redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks to crizay. Sweet ginger, cinnamon, very spicy aromas. Pours amber. Ginger, biscuity, slightly toasty, spicy, with cinnamon in the finish. I was scared this was going to be way too spicy but the biscuity/toasty flavors were really nice.
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a thin ring of white, lazy bubbles.
Smell: Honey and simple syrup coating a layer of spices and ginger.
Taste: Honey and spiced sweet syrup with a punchy ginger spiciness that lingers and lingers and then I drink some water.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A decent Winter Warmer. But this is the LAST one I’m having for the season, ya hear me?!
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, spicy, vegital, ginger, caramel, and spicy hops. Flavor is spicy, herb, vegital, and a spicy hop finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy amber, wispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma with a honey sweetness balanced by winter spices,
Body: big body,
Flavor: lots of sweet honey flavor, nice cinamon and ginger blends well with the honey, light spices,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent bright orange copper with a wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of ginger and cinnamon with light fruity tartness, doughy yeast and a touch of sauerkraut. Body starts thin and lightly sweet with some mild tartness and drier toasty malts and ginger spice. An ok winter warmer, but would be better without the tartness.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on-tap at the Brew Kettle in Strongsville, and I was genuinely impressed. I’m not the biggest fan of this style, but I thought this example was true-to-style yet very approachable and drinkable.
The beer poured a dark amber which was clear and sparkling and had a loose but plentiful head atop it. Aroma was of holiday spice...nutmeg, all-spice, and maybe a touch of cinammon. Flavor was also spicy, but also offered a hefty dose of maltiness that was neither overly sweet nor cereal-y. Mouthfeel was a bit thick and appropriate. I thought this beer to be quite good.
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brew Kettle. Poured dark amber hue with a moderate creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate spicy citrus aroma. Medium body with a thin smooth texture. Moderate sweet spicy flavor and an average sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting drinkable spicy brew.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours caramel color with no head. Lightly sweet aroma with notes of orange peal and spice. The flavor is most enjoyable. Lightly sweet malt laced with strong spiced orange peal and other holiday treats like nutmeg or cinnamon. Medium body with light carbonation. Semi-dry finish. I liked it.
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Joel. Light copper color with a small swirl of light beige bubbles adrift on top. Aromas of apples and mace. Flavors of mild cinnamon and malt. Rather sharp bit of spice.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Via Joel. Labeled as Brew Kettle Holiday Spiced Ale - bomber from the brewery, December 2005. Pours to a light amber/chestnut body with a thin off-white/gray head. The aroma is baked apples, cinnamon, and mace. Pie crust. The flavor is a lightly spicy baked apple pie with Christmas spices. The palate is mouth watering, medium-light bodied.