NJBeerman013 (1032) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, well rounded beer. Slightly sweet while still having enough hop to keep it balanced. It is a shame it is only available during the winter months.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A light and accessible winter seasonal. It is sweet and well-rounded and goes down smooth and without a hint of bitterness. This beer has a lot of finesse. It balances so well that it would be easy to take for granted if it were not for the out-of-the-ordinary sweet-fruity-spiciness that makes it a terrific winter seasonal.
aracauna (2855) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2006 This was my first experience with a skunked beer (Iíve been really lucky so far considering how many beers Iíve tried). Luckily, it was just starting to go skunky, so it was still drinkable. I should have known better than to buy a winter ale in a clear bottle in late March. They should know better than to export a beer in a clear bottle. My other qualm with this beer is that it shouldnít be a winter brew. The lightness, vanilla and fruit flavors reminded me of Sam Adams Spring Ale. Those problems aside, it was a good beer. Nice Orange color, alcohol covered extremely well, and very pleasant.
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - APR 2, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth and excellent malt flavor. I could drink this all year long. An excellent ale. ;)
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff has a good amber color and tastes as good as it looks, niot much of a head but it goes down and is very lite
captspastic (20) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is truly one of the best beers Iíve had. Itís unique taste blends well, and has a refreshing flavor. Nice that itís only availabel during the winter, gives you something to look forward to.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 Good lord, this is tasty. A bit spicy and nutty, sharply sweet at first with a nice malty follow-up, goes down very easy. Not sure if itís that good as a íwarmerí though, I thought it was fantastic ice-cold. Nice deep gold/amber colour.
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
SudsMaster (68) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good strong malty ale from a great brewery. Went down smooth and wanted another.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 25, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer after a long day, and a great meal. Sweet and smooth.