daniele (6003) - ITALY - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bel ambrato carico buona schiuma discreta persistenza buona maltatura caramello nota agrumara luppolatura intensa piuttosto amara finale quasi speziato
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, spicy, with hoppy bitterness and a sweet finish. Excellent holiday spiced ale!
Idiosynkrasie (4361) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with small to average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Resinous, fruity, hoppy aroma, grapefruit notes, underlying toffee and caramel. Taste is dry, slightly grassy hoppy, some hay, lemon, a cautious nuttily touch.
mike_77 (3563) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber to brown in colour. Toasty malts in the aroma. Flavour is very malty and has an overall sweet taste. All the bitterness comes through in the aftertaste.
sturmthis (700) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample. Copper color with off white head. Bready aroma. Taste has some pine in it. Not a favorite.
Gerardgathier (488) - - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very Nice hoppy Red ale. Lots of piny in the aroma, some maltiness. Taste is Pine, fruit and good maltbackbone
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
MarcoDL (2513) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red copper color. Aroma of bitter hops. Taste is quite bitter as well, bit grassy also. Has some sharp citrus and that slight metallic touch amber beers often have. Bitter dry finish.
rondphoto (2463) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Nearly clear amber brown with a bubbly beige head cover, streamers of lace. Taste is earthy malt with a dusting of spice that adds a bracing bitter on the swallow. Bracing it may be, but the malt refuses to be subdues, so both amble smoothly through a medium finish. Unique, balanced, lots of taste for 6% abv.
joejames (249) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy deep copper. Nice two finger off white billowy head, great lacing and retention. Aroma of roasted malts and spruce. The taste leans on sweet with just enough bitterness to hold this together. Medium body, lively carbonation, slick slightly syrup mouth feel. Finishes long and sweet with notes of burnt sugar, toasted malts, basil, coriander and spruce. Interesting Christmas beer..
Garrold (2017) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Hazy, burnished copper colour. Messy, frothy, sticky, dense in parts, off white head. Looks good. Fusty, musky, caramelised orange hop. Toffee malts. Has some herbal, earthiness to it, a bit like rosemary stalks. Taste is very bitter from the off. There’s a sweetness, albeit fleeting, and doesn’t get further than the lips. Smooth, airy palate. Finishes punchy, fairly aggressive bitter. It’s not festive, but it’s a good, very hoppy amber ale.