Temptation (209) - - FEB 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight watery aroma, a little bit metallic, to spices over a toffee-like malty basis. Spicy taste, hoppy development with a caramel touch. Carbonated, medium bodied and easy to drink. Good, but not great.
badpuppy69 (186) - orange, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
First let me say its a simple brew but its damn near perfect! what planet are these beer raters from? Pours a clear copper/gold with a thick dense soapy head that laced thick foam rings all the way down my glass! Aroma is apricots and a epic malt character with just enough hops to balance the brew out to damn near perfection!. Taste follows the Aroma well with some breadyness. Very smooth and easy to drink. Amazing brew!! Perfect malt backbone! I don?t understand why its only getting a 71 out of 100? This brew is awesome!! I could drink as a go to session beer.
tomekk1978 (278) - POLAND - APR 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Barwa" Głęboko bursztynowa, klarowna. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, szybko opadająca.
Aromat: słód, lekkie nuty owocowe i alkohol.
Smak: słodowy, lekko słodki, ubogi Do tego lekka goryczka i alkohol. Wyczuwalny DMS.
javiercrasher (139) - Granada, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cobriza, luminosa y cristalina, con una buena capa de espuma color hueso de buena retención.
Aroma suave, a malta dulce, ligeramente especiada y frutal.
De cuerpo medio y bien gasificada.
En boca dulce, acaramelada, algo terrosa, todo muy suave y equilibrado.
Samuel Smith sigue siendo el contrapunto a todas esas cervezas extremas a las que últimamente estamos acostumbrados.
ZacM612 (40) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, thin white head with a little lace. Faint aroma. Nice bitterness, a little caramel flavor. Medium body, with a slightly bitter finish. Okay, but probably not worth importing.
GriffDaddy (48) - - MAR 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, kind of dry, some banana and light tropical on the finish. Maybe my palate is ruined from too many hop bombs, too many experimental over the top strong brews. Underwhelming from every angle. Toasty, dry. modest body. Not terrible, but feels kind of left behind. Would I drink again? maybe. Would I order again? no.
tore_pettersen (191) - - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enslig flaske som sto igjen på polet, Sørumsand. Gyllen mørk farge med en høy lys skumtopp. Lukt av malt, karamell, frukt, litt gjær og eiketre. Søtlig smak med karamell, sitrus og malt. Medium kullsyre og en god bittersøt ettersmak. Juleøl smaker godt også i mars.
johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with a foamy off-white head. Caramel, raw dough and light citrus aroma. Bland malty flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Watery, dry texture with average carbonation. Drinkable but really lacking any distinct flavor. Thankfully I bought this on clearance, which makes it taste slightly better.
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper body under a small foamy white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is sweet, toasty, and caramel malt with minimal hoppiness. Some light dark fruitiness. The flavor is pretty simple, sweet caramel malt with a slight huskiness up front. Finishes with some lingering caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, rather thick given the fairly low ABV. Soft gentle fizzy carbonation. Pretty bland and boring overall, probably stripped of what character might have been there after they sucked all the yeast out of it.
Jimmythespoon (439) - CYPRUS - FEB 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at tasting, amber colour, not much in the nose but quite malty, very thin body not my kind of beer.
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Dried fruit, toast, butterscotch, ginger, spices.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Caramel, dried fruit, malty, spices
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, dry finish.
O- Not as full bodied or rich as I was expecting. Some nice flavors but still lacking a little something. I think the Winter Welcome title threw me off as I was expecting a solid Winter Warmer. Oops.