southernolkart (55) - - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A greatly forward winter ale. Nice sweet malty flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Favorite Chris's ale so far this year.
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dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Early for Christmas but oh well. This beer is primarily malt forward. The malt gives off a ginger bread esc flavor with a tad bit of spice. Would have liked a bit more spice, but overall pretty decent.
ration (1991) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
041112. Tap at the brewery, Houston tx. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma hops, spices, caramel. Slight sweet toffee taste. Not that spicy. Not Bad.
Wordsworth (135) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite seasonal Christmas beer. A lightly sweet malty flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Goes down very smooth despite the high ABV. Great beer.
dnstone (2301) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper color with thin soft off-white head. Soft palate, malty rich with a spiced edge.
haydentrow (8) - Dayton, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got this as an extra in a trade, thanks Brad! Poured from a bottle into a Great Divide Cervoise goblet.
A: Pours a nice deep amber with light orange hues around the edges. A one finger white head pops up and then goes down just as quick.
S: I’m picking up some faint caramel malts and some light grassy pine, but nothing really else and the smell is faded (it’s probably 8-10 months old at this point so I’ll take that into consideration). There is a very slight booze note on the backend.
T: Some piney and grassy hops are very present with a slight spice undertone. The bready malts create the backbone for the rest of the brew, but like the nose has faded with Father Time.
M: It’s very smooth and crisp, light to medium bodied. Very drinkable at this point.
O: Very faded in its time. This beer really doesn’t hold up well. in terms of flavor profiles, but it is far from undrinkable. I would love to try this beer fresh to see if there are any spices or anything else that may have faded.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-16-2011
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, light fruittiness and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, spice and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.
redpooba (401) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amazing beer that can be bought in the grocery stores of Texas. The spices and seasonings make you feel like your in a log cabin around a fire even when Texas doesn’t offer a winter.
SarahH648 (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite seasonal beers from this brewer. High alcohol content, and nice and warming finish makes this a great winter beer.