Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Very Christmasy. Lots of spices, but enough malt to back it up. Hid alcohol fairly well.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear. very dark red that was nearly brown in the glass with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had heavy dark bread, nutty malt and caramel; light spicy hops; grape; raisin; date; fig; slight alcohol; holiday spices; dark fruits; and oranges. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly acidic and sour. There was caramel, fruitcake, figs, raisin, dates, dark fruit, citrus, orange, and holiday spices. The medium body was extremely easy to drink and was a bit oily with slightly soft but tingly carbonation and a dry if anything, but not really much of any finish.
jkwood04 (4353) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep amber with a thick, beige head. Aroma of spices and fruit cake, plus a little caramel malts and floral notes. Flavor the same. Average texture. Interesting, but not for me.
Gription79 (2407) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a 12 ounce bottle in the Alaskan wilderness. Notes of spiced cake, citrus, cinnamon, fruity, spruce. This is a good beer.
crossovert (8467) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavily spiced but not a bad chritmas ale, backing spice form the hops, decent malt.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This score is from my backlog at a different site. Full reviews written for all new beers tasted.
SamP01 (605) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark ruby cinnamon red with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet spices, cinnamon, dark fruity notes with a bit of orange peel. Taste same as aroma flavor is sweet bitter cinnamon and orange peel, and sweet spices. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation and a sweet spices bitter mouth feel. Finishes with a combination of sweet spices, lots of cinnamon with a bit of an bitter orange peel flavor on the end. A bit on the sweet side but overall an interesting yet drinkable take on a holiday brew.
MikeJslc (760) - USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper, clear, white head. Dark baked bread, toffee, burnt sugar, allspice, prunes and raisins, a little orange peel, a light herbal note.
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Christmas is a bottle. Figs, cinnamon, spiced orange aroma. Flavors are similar with a nice toastiness. Spiced, festive finish. Alc well hidden. A new holiday favorite!
weihenweizen (1980) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Pours dark crimson with medium off-white head. Nice thin small bubble lacing, medium body, and nice cardamom aroma. Taste is big cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, some orange peel, balancing herbal hop background, some dark fruit (hint of fig), and a hint of alcohol. Too much cardamom and I would prefer the alcohol to be completely covered.
gruberm (329) - - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.
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