Tmoney99 (13459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy brown with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lastin with good lacing. Moderate complex friut and caramel malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.
Ratman197 (13248) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a hazy orange brown with a small, but lasting amber head. Aromas of malt, pine, some earthiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of rich maltiness, toffee, some pine and citrus with a lingering bitter finish.
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 (12/14/07, 12oz bottle) Clear copper body with medium beige head with nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some floral, peach, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light caramel. Light-medium body, some chewiness. (7/4/7/4/14)
(1/1/03) Dark copper with medium tan head. Sweet grapefruit hoppy aroma. Flavor is intensely grapefruit hoppy, that finishes with sprucy hoppiness. Malts, what malts? I can’t taste ’em, but they’ve gotta be somewhere in there. (8/4/7/4/15)
HenrikSoegaard (13142) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Lubiere (12877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2005 3/14/2004 : Nutty brown ale, with sharp bitterness from the malt, good hops to balance this good body with enough complexity. 6-3-6-3-14
Dec. 2004: Lightly hazy red copper with off white head. Light sweet malt and restrained c-hops with citrus notes. Crisp sweet malt with nice sustained bitterness, caramel and grapefruits. Rich creamy body. 7-3-7-4-14
Christian (12865) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy ruby with a medium lasting tan head. Aroma is filled with hops, roses and citrus fruits and some plum and caramel. Quite sweet, but with plenty of bitterness for balance. Not what we in Denmark wuld consider a Christmas beer, but still a delicious winter brew.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber-brown with a medium-sized beige head. This is a good hoppy ale with a wonderful finish.
bierkoning (12350) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown color. Caramel, ginger and lemon in the aroma. Sweetish hoppy flavor with lemon, ginger and red berries. Rather thin with an earthy bitter aftertaste.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head that laces with red color. Aroma is malt, dark fruit, secondary hops. Taste initial raw medium hops burn (that continues through the aftertaste), caramel malt, dark fruit, alcohol. Intense. Good carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22-oz. bottle. Pours reddish copper, hazy, with a tiny rocky head (film) and lined lacing. Sweet medium roasted caramel nutty malt (cookie) and candied hop (spruce, pine) aroma. Pretty much smells like a Christmas tree with some lingering aromas of goodies being cooked in preparation for the season. Heavy citrus rind and pine hoppy moderately acidic flavor with a medium roasted caramel malt body and a spicy hop somewhat lingering finish. The bitterness and acidity wane a bit as the beer warms. Medium bodied and fizzy, spicy palate.