MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half pint in a shaker at the brewery. SOWA This beer is also known as Winter Night. This beer has a nice Christmas aroma of cloves. It is surprisingly thick but with a definite lack of alcohol character. The sweet malts show through very nicely. There is a slight hop taste that makes this nicer than an amber ale.
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a white head. A slight spicy aroma that comes through when it hits your palate and in the flavor. Light carbonation and a spicy finish
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft from the brewpub. Filtered and a honey amber hue. Layer of off-white head. Fruity flavors. Orange citrus with a touch of berry notes. Caramel malty. Spicy notes. Little pine, spice and a touch of nutmeg. Subtle grapefruit nuance. Dry. Nice yeasty flavors and good amount of tasty spice.
vyvvy (5135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours fairly dark amber with a small wispy white head that leaves immediately. The aroma has apricot, rich malt, lots of fruitiness and moderate yeastiness. Medium / full body with very little carbonation. The taste has lots of rich malt with some nectar fruits, a light amount of spice and just a faint hint of Belgium earthy yeast. The finish has a bit of peppery spice and traces of sourness. When I had the cask version it actually had more carbonation (??) and a mustiness that was not offputting. It was also slightly more sour on the finish. Towards the end of the cask version it started getting more of a citrus bit to it. Overall I preferred the cask version. Not that much of a Belgium taste, but more of an attempt than some that put Belgium style on their bottle or tap. Worth trying.