Dfalken (40) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clear dark amber, spicy but not overly so. Definite smell and taste of clove and citrus. A bit too alcoholic for my taste, could maybe use some more hop bitterness to balance it out. Overall a good Christmas Ale.
chawkfan (27) - USA - DEC 10, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really like the spice in this one. Malt come across very nicely. Orange peel and spice really add to the taste.
DoctorB2B (13) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Someone once told me this is like the pumpkin brew just with a different a label ... No its not. The spice is definitely present in the nose, but something seems a bit subdued in this one. I’ve laid off the Xmas ales this year, so I was expecting to be blown away. It’s merely a meh brew.
drewcnelson (13) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really interesting for a holiday beer. More citrusy than spicey. Very drinkable with lots of lemon peel finish. Not very clove heavy which I find to be a good thing.An easy going amber with the 8.0 ABV riding smoothly underneath.
TheClarion (2) - Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma and appearance. The taste is pleasant with a clean after taste. Overall a nice nice beer and a good way of enjoying a holiday evening.
rdbret (2) - , Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very festive beer. Has a big aroma with cinnamon, spice and pumpkin notes. Tastes of orange peel and cardamon and maybe a bit of cloves and ginger. It has a copper-brick color and it tastes through with a bit of sweetness and toastiness that remains on the palate. A very nice drinking beer.
Barleymancer (1) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage November 20th, 2011.
Amber beer, hazy pour. Relatively clear liquid, minimal head. Very spicy, malty aroma. Heavy sweetness. Full bodied. Sticky texture. Low carbonation. Long, sweet finish.
This is the maltiest, sweetest beer I have ever had. This is a malt slap in the face. This is malty Christmas in a glass.