mike_77 (3700) - 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 (819) - 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 (511) - - 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 (2598) - 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 (2617) - 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 (290) - 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 (2252) - 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.
popkow (296) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice cascading head fills a ruby colored basin. Faint sweet hop smell and taste of toffee with burnt tobacco finish. A little flat but enjoyable.
Westmeister (1983) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sixer that my mom gave me for Christmas. I love her for trying. Taste was about 60/40 malt to hoppiness ratio. Toast, caramel, pine and citrus hops. Slightly muddled almost a staleness to it. Otherwise a good amber.
FestDecBeet (386) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: pours an ver color. Off white head. Slight cold have in the glass.
Smell: very sweet malts. Caramel and toffee. Slight Pine and onion.
Taste: very hop forward. Pine. Bitter. Citrus on the back end. Lemon. Grape fruit. Grass
Feel: very dry. Thin mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Leaves a thin film on the mouth making you want another sip.
Overall: nice beer. Not screaming XMAS, but still nice to drink.
First drank: home 12/27/14