mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass. No freshness date. Bottem of cap read: Hop to it!
Pours a thin head that doesn’t last very long. Color is a hazy orange copper.
The aroma is of spices. A nut mag flavor is present. There also seems to be some cherry aromas floating around, as well as slight earthy hops.
The first thing I tasted in this beer was the hops. It tasted kind of like SN Celebration. The hops were very earthy, followed by holiday spices. There was also a vanilla flavor present.
Mouthfeel starts out bitter, like an ipa, but the gets really smooth. However, it leaves a dry aftertaste like an ipa.
Overall, this is a really easy to drink and at 7% I could easily session this beer. It is complex and has a lot of taste to it. I really like this winter beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-10-2009 05:32:26
thooper41 (549) - BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Appearance is golden brown with off white head. Aroma of malt and some hops and spices. Taste is a slight complexity of hops malt and spices.
Brandon1989 (384) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper with a small off-white head that dissipates very quickly leaving nearly no lacing. The aroma is mostly consisting of malts and some spices but not overpowering and some hints of floral hops. The taste is sweeter malts up front with some hop presence in the middle. You also pick up a slight amount of alcohol. Good beer worth a try but nothing too special about this beer in my opinion.
nick76 (4290) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is spice, malt, and fruity yeast. The appearance is deep gold/ light amber with a smallish head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a great seasonal beer.
TizzleJizzle (651) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear Amber with a thin beige head. Taste of caramel malts, mildly spicy with a subtle hop finish. Medium carbonation, medium body.
Palidor19 (3011) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There are no faults be n this beer, but there is nothing outstanding that makes truly one of a kind. Instead you get a great beer with a perfect balance of malt and spice that perfect for the holidays season
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ericwill99 (73) - Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma, flavor, malt, sweet, alcohol, ummm. I prefer hoppy beers, but this malty Christmas beer is very tasty.
TXBadger (1655) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear darker copper color with off-white head. Some spice, cereal and bread, and citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt character.
bkurtz (898) - PERU - NOV 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Pours a clear amber with a smallish head. Aromas of caramel, malts and a=something astringent. Taste is malt forward with some orange and light spice notes and then some bitterness. Not really a Christmas beer in my book, and so good overall.
haddon90 (1527) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the United Club at IAH. Pours a clear, copper color with a very thin, white head. Sweet aroma with some spice. Hoppiness in the background. Smooth taste. Some spice bite. Little bit of hops mixed with malt Pretty decent beer. Especially for the United Club.
Voodoo (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with a thin white head......aroma of dates, bubble gum, raisins......taste is raisins, malt sweetness with a good chewiness with a bit of woodiness in the finish. Quite enjoyable