Scipio (727) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber with a frothy light beige head. The aroma gives a seasonal impression, with cinnamon, spices, caramel, and nutmeg. Good, but it is all more subtle in strength. Sadly, the taste does not continue along these lines. It is very yeasty instead, with only faint traces of cinnamon and nutmeg in the flavor. Aftertaste is yeast. Medium in body with a more thin texture. Overall, I am disappointed with this one. It is just as disappointing for a beer to have such a great name as this and representing such a respected figure as Santa.
vanvenlo (1329) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dan Murphy bottle(26-Jan-2015)Sweet light resin aroma.Nice red,yellow head&sheet lace.Resin fruit. sweet malt flavour.Bitter resin spice finish&aftertaste.
Lunkie (1484) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Herbal spice malt aroma. Deep Amber colour great head and lacing. Malt coriander spice herbal flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
andrepintado (1633) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa. Color is copper. Thin head. Medium bitterness. Nice dryness. Aroma is spicy, malty.
daniele (5882) - 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 (4244) - 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 (3484) - 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 (637) - 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 (458) - - 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 (2447) - 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.