jmohno (831) - Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper bronze pour,clear with tiny bits of floating debrie.Half inch head, leaving a ring and small island froth fairly quickly.
Nose was a little metallic with spice-cinnamon like,clove, some malty carmel amber ,slight orange citrus.
Taste is a little similar to the pumpkin but,light-med body,clove,cinnamon,spice,some citrus-pine,sweet -a bit much,rich-sticky finish.I was kinda hoping this was a bit lover in abv-but it is a malty winter warmer I guess.A little too malty sweet.Kind of a strong clove taste to this,not too into that either.
illiniphil (60) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby brown with a one finger tan head that quickly dissipated. Nose is cloves, spice, potpourri and hops. Taste is cloves, orange, malt and hops. A pretty balanced Christmas ale that doesn't go overboard with the infusion of spice. Glad I tried it but would probably not drink more than one at a sitting.
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jahshuwuh (180) - USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown with one finger white head. Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg spice, vanilla. Light sweet taste with some different spices coming through, particularly the cinnamon and nutmeg with a little Belgian yeast kinda taste. A little spicy.
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DalzAle (1735) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber pour, medium carbonation and an aroma of heavy clove & other miscellaneous spices. Flavor is sweet clove and rich brown sugar & malt and pumpkin pie spices and tea. Nice beer and well balanced at 8%.
RABinVA (681) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an inch or so of cream head. Aroma is fresh cinnamon and a bit of orange. Taste is orange zest, toasted malt, cinnamon, and chocolate. Very nice. Not a huge spice bomb, but a nice holiday feel.
argo0 (10365) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Clear amber body, medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some earthy, caramel, light cardamom. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, malty/caramel. Medium body, quite drinkable.
fiveacestx (351) - Texas, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kier - pours dark orange with a medium head. Has an aroma of spice and a taste of gingerbread. Medium body and a smooth finish. I had this beer in April but it definitely took me back to December!
jandd1983 (1566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. The aroma was citrusy with hints of spices. The taste was sweet with citrusy hops in the creamy mouthfeel and finishes with some spiciness in the mild dry finish. Very good.
jmagnus87 (1381) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy amber with about a finger of off-white head. Aroma of spice, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is lightly sweet. Lots of cinnamon and spice. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Although, it would probably be better drank around Christmas time as opposed to an 80 degree day in Southern Illinois.
Billicus (283) - @Hot peppers!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma clovey,oranery esters, small lacing head, poured into steiner
color, orange, amber hue
taste, front clove on the tongue mingled with orange esters, malty background ties all together
overall, not bad, old bottle, had last night!