) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy copper amber with a large creamy tan head. Aroma is rich malts, caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Medium creamy, yet somehow oily body. Medium bitter and somewhat salty taste. Interesting beer.