DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 Draft, Dec 04 This seasonal is a bit more widely available in Chicago this year; I had this at the Cheeseburger in Paradise, Downers Grove, where, WARNING: they serve drafts in an inced-over mug. Still, the cold brings out a bit of spiceniess, probably from the hop bill. Good doughy, deep, dark roast malts amid the floating chunks of ice. My impression of this is much improved from last year.
Draft, Nov 03 Good half-inch head over a coppery body. But not a lot of smell. Maltiness is pleasant without having too much actual taste, though, just a little bit crystal. I had not pegged this for a wheat. Couldn't peg any kind of hop profile. Leaves a decent enough malty aftertaste.
BiddleBrau (861) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with off white head. Caramel toasty malt nose. Caramel malt flavor clean finishing. Easy to drinking with decent flavor.
exeter (115) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brown colour with a respectable light tan head. Faint spicy, clean aroma. Nice, slightly sweet malty taste, with just a hint of spice. Trace alcohol finish. I prefer a bit heavier brew in the winter, but on those occasions when I want something a bit lighter, this will do just fine.
MattiasA (243) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Bottle from Systembolaget. This is one of my standard winter-beers, i love it, it’s not overly complex. High drinkability with a nice backbone.
jdobbs (264) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
amber color with thin off white head that disappears. aroma is cinnamon and other spices. flavor is spice, malt and nut. medium to fizzy carbonation.
krompt (611) - - MAR 3, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Another winter variety pack leftover drink fest. If you leave it my fridge, don’t expect it not to be gone soon.
artmcd8 (1216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had in celebration of Nick’s going away. Light clear amber pour with a white head. Clean and easy drinking. Delivered what was expected.
klk343 (14) - - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Pours clear with a reddish tint. A citrus spicy beer that has a unique taste with a good level of carbonation.
Ozckr (169) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hay, citrus, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, thin feel, lively,
thicksuds (384) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
solid lager, nice spice note, can taste the hint of nutmeg for winter, an old classic from SA
CRock (14) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased from the LCBO. A little disappointed with this beer. Flavour and aroma not up to my expectations of Samuel Adams but still a decent option.