baraciisch (2062) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown in color... Aroma of butterscotch, vanilla... Flavor is sweet caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, and notes of Belgian yeast on finish like a trippel or blonde... Really enjoyable
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fluffy (1824) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
well, its definitely interesting to say the least. like watery rice pudding? some sweet spice notes, a little milky, some honey and cinnamon? not sure what to think here.
SudsMcDuff (6051) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a rather strange brew, but points for driving the point home .. . does taste like that mexican watery stuff, maybe a bit much on the cinnamon .. . a novelty and nothing i’d want a full glass of but my two samples were enjoyed . .. . megalegomaniac
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a 1-finger thick, pale tan colored head that subsides pretty quickly. The beer is a full amber color that shows a hazed, honey amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma for some reason smells like vomit, not nearly as bad as that seems, but vomit that is from freshly ingested desert that smells of cinnamon scented, vanilla laden, slightly digested, milk like cake. The vanilla is really the dominant note here, and between that and the cinnamon there is not much else to smell here.
The beer is nicely carbonated and somewhat sweet up front. As the beer flows across the tongue the sweetness is amply accentuated by a big vanilla flavor that really clings to and lingers on the palate. Spicy, sweet cinnamon notes play a supporting role to the vanilla, and once again the base beer really struggles to come through. The body is fairly rich and chewy considering that rice was used as an ingredient. There is a touch of grainy, malty, and perhaps even chewy, sweet, rice flavors in this beer.
I wonder how this got so much color, it is called a blond ale, but is clearly quite amber in appearance. In the end this is a definite miss for me. I can see those that like dessert beers that focus on cinnamon and vanilla, but that just isn’t me.
Experiment_Ale (1052) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Freetail mega release. Pours orange. Aroma is cinnamon winter. Taste is more of the same. Finish is clean
deekyn (1284) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- pours a mildly hazy copper with a faint lightly tan head that clings to the edge of the glass. Faint lacing. S- sweet cinnamon roll with vanilla frosting, vanilla extract, cheese danish, honey and some floral notes. M- medium body with a sweet, tacky, palate. Medium carbonation. T- bready malts, honey, vanilla extract to start. Wood, raisins and brown sugar next. Cinnamon overwhelms and comes on heavy in the middle and lasts through the quick ending. Ending is mostly cinnamon and dough. Interesting, but fairly simple and sweet - like a dessert beer.
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Golden pour with no head. Cinnamon aroma. Flavor is sweet vanilla like/ frosting/ rice pudding with cinnamon flavors.
PhillyCraft (3516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tasting. Pours hazy orange with light head. Aromas is funky cheese, wood, cinnamon, and mexican spice. Taste is much better, cinnamon bun strudel, wood, vanilla extract. Medium to fuller body. Overall, if you enjoy cinnabon, you will like this beer. Interesting.
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden orange color with thick head. Smells like my wife’s family’s homemade horchata. Although the flavors don’t work for me; probably because I’m not a huge fan of horchata to begin with.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark orange pour, off white head. Cinnamon, and the bruery’s house yeast note on the nose. A hint of sweet cinnamon sugar as well. Awesome cinnamon, hints of vanilla and cinnamon sugar. Bruery house yeast as well. A nice texture to the beer as well.