bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear amber body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of freezer burned peaches, cola, light vomit, gelatin, and caramel. Flavor of gelatin, light peach, caramel, and nuts with a moderately bitter finish.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a red amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, peach, and nuts. Taste of caramel, light roast, nuts, and toffee, with a touch of peach in the finish.
mtaller (5) - Dickinson, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2009 does not count
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Nice looking amber color. Too much fake peach flavor, it overwhelms any hope to compliment the underlying ale. Can’t identify any pecan flavor. Would be better with just a hint of peach flavor.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From lb4lb via trade. The pour was a quite attractive mahogany color with a two finger tall off white head. Some lacing. The aroma was peaches, caramel and lightly roasted malt. The flavor was peaches and caramel with roast and nuttiness only barely coming through. Slightly watery mouthfeel. A different take on a winter warmer to be sure. Thanks!
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear ruby-brown with lots of carbonation and a small beige head, not much lacing.
smell of malt, spice, prunes, raisins, some nuts, and cherries.
taste is somewhat watery, tangy, dark fruit, some cherry, malt, and spice, flatting out quite quickly, end is slightly dry.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with lb4lb - Thanks! Poured a medium reddish-brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of peaches and some roasted nuttiness. The nuts were in the background at first, but came out more as I drank. Tastes of peaches, nuts, and caramel. Medium sweet. Lots of Peaches.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing. Pours a translucent chestnut with golden notes and a small bubbly off white head. Aroma of peach pie, lightly toasted malt, caramel, nuts and light citrus. Flavor of the same very peachy, don’t reallly get too many pecans.
travita (3501) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned peach syurp like smell, fake like sweetness, nutty, and malts. Taste is peaches, caramel, toasty. Looks is amber red color with a thin fizzy head. Thin and stickier.
Butters (3591) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light brown with ring of offwhite head. Nose is MASSIVE peaches, like the peach gummy candies sold at cvs. Flavor is not as good, light peach, some hop bitterness, brown malts. Sticky on the tongue. Smells way better than it tastes.
Maverick34 (1912) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours a reddish brown. Fruity and spicy, maybe too heavy on the fruits. not super duper well balanced. Watery finish.
In a related note, sometimes I get a kick out of the rate beer glass recommendations but if you are drinking this or any kind of Shiner out of a flute be ready to get into a fight. more of a fruity christmas ale than a lambic or kriek or anything like that.