MaltOne (260) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. Pours clear golden retriever red with an adequate cream head, nice lacing receding to a thin cap. Aromas are first of hops, then of shortbread, yeast. Flavor is fist a mildly hoppy, then some lightly roasted barley, a hint of vanilla - a lightly bitter coating on a rich creamy center. It starts of light on the palate, but has a long finish. Overall very enjoyable. Southern Tier knows how to use hops - it’s a contibuter to a balanced product without excess.
edgallow (2609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, spice and grains. Taste is spice, pine and grains.
Piw (308) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 fl oz Flasche. Klar und bernsteinfarben. Minimale Schaumkrone. Starkes Hopfenaroma. Erst sehr herb, dann trockener Nachgeschmack.
Cool_Bond (1923) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell and taste is lightly malty, caramel and a bit fruity. Okay bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the upper part of the mouth to a weak moment. Okay beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
LetsGoState (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is medium white head with amber color. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is mostly spice and hops. Overall a decent but not great winter ale.
rosskyle (101) - - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber appearance. Not much of an odor. Hoppy up front with some bitter finish.
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Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth, sweet, malty, with a good hop presence. Some bite at the finish with a lingering bitterness.
czar (5340) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear dark golden with a small reviving light beige orange head, minimal retention and lacing. sweetish toastiness, intriguing fruitiness - berries-plenty, a dry nutty caramel, peppery rye-like cereals, american C’s, woodsy and grassy, earthy coffee grinds, bark and pine, mint and citrus, hint of vanilla, clean yeast. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily; assertive grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. o-k.
AdamJackson (3426) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark orange / brown, 1 finger off-white head. Faded hops, caremal, some citrus and sugary sweet malt aroma. old hops on the taste, some old oranges, caramel, some sort of wood and brown sugar. interesting beer but overall a thin finish.
mikem409 (1782) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at red coat. Color is crisp hazy orange with thin white head. Aroma is corn and Belgian yeast. Taste is fairly plain. Hops and what have you. Abv hidden
chinchill (2755) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass (from 1 Jan. 2012 notes).
Pours a clear brown with a thin off-white head. The head has rather poor retention and leaves almost no lacing lacing on the glass.
A fine mix of malts and earthy hops, There’s a hint of cannabis in both the aroma and the flavor -- a reflection of the biological affinity of hops and cannabis? This "winter ale" is not spiced, at least not perceptibly so. Good, lingering, hoppy aftertaste.