Wordsworth (132) - 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.
Rmorris007 (50) - - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah, what to say about this beer... Went well with my Christmas dinner (not just because I had an open mind either). Thinking of brewing up a clone for the holiday season myself
KamGoPro (90) - 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 (107) - 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 (1310) - 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 (2755) - 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 (990) - 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 (3968) - 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.
COMRADEJOSH (294) - 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.