AndyW68 (782) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Remember this as much better ib years past. Also, I remember previous vintages seemed to be best when about a year old. Amber with off white head. Sweet malt and caramel on the nose. Taste adds an astringent bite that throws it off. Drinkable. Has been better.
tore_pettersen (150) - - 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 (412) - 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 (4568) - 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 (437) - 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 (297) - 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.
Waitito (7) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color, pleasant carbonation. Crisp taste with notes of spice and sweet malting as. Good beer overall.
yiannnos (672) - , CYPRUS - FEB 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reddish brown colour. Malty aroma. Medium bodied, malty caramel taste, not too impressive
k92488 (132) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog fra Ticks Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca... Etter best evne...
tbopslt (326) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber pour. Minimal head but good carbonation. Subtle spicy aroma. Taste is also subtle. very drinkable and enjoyable.
stevoj (1623) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber body with small creamy off white head. Aroma is mostly malt, taste is malt and some dark chocolate. Finish is dry, very dry with some lingering mild bitterness.