nuplastikk (5367) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz shorty bottle. Orange-tan with a thin, creamy off-white head. This is quite different than your typical US XMAS beer in that it is quite drinkable and sessionable, Still displays some fruitcake spice characteristics, but the malts are clean and smooth. This is really well done, I look forward to trying more beers from Saint Arnold. Medium bodied despite the rather big ABV. Smooth sweet finish, mild mead characteristics, but in no way overbearing. Awesome beer.
AirForceHops (5259) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Kegs and Barrels, Plano, TX. Aroma is of caramel malts, spice and a light dark fruit. Flavor is mostly similar. Caramel with a chewy biscuit malts, light spices, and grassy English hops. Very much has an English feel to it. Texture is lightly grainy. Medium in body. Finish is clean and sweet. Nothing really bold or over-the-top but it does have a nice drinkability. Had no problem killing half a 6’er with a friend.
ben4321 (5246) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle at the Marriott West Loop, 11/18/13
Aroma: The nose is malty and a little sweet! some fruit notes, and a bit of spice
Appearance: It pours a clear orange-amber color with a small off-white head and light lace
Flavor: The flavor is on the sweet side, but balanced, nice spice, hop notes, and a little alcohol
Palate: This one is medium bodied, with a nice: soft and clean mouthfeel to it
This one is certainly worth trying, and it has a really nice mouthfeel to it, but it is not an overly impressive beer. Nice, slightly dull winter seasonal.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Hoppy Monk El Paso. Has no head but the holiday festive hue is red and pleasant. Aroma has spiced candi sugar, candied cherries. Is sweet but thankfully not cloying, there is a dry finish bc of the spice. Cinnamon. Thin flavor/body and not hot but feels strong in the head. Not bad, just too thin.
JohnnyJ (5193) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour, with thin white head. Sweet malt, light brown sugar, and fruit. Not bad, better than I thought it was going to be.
JPDIPSO (5153) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed orange/umber color. Just a thin lid of light beige bubbles. Quite sweet and grainy in scent. Aromas of corn silage and alcohol. This really brings back memories of feeding the cows just prior to milking. Heavy malty flavors with a with caramel and light fruit. A touch of floral hops help keep things a touch sweet. Mild spice in the finish and linger. Some dry grain and malt flavors in the linger. A stronger malty amber ale.
mar (5098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice dark amber pour with a small cream colored head. the smell is mostly malts but it’s very unique. it’s thick but it’s more of a perfect thickness. tastes great as well.
jfb (5036) - Freising, 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.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Azurelimits. Served in a tulip.
Pours a copper-bronze color with a very thin head that quickly fades into a thin white color. There are a few bubbles on top as well. The nose is quite plain with just a tad bit of pine and cinnamon along with some caramel backing. The taste is along the same lines--pine and a bit of faint spicing plus a bit of caramel sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation. Overall, nothing offensive as it doesn’t take the spicing too far, though it’s quite boring.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-20-2010
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong fruity aroma with raisin and hints of vanilla. Brown color, off-white head, fair lace. Smooth, sweet, fruity, little bitterness. Long lasting finish with raisin and a alcohol burn. Not bad at all. Reminded me of some good but macro ales from Belgium.