ERB92 (231) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, dried fruits and some fruits and hops coming through in the aroma. Amber with a off white head. Medium to heavy sweet with a light to medium bitterness. Medium body with a lively carbonation. Dry finish. Overall a really enjoyable ale, a bit to carbonated for my taste, but i liked this one.
greenclansman (742) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish malty color. Some hops on aromas. Malty taste, thin body, dry malty aftertaste. Not the best beer out there, but an OK one.
dlihcsnatas (276) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Get at least one bottle every winter for years. kind of suprised I have never rated this one. Anyways, it is a really good brew that is amber in color with a nice head on it that holds for a while then leaves a lace. Aroma and taste is what I would expect from a pale ale with a little less hops. So while it is a plain brew it has become a winter tradition and the bottles look good in the collection.
kidobutai (309) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Unusual beer, nice color (darker golden) but no head and minimal lacing. Sweet sweet aroma, hard to discern the taste, fruity, some carbonation.
polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 550 ml bottle, at home, at 10°C
Opened bottle, immediately started to fizz over. A light-medium amber beer with a bit of whitish head. Nice classic English ale with a slightly sweet malt flavour.
Majek (308) - Ząbki, POLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, amber colour with big and quite persistent head. Light aroma of caramel and bready note. Sweet, caramel taste with medium bitterness (grassy and hay). Medium body and carbonation. It’s rather typical english ale than xmas/season ale. Despite of it, quite drinkable.
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly skunky biscuity base malt with some faint hay and faint fruity esters. Clear copper under a white, wispy ring. Biscuity base malt with some red fruit and sherry like accents. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, slightly nutty finish.
marulla (65) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice light amber colour, with unfortunately very little to offer on the nose. Sweet if anything, but nonetheless pretty nice. Very drinkable i’d say. However, i expected something else from a supposedly xmas ale.
ReverendMoon (137) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As a winter warmer, it misleads. It doesn't seem to be a necessarily cold seasoned beer, other than the faint hint of spice. It's very refreshing though
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
stantheman (628) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 550 ml bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. A medium amber beer with a bit of whitish head. Pleasantly sweet and malty with a trace of hop. A lighter winter ale for my taste. More of a fall beer, perhaps. Pleasant, although.