rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
From the bottle. Redish brown, light off white head, flavors many and mixed probably ....too much so. Spices not offensive but lots of them. Pleasant enough for this sort of thing but nothing out of the ordinary.
gripweed57 (1113) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep rich copper color. Small creamy khaki head. Aroma is chock full of Yuletide spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cardamom. Sweet caramel malt with nice complex spice and alcohol warmth. Floral hops are subdued but welcomed. Notes of butterscotch and holiday spice rack. I rather liked this one.
Patrickctenchi (5218) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly reddish-brown with a small tan head.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel scent....very spicy.
Sweet caramel malt, spicy orange-peel, clove taste.
Just on the verge of being overblown with the spicing.....the cinnamon is almost gritty...Finishes with a slight grain alcohol note and strong holiday spices...Pretty good, but not one I’d pick repeatedly.
BVery (8686) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Excellent holiday seasonal. Murky amber - brown pour with a smallish white head. Lots of nutmeg, fig, cardamom, clove, hint of citrus. Yummy.
obguthr (4903) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Banana, ginger, and clove nose. Clear rust, thin yellow head. Clove, fig, cardamom. Medium body, well carbonated. Nice, and holds up well.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Pours a brown amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is spices with cardamom and cloves very prominent. Also cinnamon. I hate Christmas beers and this was no exception. The spices just overwhelm this. Nasty. And I generally love Schlafly, but this is just yucky.
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap. Pours clear golden deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is spiced. Nutmeg and cinnamon like. Vague butterish. Toasted malty. Caramelish. Sweet finish. Not my thing.
coachd (381) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright aroma of berries, ginger, cloves and everything else in the deScription. Like a Christmas cookie. Pours a brilliant brown color with an off white medium sized head of foam. Tastes like the Christmas cookie spice from the aroma, hops, sweet malt and orange peel. Palate is terrible; I don’t know why it has to be so watery. This is interesting but I don’t know if I will be seeking it out again.
stldicedealer (30) - Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks and smells like a Christmas fruitcake. Pours dark with a nice head and decent lacing. Creamy mouth feel, slight alcohol on finish. Pretty good job of hiding 8% ABV. Nice drink around holidays
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper brown with a small beige head. Aroma was sweet with caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and light toffee. Flavor was malty sweet with caramel, cloves, cinnamon, toffee, orange peel and some light fruit. A decent xmas brew.
nasmith003 (175) - Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ginger, clove, amber, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, spicy, medium body, average carbonation, finishes with a light hop bite that doesn’t quite overpower the malt.