Crit (3775) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy deep amber,thick white head.Light piney nose.Fruity fore,earthy mid, medium strength lasting hop finish. Great lacing
kkettler (26) - - NOV 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was confusing in that it was not discernibly winter ale like in style. Aroma and taste were pleasant and hoppy. Just an ok beer overall though.
jbruner (3852) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a chill-hazed gold off the tap with light off-white head. Aroma of big citrus hops. Tastes like a good hoppy pale. The booze is well hidden and it doesn’t taste like a winter ale at all. Meh.
jake65 (3351) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2014, picked up on sale for $1.99 on Halloween ’15. Pours an amber color with light ruby tones, topped with a flimsy beige head and spotty lacing. The nose is sweet with citrus, faded citrus hops, vanilla, caramel, and what I associate most with red licorice. Taste is lightly sweet up front, finishes with moderate floral bitters. Just a hint of oxidation. Soft mouthfeel. Feelin’ pretty good about rolling the dice on this year-old bottle as it turned out to be a winner in my book.
neepsntatties (1717) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Colour...golden amber with a thick white head. Nose...thick with husky musky hops and tropical fruit. Palate...dry, dusty hops with hay and bent grass. There’s some hoppy bitterness and a smidge of sweetness before the dry finish.
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some citrus and pine notes. Taste is a bold caramel malty sweetness with a good citrus and pine hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. A solid winter ale even works in the middle of summer. Good stuff!
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy amber color. Pumped up Amber Ale, quite good caramel flavor, some hop resins and orange peel, good bitterness level.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, clear with a thick head. Big alcohol aroma and flavor. Lots of malts and hops finish. Very good strong ale.
Lagerboy (1885) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Clear medium copper, thinner off-white foam mostly lasts. Foresty fruity hoppy aroma and taste, some citrus and herb, faintly floral with a spice hint, backseat toasty c-malt. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, well hopped. Hardly a Winter Ale, more of a leaner, oily, boozy IPA. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
stevoj (3775) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks promising, but falls short. Initial burst of aroma fades fast, taste also falls kind of flat. Normal frothy head, reddish amber body. Slight sticky caramel aftertaste, gentle warmth.