kkettler (23) - - 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 (3153) - Athens, 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 (3011) - Boise, 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 (1506) - 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 (5068) - 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 (16924) - 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 (5120) - 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 (1655) - 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 (3104) - 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.
marcus (7990) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours orange amber with a thick beige head and a floral aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor serious hop bitterness. A bit unbalanced.