fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pleasantly surprised. I have come to have a distrust of Xmas beers, but when a ccoworker mentioned it being rather hoppy I decided to give it a try. Had one and nearly downed it followed by opening another and then another. Do I need description beyond that? Not best beer ever, just darn good and session beer for those that are heading to get way sloshed.
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured transparent brownish tan, medium carbonation of tiny bubbles. One finger off white head formed and tried to lace. Hearty aroma of floral and citrus hops with malt in the background. Hits the mouth with a medium body, hops come in from the start like an IPA, malt is there and balanced, middle holds up, finish has a touch of sweetness intertwined with hops. Very enjoyable, might have to have 1 or 2 or 20 more today.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hoppy aroma, dark chestnut brown hue with little head. well balanced with a oil fluidity.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured amber with a thin off white head. aroma of grass, pine, floral hops. flavor of grass, hops, and some bitter. once again just not my idea of a winter brew.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap tonight at the Blue Door Pub. Pour a nice amber color with caramel aroma. Flavor was a little bitter with a warming nutty alcohol aftertaste. Have had from the bottle as few times before and remember it being a lot better. I may buy a sixer and re-rate
OD40oz (744) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad beer at all. Rich amber in color with a nice off white head. Very hoppy aroma. Flavor had a citrusy hint to it with a great hoppy, clean almost sweet finish. Great beer.
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber hue. Molasses, Caramel taste. Hoppy, citrus. Good bitter taste. Creamy texture. Clean finish.
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap toronodo. nice dark amber color a little bit of roasty flavor. good hops aroma and bitterness coming through. good warmer.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at QFC in Mukilteo, WA. Pours a great looking amber color with a light tan colored head. Aroma: Sweet malts and medium hops. Flavor: Sweet, with hints of grapefruit and hops.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderful looking amber color with a warm red tinge and tan head. Pleasantly piquant mix of hops and candi malts prick the nostrils. Candi malts and easy hopped flavor Decent mix of bitter and sweet that completely covers and suspicion of alcohol. Some warmth on the finish.