Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown ale with nice reddish hues, and a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, cinnamon, ginger and lemony notes. In mouth, nice sweet caramel malt, coriander and oranges. Like a light bodied belgian brown ale. I tought this was quite good. Bottle is one yr old.
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to amber in color with a foamy tan head. Malty and caramel aroma. Bitter malt flavor; also, a bit toasty and roasted. Medium body and a bit dry at the end.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, cinnamon, orange zest and light toffee. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, light orange zest and light spice with a smooth lingering malty finish.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very handsome, crystal clear, copper ale. Looks like a shiny, new penny. Creamy, off-white head. Great retention with creamy lacework.
Malty and caramely nose with a hint of vanilla.
Very rich, malty flavor. I know it's spiced, but I don't taste it. The malt must override the spice. Decently balanced. This chunk of buttery caramel should be wrapped in wax paper and handed out to children on Halloween, not poured into a glass. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The finish is very dry and astringent. An inexpensive fix for we maltheads! Trick or Treat?
hopdog (8447) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis (thanks!). Poured a darker copper color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, ginger, cinnamon and caramel. Tastes of orange peel, caramel and lighter spices.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this beer. Malty, spicey, fruity and easy to drink. Nice hop finish, but not as hoppy as the regular Sam Adams Boston Lager. This SA beer poured an nice foamy head and like others have said, is nice at Xmas.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown beer with a thick creamy off-white head. Sweet nutty malts, light cocoa and a fairly sweet cherry/blackberry fruitiness. Malty with sweet caramel and brown bread notes. Flavour is also sweet and chewy, brown malt and a nice bready sweetness. Cherry esters, nutty sweet. I don’t get any cinnamon or spice, but this is still a pleasant porter. A bit of chocolate as it warms. Slightly too sweet, but still, not a bad brew.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Dark red/brown appearance with a big tan/brown head. Spicy nose including orange peel, cinnamon, and possibly ginger with a brown malty body behind the spices. Pretty spicy brown malted body but the spices are well-done and not overdone. Ginger comes out pretty well in the finish. After taste is a spicy brown malty taste. Good job not overdoing the spices.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lager with initially fizzy carbonation that fades as it warms to just significant carbonation. Clearly orange and cinammon, a spot of ginger for spice, and caramel. Weak finish. Medium mouthfeel. Rather a bold herbal tea. Nice chestnut amber colour.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks! Pours a clear ruby red color with a medium eggshell aroma, moderate retention and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, citrus and spice. Lots of orange peel and some green apple. Taste is fruity, again with the citrus and green apple, with some subtle bitter notes and caramel malts. Medium bodied.