arondee (598) - 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 (997) - 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 (391) - 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 (613) - 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!
scooterbub (907) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very nice red brown with a massive three inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, grapefruit, pine, citrus, hops, resin, caramel and some warming alcohol. Similar, but lighter aroma. The body is decent. The finish is slightly bitter and a touch dry. Quite enjoyable and is easy to drink. A nice seasonal beer.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle–pours a big light tan head with amber color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/caramel, spice/orange/pine. Taste is medium malt-roasty/caramel, secondary lemon/pine hops.
eruizgarcia (240) - - DEC 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 On tap at Public House. Pours amber with a thick foamy head. Aromas of caramel and citrus. Pretty smooth for an IPA. Right amount of bitterness. Great beer.
DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, bottled 9/20/11. Clear red/amber color, minimal khaki head. Nice ring of lace, webby film of head on the surface. Sharp but lighter carbonation. Earthy hop nose. Spicy sweet finish. Good, but doesn’t stand out too much from other winter ales, just a bit hoppier.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Int’l Great Beer Expo. The aroma is earthy, caramel. The appearance is deep amber. cream-colored head. The flavor is caramel, brown sugar, earth, pine. The finish is piney hops. Medium to medium/thick in bodsy. Good.