alexsdad06 (4338) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from my mother in law. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, mild Christmas spice, caramel, wheat, very mild fruit character. The nose has a metallic note that is distracting.
boozedude (1582) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from hyvee, poured into glass, hazy light orange pour with white head, funky spice aroma with sweet, spicy flavor and some orange and spices. decent, wont do agaibn
furthur (71) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber beer, white head. Aromas of cider, faint orange. Flavors of cinnamon nutmeg,caramel, apple, sour cherry. Smooth on the palate, moderate carbonation. Finish is slightly sour, hint of peach. This is surprisingly good.
djd07 (2745) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with frothy white head. The aroma is citrus and spice. Medium mouthfeel with strong citrus, nutmeg and cinnamon. Decent.
bpar73 (326) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours yellow-gold with a white head. Orange and spices in the aroma and taste. Nice holiday brew.
radagast83 (3998) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a small white head. Aroma was orange, with various spices (cinnamon, nutmeg). Caramel, malt, and a touch of earthy hops. Flavor was spice bomb, way too spicy - strange citrus notes. This didn’t work for me.
Narnad (1406) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a very nice white, dense head. Aroma has a very pungent spice nose with a strong orange peel, nutmeg and has a nose similar to a pomander. Flavor is extremely spicy with a lot of nutmeg and orange peel coming through. Very little beer flavor is there as its pretty much a spice bomb. Body is dense enough to hold the spice and there is a light fizzyness to it. Overall the brew is a bit too much spice in my opinion.
TheHopster (721) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle). Pours a hazy orange-golden complexion. Aroma is mild with wheat and faint spices. Flavor has lots of orange and coriander. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JayTeeSupreme (10) - - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy hazy yellow, hay coloured. With a good foamy head. Looks pretty nice. The smell however is off-putting, a sour yeast is all that appears. The taste is whats suprising, it doesn’t taste like It smells. An almost refreshing, light spice with a typical ale taste on the back. The spices linger long after the sip. Almost lemon and a pleasant nutty after taste. An oaken earthy undertone predominates. A thin and light beer on the palate. Overall I enjoyed it, but the spices tend to become a little heavy, I couldn’t see myself drinking to much of this. But once again as a holiday specialty beer its interesting. Not a huge standout from the holiday box but it doesn’t try to be anything special and because of this, it works.
ADesenberg (457) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: pours a hazy orange with a nice white head. Aromas are sweet citrus and coriander. Taste is nice earthy... spicy bite... nutmeg. I like this... but it isn’t the best wit, or Christmas beer. What it is though... a nice twist on a couple styles that wouldn’t otherwise meet each other. Tasty.