thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What I expected from their winter offering, pours a nice frothy foam that shrinks down to lace the top of the glass, looks appetizing, taste is good, malty, hoppy and bitter at the end, spiced, doesn’t jump out and grab you as much as I would like, reminds me of a mellowed out SN Celebration Ale, which much less hop. I bought a 12 pack, although I am not disappointed because it is very drinkable, I think this is a little above average and is not as distinct as I would have though.
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nov. 10, 2007; 12 oz. bottle. Dark-brown appearance; aroma & flavor of roasty, burnt caramel, spice & alcohol. Interesting recipe, but this a winter warmer I’m having a bit of difficulty warming up to.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark copper with a fluffy cream-colored head. Nose: toffee, dark fruits and spices. Taste: burned raspberry jam and spiced apple juice. Smells better than it tastes. Thin-bodied for a Winter beer.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice body and colour with a creamy head. Spicy and fruity, not unlike a good fruitcake.
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reminded me of a lighter version of Sam Adams Old Fezziwig... only less flavorful. Pours a light brown with a fairly thin head. Mild hoppy flavor with hints of spices - ginger and an almost nutmeg-like taste? Subtle in the spices. Balanced and tasty. Good beer.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. nice rich garnet/amber hue... aroma has hints of cocoa, caramel, malts... the sweetness os balanced by smokey undertones... much better than i expected... i’ll be trying it again this holiday season
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish copper color. Nice fruity smell with some spices mixed in. I read another review that said cinnamon, that and maybe something else slightly adds to the smell and taste. I enjoyed this is much as any other Winter brew.Slilght carbination makes this easy to drink and does not taste artifitial in my opinion as others have said. Thumbs up to this local brew. (local for me)
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Glenville beverage. The first thing that struck me about this one was the nutty aroma, very nice. Little head and little lace. Stored and served at 50 degrees. Malty, medium body, nice mouthfeel, ok balance.
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice ruby color with a light tan head. Sweet taste and aroma that is fitting of a winter ale, but I appreciated the fact that this brew is not very spiced. Lots of winter ales seem to have more spice than is necessary, but this ale is well balanced and appropriate for the season. I recommend this to anyone who wants a winter ale without the spice character.
BrewIPA (93) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not much going on in this winter ale. I have a few others I would buy again before this one. Not enough going on in this beer to comment specifically.
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