bhensonb (14094) - 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.
Ratman197 (13290) - 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.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Hazy copper body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, allspice, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, candied orange, bread/caramel, spice/allspice, some raisin. Medium body, alcohol warming. Good, but a bit too sweet for my liking.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Bottle) Pours a dark cooper color with a small head. Descent tasting Christmas ale from Houston.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt, pine, some dark fruit. Comes across with some ASA quality. Taste is caramel-medium malt, secondary woody/spice/herbal hops. Some boozy. Mild carbonation. Thanks to armock for the trade with Joe-jwc215 and me.
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of cdumler. Thanks! Pours a clear reddish-orange with a small head and no lacing. Aroma is buttered popcorn and fusel alcohol. Taste is toasted grains, buttered popcorn, stone fruits, spice and hops. Medium to full body.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with lb4lb (thanks!). Poured a medium to deep amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted grains, nutty, and a trade of spiciness. Tastes of caramel, fruity, and light spice. Although I enjoyed this, this one did not strike me as a ’Christmas’ ale.
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to legion242 for this one. Pours a pretty reddish-brown with a medium beige head that lasted pretty well. Decent lacing. Sweetly spiced aroma with a hint of malt as well. Very smooth mouthfeel, with flavors of sherry, malt, and spice. Mild alcohol flavor in the finish. A great winter warmer!
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at my cellar temperature, low Sixties, Bonus in trade from a generous Texas trader. Like a Belgium, with a good mix of malts. Alcohol aroma. Pours medium body and significant white head. Yeasty taste, very drinkable indeed. Above average mouthfeel.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: March 20, 1997
Source: Houston Airport
Appearance: clear amber, whispy head
Aroma: cinamon aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor with some spicy hints including cinamon, slight bitter finish
Date: June 07, 2006
sweet cinimon aroma,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20