rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not bad - but not really what I look for in a winter ale. too hoppy and too sprucy for me. leaves my tongue feeling all oily. reminds me of their red ale. maybe I’m just a wimp who likes them soft and malty - but it’s not quite my thing.
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a regular head that falls away into a weak lacing with a little foam. Looks red to light brown in color and it’s fairly clear. The first scent is of sharp piney hops with a little fruity sweetness for an undertone. Bitter piney hops hits my mouth and throat attacking it, almost making me choke. Once I got used to it and let it warm up it gets better and in the end leaves a slight sweet, fruity taste on the palate.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nice, good head and color. Was a bit overhopped for my taste however.
JustinFromAL (125) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with an off white head. Nice lacing as the head dissipates. Sweetness in the aroma, caramel maybe. The extra hops really come out and open the flavor up. Very enjoyable!
jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22-oz bottle Marcello’s Lafayette, La - Aroma: spicy, floral, grapefruit, citrus (hop), ; Appearance: very reddish-amber color, clear, frothy off-white head, plenty of laces; Flavor: nutty, toasted, caramel, slight sweetness (toffee), malty, salty (malt), bitter (hop); Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, dry finish; Overall: awesome hop aroma and bitterness with beautiful color that is balanced with a malty beer. Goes nicely with turkey, gravy, and cranberries sauce.
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Usually a big fan of this brewery, but I was alittle disappointed by this one. I did brush my teeth recently however i think it wouldnt be much better either way. The bitterness of this beer just takes over the taste and makes the other subtle flavors fade into the background. So Im sorry I bought two of them...dont recommend it.
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm Mmmm Santa, you sure did a good job with this beer! Yummy yummy! Very spicey and hints of Chrismas mint and nutmeg. High carbonation for X-tra X-mas delight only Santa could bring!!! Yay!
Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is a pretty bad beer, if you ask me. The taste is pure hops, nothing else. Even if I did like hops, this is still a very uninteresting brew.
StormCoat (118) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted a bomber bottle. Pours a translucent, warm brown with a big, fluffy, off-white head that dissipates. Moderate lacing. Sweet aromas of chocolate and warm bread. Flavors are ok; there are definitely some of the tangy fruit undertones that you get from something like a brown ale; but I was also surprised at how much bitter hop flavor is coming though. This beer seems like it wants to be an IPA, but is too thin and not interesting enough flavor-wise to be a really good one. In a way, I find the aroma to be more interesting than the flavors here. Still, it is drinkable and fairly nice to kick back with.
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells malty and very hoppy with a slight aroma of alcohol. Its color is a very dark orange, and isn’t quite opaque. tastes malty, hoppy and rugged. The finish is a very hoppy aftertaste that adds well to the overall beverage. I approve of Santa’s tastes.