DANEgerous (90) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fantastically fragrant nice notes of toasty wheat, floral hops, slight under tones of spice, choclate and a sweet soda like flavor.
Appearance: Deep rich amber with a descent pale tan foam
Taste: Deep rich full all with balance of hops and sweet malt notes, it is broken up from being overly heavy with notes sweet caramel.
Overall: Fantastic and with rather local distribution and a seasonal availability I say grab a sixer spark up a nice fire and grab a friend get toasty while getting toasted on a cold day.
KamGoPro (62) - Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Favorite go to lighter winter beer every season. Perfect balance of leafy hops and flavor!
steve1966 (105) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color head dissapears fast. Aroma malts fresh and earthy. Faint spices of some kind. Nice hop taste on the tounge bitter finish. Has some balls to it. Chewy mouth feel kind of a cross between anchor steam and bass ale...fairly interesting
Beaver (1269) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear red amber with a small creamy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet figgy malts with a little spice.
The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with some dark fruit and light spice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with prickly carbonation.
Overall, an OK kind of bland Christmas beer.
DialSquare (2526) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from ABC on Apalachee. Copper pour with thin tan head. Aroma is caramel, spice, bread. Tastes are caramel malt sweetness with faint spices. Little bland.
DocJitsu (836) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden-amber with a very short light tan head. Soft, wet mouthfeel that becomes scrubby and mildly astringent. Cinnamon, peach and apricot nose. Well blended, soft toffee, spicy peach and apricot.
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a clear deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy barnyard, urinals and manure, with a light bretty funkiness, earth, herbal hops and sugar icing. flavour is mostly wood shavings and yeast, with notes of bubble gum, cherries, roasted malts and chewy pale malts in the slightly tart finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
COMRADEJOSH (287) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A deep amber in appearance with a slightly spicy aroma. Taste malty and does have a warming amount of alcohol to it. Not as much spice in the taste as other seasonal.
mfischer2 (26) - Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought a bottle from Wilburs too. The color is a nice amber. Not much aroma, but what little it has is slightly tart. The flavor is pretty weak too. I don’t get anything Christmas here, just another mehtastic ambery beer. Maybe I have a mishandled bottle?
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste is good, with a medium body and pleasant bitterness. There is no lingering aftertaste and it is very smooth. The taste and palate are simple though and lack a little depth. Overall a good beer.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Wilburs. Spices, sweet malts and light bitter hops. Crisp and kind of bland with a dry, lingering finish.