DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty high ABV, seasonal brew. I actually think it tastes a bit stronger bottled versus tap. Something to look forward to every winter!
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle pours light brown with a thin off white head. Orange marmalade, lemon peel and floral hop nose. Flavor is tart lemon, bitter citrus rind, some biscuit malt and a little pepper in the finish.
bostondoug1981 (85) - fort worth, Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from notes july 09 dark reddish orange pour lil tan to white head. lots of malt flavor with presense of citrusy hop flavor in the backin very enjoyable. only problem was last glass of the cask should of brought knife and fork cause it was a wee bit chewy. still one of my favorite st arnold brews
alexsdad06 (3806) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of maltomeal. Pours a clear copper color with a large fizzy beige head. The aroma is bready and caramel malt with hints of spice and herbal hops. The flavor is bready, caramel malts, lightly spicy, with more fruit than the nose indicated. Hops are mildly spicy and earthy. Drier finish, medium bodied with good balance. I get increasing warmth from this beer without ever showing any alcohol.
deyholla (5374) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to MaltoMeal. Poured gold with an opaque head. Aroma had notes of spices, sweet malts and a bit of a biscuit note. Flavor was similar to the aroma but the spices were much more subdued and it was sweet throughout.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 12oz bottle 2008 vintage thanks to BA zdk9) Pours clear orange with thin ring of film on top. Nose of brown sugar, caramel. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, and earthy hops. Nice roasted creamy finish.
If you get a chance to have this aged it smells SO much better than fresh.
ajm (1057) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles from Docís. You could accuse me of drinking this too late and too warm, but I would immediately respond that Celebration is good under both conditions, and then where would you be? Reconciling the fact that this isnít very good, thatís where. Merry Christmas, Texas.
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours burnt orange with a minimal white head. The smell is malty sweetness, with a little bit of unidentifiable spices. The flavor is more malt, possibly biscuit malt, with a strong aftertaste of spices such as cloves. There is more in there, I just canít tell exactly what it is. Nothing about this beer really stands out, but it is a very easy drinking, lighter winter warmer with no trace of the 7 percent alcohol. Nice beer.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Secret Santa Pours a nice amber with a quick leaving off white head. Makes spotty lacing. Aoma is of spices, and malts. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is mild but tasty. Has a watery texture. The body is light to medium. A decent finish.
bhensonb (9816) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Merry Xmas! Pours dark copper with a deceent off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and christmas spices? Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smooth roasted malt and something hop. Must be hop spice rather than xmas spice. Pretty tastey, but not strongly flavored.