SeasonalAleMan (6) - USA - DEC 29, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good seasonal ale. With a nice aroma that bounces out the bottel neck as soon as its open. Appearance is light brown with a hint of yellow. Flavor is very smooth and ritch with a hint of spiciness to it. Too bad its only around for the holidays. Farily hard to find, and when found, only a few 6 packs are in stock.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color with fizzy tan head. Aroma of fruity malt with some spiciness. Medium bodied, flavor is slightly toasty, fruity with a bitter spicy somewhat dry finish.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber red color, small white head, a few dabs of lace. Aroma is floral, sweet with a little spice to it. Flavor is like a chrismtas wreath, spicy easy to drink, sliglty syrupy.
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Thanks to Matt for sharing my first beer from Texas. This beer pours to a glowing orange copper body. Thin white head. I like the color... The aroma is spicy like a Christmas wreath, holiday spice, and light vegetables. Spicy holiday potpourri (or what I imagine it might taste like) flavor. The palate is smooth, lightly spicy.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours coppery with no head. Aroma is raisiny fruit and fruitcake spices. Sweet and mild spices for flavor. Cold, itís a bit watery, but warmed up slightly (per recommendation), it starts to bloom. From Specís in Conroe, TX.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Courtesy of Fly just because! Translucent and a light copper color. Aroma is fruity, like raspberries or cranberries and maybe a little caramel from the malts. Flavor is sweet in a fruity way, with a peppery spice in the background. Finsih is dominated by the sweetness, but I think I pick up some sulfur(like a fullerís ale) too. Thanks and have a happy holiday Alan!
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red amber with a small wispy head.
Sweet malt and spice aroma and flavor.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sices standout for the aroma along with some sweet malts. Body color amber/orange with small tan head. Had a cranbeery flavor to it but spicy hop control theflavor witich was quite good. A somewhat sweet and spicy palate was left after beer was gone. Glad Santa gave me two.
SaintArnold1977 (26) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this Christmas Ale.. 7% Alc. hidden well. Deep caramel pour with a light head. Smell the cherry, spices, and prunes. Great hearty flavor..Taste the MALTS!!!! Great winter beer for holiday parties.. Leaves almost a tarish feeling on palate. Makes you drink more.. Yes I like it...
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of kaggie97. Pours deep copper with wispy film for head. Fruit up front, prune/plum with cherry, some background spice, subdued. Flavor starts with all dark fruit, fades to peachy/apricot, and finishes with a slightly spicey malt sweetness. Oily/sticky mouthfeel. Very good beer, I wish I could score it higher.