pmarren144 (36) - Auburn, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wonderful beer. WIsh it were around all the time. Pours dark amber, good head. Laces the glass as you drink it. Hint of wheat, hoppy, nutty, & somewhat sweet. nice creamy mouth feel. Get it while you can.
revolution2718 (83) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, notes of spices, orange peel. Kinda watery, not overly complex on palate or nose. Ok winter beer.
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AndyW68 (706) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok. Impossibly red pour with off white head. Aroma is too faint to rate high. Taste is a little malt and spice. Served very cold. I suspect a reason for that.
Cunningham (3663) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear deep nutty color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, some spices and malty.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Dominating caramel malty with a fine spiced note and some fruitiness.
Overall impression: Decent tasty lager.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.
murran (3) - - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice red with an amber head. Nice taste but it is a bit flat. All in all a nice lager.
DavidWoodruff (382) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with a light brown head. Aroma of malt, spice and vanilla. Malty sweet flavor with warm spice notes and lingering vanilla finish. Medium to full bodied. Well balanced. A nice but rather tame holiday beer.
Bricks (517) - Delaware, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of citrus, ginger... Tastes very spicy... good. Creamy, neutral mouthfeel. A great winter beer.
ESPh (10) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nicely, dark but not too thick with a good head. Slightly sweet and pleasant aroma. Good malt flavor with little bitterness. Carbonation is a little much. Overall very drinkable and a nice beer. For long this has been a favorite and I look forward to it every year.
TheBear11D (100) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Winter Lager pours a clear copperish amber color with an off-white head that lasted a bit and leaves little lacing. The aroma is fairly sweet, although I cannot distinguish, but there is also some spices present. The flavor leads with a hint of spice with ginger and cinnamon with toffee and orange also present. Overall this is a decent brew although it won’t blow you away.
orlando15767 (5) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great on tap, just ok in bottle
Nice color in the glass, good aroma, good general December draft beer to enjoy with friends
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Zarkam (200) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle, clear slightly reddish brown colour, small frothy mostly diminishing off-white head, average lacing. Heavily malty and somewhat spicy aroma of caramel, chocolate and nuts, moderate herbal hops. Taste is initially slightly sweet and acidic turning into a moderately bitter finish with a slightly alcoholic feel. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Fairly pleasant amber lager, not very distinctly spicy though. Not sure if that’s a bad thing necessarily.