howlinwlf (26) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I got this in a winter warmer variety 12 pack. This is a great winter ale. Not over bearing. A great mouthful of ale with just a touch of seasonal spices. This ale isn’t over done with malt or sweetness. I could do a session with this ale. Great color, sturdy head.
mbgrayson (522) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber, with tan head. Aroma of spice and hops. Taste has deep notes of hops, with a malty finish. Smooth and a little caramel sweetness in there too. A nice red ale. Thumbs up.
MadRobin (1869) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Densely hazy, nearly opaque, rusty dark brown with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit and caramel with a touch of floral hops.
Taste of pineapple, pine resin, caramel, grapefruit, bread, sweet red grapes and mango.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
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Churchkey (15) - - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass
Appearance/ Semi transparent medium amber in color. 2full fingers of light tan foam which dissipates to a thin froth after several minutes however leaving nice lacing. Nice carbonation.
Aroma / Floral, piney hops. Sweet and pleasant.
Taste / Fresh baked bread. Nice hop load but not overwhelming.
Mouth Feel / Very smooth and kind of creamy. Medium bodied with a nice smooth finish.
Overall/ This was a very good beer more to the hoppy than malty side. It was a nice beer to enjoy slowly by the fireplace.
Serving type: bottle
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear amber body that has copper hues and supports a nice looking tan head. The aroma offers up malts, roasted malts, a mild black licorice note and kind of a maple like spiciness. The taste begins with a spicy maple note and then it moves toward malts and roasted malts. To midway and toward the finish I get winter spiciness and some sweet dark fruity esters. Nice winter brew.
Livendadream (104) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Btl pours clear light amber color, thick creamy off white head that lingers for a while leaving massive lace on glass. Smells of heavy pine, resin and holiday cookie dough.Sweet candy-caramel taste with big grapefruit and piney flavors. Medium body,smooth texture, lively carbination and a nice moderately bitter,creamy finish. Great balance between malt and hops. Clean fresh hop aroma and fantastic malt backbone. Bitterness is not overwhelming and malt not overly sweet,making for a very drinkable and refreshing winter beer. Definitely a nice beer for the holidays!
strap (403) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour, light head. Piny aroma. Pine and bread flavor. Good hops, little sweetness. A sessionable winter brew...not too high on the alcohol content
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Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling amber small beige head.Fresh spicy piney hop nose.Palate is both citrus/bitter hops, good malt mid. Very late long bitter hop finish
My favorite of the 2013 winter offerings
batneil (265) - - JAN 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad as winter seasonals go. Dark honey colour, slightly fizzy but not too much so. Pleasant tasting.
bkurtz (728) - PERU - JAN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper with a nice fluffy head. Nice balance that gives some bitterness and sweet malts. Nice ale.