madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
23rd January 2014
Pre Bamberg bash tasting at Colin’s house with Mr Bois and James. Thanks Colin. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Light crispy palate, mild minerals. Smooth dry malt, sweetish caramel. Mild cinnamon led spices. Light dry finish. Fine.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Hazy amber color. Aroma of soced caramel. Taste is mostly spice. Pretty spicy stuff.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(75cl, 2006 vintage, thanks shadrach) Clear copper body topped by enormous beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pumpkin pie -- ginger, nutmeg, clove, allspice. Taste is medium sweet, clove, allspice, ginger, light nutmeg, cinnamon. Light-medium body. Despite the spices essentially being the sole characteristic, they never overpower.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
06 Christmas Ale-GBof A PA-750 ml bottle-pours a light tan head and hazy copper color. Aroma is spice, medium malt-sweet. Taste is initial burst of spice, medium malt-sweet and hops bite then finishes with discordant spices. OK beer. OK carbonation.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours amber in color with a very, very large tan head.
S: There is no mistaking the spices/flavorings in this beer. Tons of ginger right away followed by clove and nutmeg. The cinnamon and all spice there, but seemingly not as intense as some of the other additives. Underneath it all, there is a decent enough bread and toffee character.
T: Things are pretty much the same on the palate. Lots of ginger, with an almost gingerbread type of flavor. There is a pleasing sweetness that works well with the typical winter types of spices used in this beer.
M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation.
D: For a spiced winter beer, this was very nicely done. While the ginger was the strongest of the flavors, none of them were overdone.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy dark amber, thin fine beige head, sweet spiced cinimon and nutmeg aroma, lots of spiced flavor, gritty brown suggar sweetness, long spiced bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
clear dark amber, frothy beige head, sweet spiced malt aroma with plenty of cinamon, rich dark caramel malt flavor, touch of sweetness, lots of spices, a yeasty bread character blends in very nicely with the spices to create a spiced Christmas cake
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Sly Rox in Royersford. Poured a medium mahogany color with a small off white head. Aromas and tastes of spices, nuts and caramel. Malty.
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at the pre Bamberg tune up in the Sham, from Wegmans Downington, 23/01/14.
Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is bitter orange, spice, ginger, fruit cake, cinabonn rolls.
Taste comprises Mc Vities Jamaica Ginger Cake, bitter orange, nutmeg, fruit cake mix, spices, carroway seed.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying finish.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 edition brought by Dr.Jay.Mostly foamy head on orange body. Medium mouthfeel,lots of spice, not too crazy on the ginger, then there is nutmeg, orange, cinammon, clove. Hops back there, and not bitter. Kind of thrown all together, a spicy flavour beer.Not my best Sly Fox, but quaffable.
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Run, 12/5/13. Pours a clear dark red color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong spices, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel malts. The taste is toasted caramel malts, citrus, mulling spices. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice.