ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy malty aroma. The mouthfeel for me was spot-on: this is how most substantial ales, I feel, ought to feel. Strong resiny finish-a great outdoors in cool weather beer, preferably near pinecones so you could put one on a swizzle stick as a garnish for your brew.
kkettler (23) - - NOV 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper color with minimal lace and moderate carbonation. Aroma and taste have a nutty, caramel, and hop hint to them. Very bitter for a red ale.
jbruner (3154) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper on tap with thin white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of earthy hops and slight caramel malts. Taste is more toward the hop, lingering bitterness, decent but nothing exciting.
matthewjk (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seriously Rogue?!? This is your Christmas beer? Man, what a disappointment. There is nothing Christmas about this mediocre amber ale. Seriously, this is a serious miss from a good brewer. Christmas! Brown ale, porter, or stout! 22oz bottle.
klaing (156) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper with decent head. Found the hops over soapy though and overwhelmed the malts. Bit thin. A little toffee in there. I was disappointed as I usually like Rogue's beers.
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Calisky (1998) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Jaghana. Couleur cuivrée trouble, légère mousse. Nez caramel, fruité un peu confit et carared. Gout caramel, caramel blond, fruité, raisin, bonne amertume houblonnée florale avec note épicée. Bon corps. Fin longue amere.. Pas mal d’aromes mais peut etre pas assez "savoureuse" sur le palais pour etre nickel
jaghana (4943) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 65cl, a clear amber beer with low head. Nose is on caramel and carared malt. Aroma is on caramel, toasted caramel, berries touch, floral, grassy hops with vegetable hints, good body, peppery hops, light spices, toasted biscuits, sweet, blond caramel.good but not that drinkable.
altonbrownd (4590) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/8/2010 5:59:41 PM Bottle from Brattleboro Food Coop. Nice amber body with thin head. Nose of malts and spices. Taste is very hoppy with delicious toffee and caramel edge. Really well done.
Bubeer (168) - - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy to cloudy amber. Thin to medium beige head with low retention. Fruity and sprucey aroma, with notes of tomato and cut grass. In the tongue it is initially a bit waterish but then surprisingly builds up to a wonderful hoppy finish. Fizzy carbonation on a somehow thin texture. Medium body
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Plonk. Can a Christmas beer be hoppy? the hops dominate this one. It’s decent as an Amber ale but nothing really christmassy about it.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy brown with a small white head and bit of lace. Aroma earthy, citrus, malty, very apparent caramel, sweet brown sugar notes. Flavour is earthy, citrus, mild-medium bitterness, caramel and sweet brown sugar notes with a dry finish.