Bif (1561) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 Pours a mahogany color with a head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of citrus bit of malt swetness and spices. Taste of citrus, malt sweetness and plenty of spice. Mild bitterness and a bit of a sticky finish. Medium body, smooth and plenty of spice for the holiday season. Good seasonal beer, but not so much a warm sping day.
Christpuncher (1394) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A super hoppy seasonal beer from southern tier. Had a hoppy and citeus taste. Pours a golden orange in color. Had at home I a bottle
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BillWyce (745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear copper color with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of candied citrus mixed with spices, maybe nutmeg and mace. Body is medium, with a light thickness to it. Flavor has a mild bitterness of citrus peel up front, giving way to a spice note that lingers pleasantly in the finish.
egreener (11) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wish I could have enjoyed this during the christmas season. 6 pack was on sale for $8 in March. Pours a deep red with a quickly fading tan head. Smells of holiday spices like cinnamon and orange. Very creamy, festive taste to it. Love it.
kevinator (1060) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty. Strong fig and spice aroma. It smelled like mulling spices or some holiday treat. Pretty deep amber color with a foamy white head. Average weight palate with good carbonation. Good blend of flavors without being overbearing. Strong spice with cinnamon and fig and maybe a little pumpkin. Good festive drink.
gringo332 (549) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one poured a dark red color with a beige head. Aroma was spices, metalic, light booze and caramel. Flavor was cinniman and nutmeg, caramel, and toast.
stevoj (2334) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of pine forest, color is ruby with thin beige head. Somewhat soapy taste, piney notes, but above not readily apparent. Interesting take on a holiday beer.
AdamT (188) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Dark red (almost brown) hue, some visibility (you could see your fingers on the other side of the glass) with mostly diminishing light brown head. No lacing. Strong ginger, nutmeg, light malt under the spice and evergreen aromas. Heavy bitter spice up front with an average light bitter spice & malt finish. I tried to find the hops but the spice dominated pretty much all the way through. I thought that this was one of the best Christmas beers I have had so far.
Hiero (129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reminds me of a beer version of gluewein, with some of the same flavors. Cinnamon, nutmeg, with a dash of citrus and other spices. It’s like Christmas slapping you in the nose and mouth. With all the spice you can’t really detect the alcohol that much. It is very drinkable since the body is somewhat light for a beer like this and there is no bitterness. This might be one of my favorite Christmas/winter beers.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Unfiltered glowing ruby red body. Thin beige head. Very forward with the spicing, has a nice fruitcake thing going on, cinnamon in the aftertaste. Smooth and clean on the palate, this is a pretty nice Winter Warmer. Gloggy I suppose. Easy drinking for the ABV. Pretty good.