unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color with a hint of red, very pleasant carbonation from the bottle as it is poured. The taste is initially sweet, a bit heavy on the palate, but it softens to spice and hops, and stays there til the end. There is a lot of malt in this for a domestic brew, and it does manage to come through in the taste. Overall, I really like this one, and its become one of my wifes favorites. It would get an even higher score if there were something really special in the taste, like a strong taste of spice or chocolate or caramel or whatever, but there isnt. Its sweet (even a bit sticky), malty, with qualities from several types of ale. Thats a good thing, but it has no real identity of its own. Still, for something I can pick up at any neighborhood grocery store, this is a great find!
osvdale (3) - - NOV 26, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve finally found my goto beer for the holiday season. This is probably the 10th limited edition holiday brew I’ve tried and I don’t need to look any further. A robust brew with a non overpowering hint of spice and an extremely crisp finish. Cheers!
miyauchi38 (980) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mep3222 (994) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost a nutmeg spicy, malty aroma with a bit of lagerish funk. Taste is malty with a nutmeg spice finish. Full flavored descent Sam Adams beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tfontana (304) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in pint glass from Hannaford, Raymond NH. Aroma is weak but what there is is yeasty--a bit of a cross between dough, beer that sat out overnight, and bile. Appearance is really beautiful clear ruby red with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger width foamy white head with trace lacing. Taste is also pretty weak--vague spiciness in first half progressing to mild sweet maltiness in the middle with hint of spices--cinnamon and citrus at the end. Palate is medium bodied with average texture and slightly more lively than average carbonation. Overall, this has a great look and everything else is pretty pedestrian. The aroma is actually a little bit of a turnoff but otherwise there just isn’t very much here to recommend or be disappointed by. This is eminently forgettable and, other than the other one that came in the variety pack, there is no reason I would seek this out versus numerous other options.
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay offering. Light golden and clear, no head, small lacing. cinnamon spices. Smooth and creamy.
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mid level stuff. Good general flavor but a little watery. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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Gorgosh (369) - - NOV 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Låt dig inte luras av att någon påstår att det här skulle vara något att hålla i när vintern blåser snålt runt husknuten. Det kan nämligen bli det sista du gör. Här finns varken ljus eller värme eller nåt annat du behöver för att överleva bedrövande vintermånader. Ölet är bryggt ett halvår för tidigt. Det var ju i somras jag ville ha det här.
MattShizzle (572) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown , mostly clear. Clean, slightly roasty aroma. Good. Malty with a decent ammount of roastiness and some hops.
Aggiebob (450) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear red in color poured with no head. Some caramel in the aroma.
The flavor included cinnamon and ginger but could not pull out the citrus described in the commercial deScription. Overall, it an enjoyable easy drinking beer.
Turtles (956) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2015, abv 5.5%. Clear amber, large compact and slightly tanned head, rich lacing. Spicy aroma, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon. Medium carbonated, lightly fresh mouthfeel. Spicy taste with the spices in the aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg dominate.