efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice offering for the holidays from Southern Tier. Medium Amber color, aroma of holiday spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg very apparent on the tongue.
sfontain (770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Clear deep red, almost purple; begins with a medium beige almost-fizzy head that dissipates into absolutely nothing. Aroma is strong and reveals the 8% alcohol and then some; big and sweet, malt, bread, toffee, spicy clove and/or nutmeg. Flavor is a bit less discernible but a great example of a strong ale with spices; bread, nuts, caramel, raisin or cherry. Medium mouthfeel and a tiny bit low on the carbonation but I’ve left this out breathing for a while and it’s not out of place for the style. Needs work on the head, but in terms of aroma and flavor, THIS is Christmas beer.
devman171 (719) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish amber with 1 finger of foam that fades quickly. Smells of clove and nutmeg. Roasted caramel with spices, finishes crisp with alcohol.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with DrSilverworm - Pours a clear mahogany color with a one finger thick light tan head. Beautiful, bright color! Light lacing. Aroma is big Christmas spices and light toasted malt. Flavor is the same but toned down a notch. the malt lingers in the finish. Medium body. This ain’t to0 bad for a XMAS beer. Thanks Chris.
coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Dutch. If this is Glögg...shouldn’t it be served steeped? Yes there was some spicyness but it seemed a DIPA light in body and moderately hopped. I think the Glögg that was prepared by the Swedish exchange students when I was in college was spot on. This is just another cow in a field full of cows trying to be a water buffalo.
Gearz (19) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Too much going on. Not a subtle beer at all.
Nice dark pour, with a good smell but the taste leaves much to be desired.
Taste produces peppermint? licorice? Not a Christmas style ale I am accustomed too.
Reminds me of the Fantome Noel produced around 2005 or so.
bwa5879 (537) - Portage, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Kalamazoo Megabev. Deep amber brown pour with a half inch of offwhite/orange head. Pine, clove, cinnamon and citrus zest aroma, a little yeast-y. Taste is no surprise but strong. Tart clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, anise and kind of has a Jagermeister quality. Tartness and warmth is certainly supplied by ABV and malt. Mouth feel is slightly chalky, soft carbonation too. Finish is cleaner than expected and left a doughy feel and a spicy taste. Resemblance to Glogg is present but not that strong.
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours a great deep ruby shade with 1-finger khaki head. Nose is heavy spice, hops. Tastes rich, very smooth, with a big spicy semi-sweetness, hops, malt, and well hidden alcohol that makes this one a great holiday Winter Warmer.
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright, clear amber hued body. Doughy malt character with notes of sweet caramel and toast. Heavy doses of spice and a touch of ginger. A medicinal herb quality.
jtclockwork (7116) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Blipp at my house. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Nose/taste of spiced fig, cinnamon, nutmeg, malt and orange peel. Medium body.