Palidor19 (2988) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is good but the beer has a medium malty palate and a very hoppy taste. This is not the spicy malty beer that one would expect. Still enjoyable
dfinney23 (1772) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice balance of spice, citrus and pine hops with sweet caramel malt. Very lightly bitter aftertaste keeps me coming back for more.
TheBeerGod (5315) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper with a short, foamy tan head. Hoppy aroma with sweet malt notes and caramel. Big citrus notes along with spicy hops. Taste dwells more on the sweeter and maltier side of things. Lots of caramel, light toffee, chewy malt, dark bread, citru notes and spicy hops. Body is medium and rather chewy. There’s a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more big caramel notes, malt, citrus, light pine, spicy hops and toffee notes. Tasty!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: December 07, 2010
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
a rich yet dry spiced beer, dark malts are kept dry by a large earthy presence, light spices add character without making it an overly spiced holiday ale,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Terminus (3272) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle NOV 5 11 dated-pours hazy amber dark orange with a fizzy and soapy slightly darker than egshell head. nose of slightly dank hops, carmel malt, lite diacytl and cleaner. not bad minus the lite diacytl. flavors start out sweet malt, almost too sweet but followed by a blast of piney/grapefruity hop cones. lite alcohol apparent and lots of candy malt sugary notes alongside the piney hops. it all comes together right at the end. somewhat unbalanced, but still somewhat interesting nonetheless. a fairly good beer from this brewery, which in recent years, has made some decent stuff i must say. One of the better macro micro breweries.
arondee (580) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown with a tiny white head that fades away too quickly. Aroma is citrus hops, pine trees, and caramel. The taste is hoppy but not very bitter. Citrus hops well balanced with caramel malt. Tasty.
cmonster (981) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in a shaker. Pours clear dark orange-amber with a short head Caramelly aroma and flavor. Medium body, medium-thick texture, soft carbonation, and hoppy, dry dinish.
badwhale (376) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice seasonal ale in a glass pint off the tap at a local bar. Poured a nice copper color with a white head. Had a decent amount of hop to categorize it as an IPA, but not over the top bitter. Also, thankfully, not brewed with any nutmeg or pine or spice or anything.
kdheckle (43) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very nice taste. Would drink again as a seasonal ale...........................
ARMed (609) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very refreshing winter brew with a hopiness that is not to overbearing. The color is copper red with a little hint of cloudiness. The head is robust at first but quick disappears with a strong lasting lacing on the glass. The flavor has a smoot h taste that completly hides the nice 7.2% alcohol warmth. Nice job by Widmer!