Quick3Beers (633) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper from a bottle, thin quickly dissipating head. Aroma of caramel, cherry cough syrup, clove. Flavor very similar, but heavier on the clove and the cough syrup is mostly a boozy syrupiness. Good beer.
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer and Wine. Dark amber body with faint tan head. Nose is sweet, spicy, peppery. Taste is alcy, malts, caramel, spices. Quite refresing and clean texture. Peppery and cookies in the finish. Enjoyable.
tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour with almost no head. Aroma is overpowering coriander, nutmeg, citrus rind with a hint of cinnamon. Flavor is the same - wish I could taste fig since I love fig - but no, just a pile of spices I don’t much care for. As with other ST flavored brews, they go to the extreme with flavoring. This one’s not for me.
monk191 (1549) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another nice Southern Tier beer. Like a sweet Belgian Amber, with lots of vanilla, Kahlua and some pumpkin. Nice deep Amber. Had on tap at Rattle N Hum.
Johnstledger8 (469) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a murky mahogany red with a fading off white head. Aroma of plum, spices, red fruits, pine, orange zest, mulled wine. Taste is of cinnamon, clove, some ginger, plum, more red fruits, pine. Heavy spice flavours. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
airrick2003 (817) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 21, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance: pours with a very tiny tan head that quickly dissipates, the beer is a nice darker maroon color, hazy
Aroma: plum, cherry, alcohol, potpourri, pumpkin spice,
Taste: figs, potpourri, slight tangerine hints, strong alcohol bitterness,
Palate: soft carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, sweet and bitter aftertaste, has a syrup feel to it
Overall: this reminds me of robitussin, not for me, very strong fig notes
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerInHeaven (314) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
color is ruby copper with a small off white head. spicy aroma, like pumpkin pie. the taste follows the nose. spicy with a long bitter linger. not bad, but not my style.
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from jredmond. Pours clear copper with slight beige head. Aroma is juniper and mixed spice. Med body or so. Flavor is mixed - sort of pie spice mixed with twigs and/or juniper. Hence a bit woody. Interesting stuff.
marcus (8303) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange brown worh a transient beige head and a mixed spice aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with some bitter spicing. Bitter finish sticks to the palate.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper/chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a half finger off-white head that immediately fades into a very thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Complex aroma with lots of sweet malt and zesty, earthy spice. Potpurri like aroma with flower petals, cinnamon, brown sugar, clove and allspice followed by caramel malt cherry and dark fruit notes. There’s event a peppermint like presence. I don’t know how Southern Tier does it but this beer smells just like XMas, creating an olfactory sensation that triggers childhood memories. Crazy!
Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a heavy spice presence that’s countered by sweet malt, dark fruit and a medicinal syrupy flavor. This medicinal flavor tends to be overwhelming in holiday beers it’s kept in check here by the other characteristics. Lots of cinnamon, pepper, allspice and clove along with cherry cough drop and other dark berries. Slight alcohol sweetness but the high ABV is well masked with little to no heat. A little heavy on the spices but it’s a pretty good holiday beer that’s easy to drink.