jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Light ale that goes down smooth and had a slight bitter finish.
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours tawny brown with a near solid sheet of fine whites. Vanilla, tea, nougat, some almond and sweet malts come through the nose. Tastes fairly simple and subtle. A good malty beverage with some fruity notes from the english yeast, some sweetened plum and bread flavors. Medium bodied with low carb and an overal silkiness I get in most sam smith beers. A nice enough drinking beer, but not likely going to get it again. Reminds me of a thickened kristalweizen.
Serving type: bottle
ryanscourt (745) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very mellow compared to American offerings of winter seasonals, but I like it. Easy, mellow and enjoyable.
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a modest head. Caramel honey with some light malts. It wasn’t one of my 2013 favoritres
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear, golden nice white head. Aroma of grain, yeast, caramel and some dark fruit. Taste has a nice bitterness combined with malt and fruit sweetness. quite enjoyable, nice winter beer.
jksipa (349) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear reddish amber with a small beige head. Nose is earthy vegetables and caramel. A bit of grass and bread. Taste is sweet malts with very little bitterness and an abrupt finish. Medium slick body with soft carbonation. Pleasant enough but nothing to rave about.
Naka (705) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a slight reddish hue. Small head. Aroma of spicy apples and cherries covered in brown sugar. Flavor has some nice mild apple with a decent bitterness. Decent overall.
pilgrimoutlaw (770) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle has copper pour with white head. Vegetables, citrus, caramel. Moderately bitter and sweet. Full bodied, sticky palate. Meh.
Freaky_tiki (545) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
English ales worry me the same way their football team worryies me during the World Cup: they come into the game with a high pedigree but often choke when they shouldn’t. This one pours dining room table dark with a frothy one finger white cap. Is brisk on the tongue, with a slight edge of sweetness & slightly disappointingly invisible finish. Decent brew. The PRO here is the refreshing wash that each sip brings. The CON is the one dimensional flavour profile.
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Nice malt character with rich caramel and nougat; the hop character is slightly woody and earthy. Appearance: Very still copper pour with a bubbly tan head that fades fast. Flavor: Mostly caramel; there is a very slight bitterness toward the finish. Woody undertones are light to non-existent. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, somewhat bitter finish. Overall: Fine, elegant beer, but maybe a little simplistic in regards to flavor.