radarsock (1106) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle supplied by StFun -- many thanks!
To long-stemmed red wine glass, it pours a smoggy purplish-tinted medium brown with which a beige-ringed head 1 finger in length stood.
Whoa. I do get gingerbread, but it smells more like gingerbread houses that were only used for display and that had been sitting out for a few months; definitely a very weird and very real vegetal note, as well; a little caramel and herbal hoppiness too.
Tastes the same with the addition of DME, brown malt, and salted butter.
Cloves/vague spice, stale fruit leather, and some woody astringency experienced by swallow.
Gingerbread beers are hard to pull off, and often aren’t too pleasant to drink, but I solute Triton for trying.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This draft beer has a very small tan head that mostly diminishes, transparent reddish brown body, no carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is bready malt, caramel, gingerbread, spicy, and cinnamon. The flavor is bready malt, gingerbread, spicy, and sweet. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is quaffable and the gingerbread is very identifiable.
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap at Beer Geeks. Reddish amber pour with a huge nitro head. Nice gingerbread spice aroma. Spicy (not hot) taste. Not overly malty. Pretty solid brew.
ben4321 (4490) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Location: 12 oz bottle via trade with Andy, thanks bud!, 3/25/14
Aroma: The nose is heavy spice, gingerbread, caramel, and a little roast
Appearance: It pours a brown color with a slight red hue, a beige head, and some light lace
Flavor: The taste thins out quite a bit, spice, sourdough bread, and a little yeast
Palate: The body is light, it is thin/watery on the mouth, with a dry, spicy finish
Well, the nose it nice, I’m not really sure what happens from there, but something clearly went wrong here. For me, this beer is thin and this beer is a miss.
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is spicy. Flavor is mild with an upfront gingerbread flavor which fades quickly. Some nuttiness but more caramel flavor. Overall I thought this was an average brown ale.
Westmeister (1994) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown/mahogany with white doted tan head. Smell is heavily gingerbread sweet, nutmeg, bready malts. Taste is a pretty big let down. Don’t get the same sweetness as the nose. Big, bitter/sour, nutty with old stale weak coffee notes. Ginger is not well integrated. Taste is just too confusing.
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Bloomington (IN)
A decent spiced beer is par for the course from Triton - interesting but nothing particularly special. I’d give it a miss unless you get a free sample or pay less than $1.00 for your bottle. Otherwise there are far better offerings in the area.
Aroma / Appearance - The caramel red base is the color of melted brownie frosting. An offwhite ivory head is a thin layer of protection from the air. Gumdrops, overcooked gingerbread, and spicy cinnamon are lackluster at best. If it were less smoky then it would improve greatly.
Flavor / Palate - Spicy gingerbread, malts, and tea leaves are interesting for a second before reality sets in. Diluted coffee grounds have a mild kick. The finish of cumin and cinnamon lends a seasonal edge which attempts to be novel. Unfortunately this is one of those experiments that went wrong.
jsquire (3679) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown beer with almost no head. Nose of buttered toast and cinnamon. Malty caramel sweetness with dusty spice of cinnamon and nutmeg. There is a bit of soured fruit in the finish. OK spiced beer.
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown/red with a small tan cap.
Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread.
Taste is malt, nutmeg, baked bread.
Like a pumpkin ale without the pumpkin.
Ok, but not memorable.
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the tap room (Indianapolis, IN). Pours nice deeper brownish hue, gentle haze, some nice orange brown glow on the edges and bottom. Aromas show firmer gingerbread, some toast, gentle carmelization. Some spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, gentle earth. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied showing some gentle toast, brown malt, mellow carmelization and sweetness. Spice on the nose is not as intense as the body. Middle is a bit spicy, cinnamon gumdrops, and gentle nutmeg. Some decent dryness. Backend is a bit dry, toasty, and brown malt driven. Finish is a bit dry and mellow earthiness, toasty, brown earthy malts still meet a firm spiciness that really keeps going. Earns it’s name. Ok.