DalzAle (1845) - 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 (992) - 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 (11094) - 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 (419) - 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 (1907) - 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 (2034) - 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 (285) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, 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!
ryanfolty (1675) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: February 21, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Crown Description: Translucent orangish brown pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was cinnamon, clove, spice and malt. Taste was pretty similar, but a touch too sweet for me. Little bit of carbonation and light to medium body.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Rather sweet and quite orangey. Very Christmasy, but in a non-traditional Christmas beer way. Very nice. Way better than I was expecting. Hid alcohol very well.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had heavy toasted malt, caramel, honey and orange; slightly herbal and spicy hops; clove; slight pepper and Chrismtasiness. It sort of tasted like orange marmalade on toast with a little spice. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter with an average duration. There was orange, caramel and toasted malt, more orange, clove and spice, maybe a little pepper, slightly herbal hops and genuine Christmasiness. The slightly more than medium body was a little syrupy and slightly sticky on the lips and then rather dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry and ever so sightly alcoholic finish.
Chalsk (966) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a white foam head. Has an aroma of caramel, Belgian spice, nutmeg, clove, and earthiness. Sweet caramel taste with nutmeg and clove. Gentle spice and perfect bitter layer. Similar to its pumpkin ale brethren. Tasty.