KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. The pour was a clear dark cranberry red with a small (less than 1 finger) light brown creamy head that receded steadily, down to a small puddled film and small collar with excellent full sheeting of lacing.
The aroma was a complex mix of scents with a light grain malt and a sweaty yeast along with notes of citrus (orange peel), ginger, clove, cinnamon, dark fruit (figs and raisons) and a pronounced Glögg (mulled wine) odor.
The taste was lightly sweet with hints of dark fruit and Glögg from the get go, becoming a tad bitter and rather yeasty with hints of orange peel and cinnamon somewhere in the middle and a spicy alcohol ending. The flavor lasted a nice long time following the swallow, with a spicy yeast infused alcohol warming sensation lingering on for a little while longer.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and dry in texture with a somewhat bold carbonation.
Overall this brew is what Winter Warmers are all about, lots of spicy flavor and a good alcohol warming at the end...
BillWyce (660) - 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 (9) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
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 (670) - 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 (505) - 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 (1605) - 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 (88) - Wilson, 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 (127) - 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 (4088) - 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.
BrewBoxer (1708) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at keg no 229 NYC. Pours a dark rick red brown color with no head . Taste is malty and bready with a really nice flavor
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Cousin_Larry (215) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells a lot like G Thing from Magic Hat. Very interesting flavor. Spices of nutmeg, pine nuts and ginger hit you first, but the sweetness is balanced with a hoppy end. Finish is clean with very little aftertaste. Wouldn’t want to drink a sixer but not bad in small doses.