hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized head. This one was not bad, bu tit was lots of spices and I’m not crazy about spices.
bigtaster (686) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown semi-clear, tan head. Nose is spices, with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. Body is medium with low carbonation, initial gingerbread sweetness with a slight spice bitterness on the finish. The spices seem to meld together lessening the harshness of them but also muddying the flavors. I’ll try again.
beersammich (64) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber and hazy. Smells like Christmas, had flashbacks to Christmas. So aptly named. Taste is gingery and spicy with an orange peel after taste. Expected to hate it. Didn’t hate it per say, didn’t really like it. Aroma is artificially making my rating a little higher then I wanted, but it did smell really nice.
Had from a bottle.
dlihcsnatas (398) - Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Got this on my trip to Fort Worth. Drank it on Christmas but saved a bottle for this review today. When I first drank it on Christmas I was blown away by all the spice flavors. Today when I drink this after a few other styles I am still blown away by all the spice. There is cinnamon for sure and maybe some corriander and allspice. Not sure on all of it, but there is just a major spice blast from this one. Perfect for the holidays and one that I hope to find again next 2Xmas.
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy redish pour with a ton of head. Smells hoppy but not too hoppy. Wow the taste does not match the spice. That’s rather nice.
LetsGoState (647) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is medium white head with amber color. Aroma is malty. Taste is a nice balance of spices, hops, and malts. Overall just the right balance for a Christmas beer.
JoePeesie (904) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a ruby red with about a finger of white head. Nose is of Christmas candles and spice, tast is heavily spiced in a nutmeg allspice kinda way, with a hint of Danky pine. Very enjoyable brew. Get some.
haussparker (16) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2015 Floral, spruce, citrus, herbs, grass, clove. Very beautiful appearance, golden brown and low head of off white color. Good beer for a one beer at a time not a session beer.
Arayaga2 (1859) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2015 Deep chestnut color, with a white head. Aroma is ginger and spice, and very effervescent, like a ginger beer.Taste is the same, but with malt, like a liquid gingerbread cookie. Christmas in a glass! 6pack $10
Shot (197) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a very thin head. Heavy aromas of cloves, cinnamon and caramel. Flavors are cloves, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Finishes with a hint of orange and chocolate. Lively mouthfeel. Overall, pretty nice.