pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2007
bottle....appearance: amber-brown, slightly opaque with with medium ivory head....aroma: sweet, fruity, citrus backed up by what it seems to be a lot of malt....taste: non-bitter citrus hop profile with a very nice, sweet malt balance. excellent mouthfeel and very tasty all around.....a well made and received american strong ale. i would def. drink this one again. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle. Thanx to Marsiblursi.
Hazy dark orange colour, creamy head. Mandarine and almonds in aroma, orangey sweet. Sweet bitter in flavour at first, then the sweetness takes over, then its bitter again and very much so. Alcohol shows off way too much in my opinion. Mouthfeel is syrupy. Okay, it’s an American Strong Ale, but here’s to a bit more of flavouring hops. Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2007
(Bottle, thanks to hopscotch) Pours hazy red orange. Hoppy aroma with fruity notes, almost jelly beans like. Apricots, pine, grapefruit, flowers - mostly roses - and some citrus in the background. Malt brings caramel and toffee. Spicy, hoppy flavour with apricots, citrus and pine. Decent caramelly and syrupy malt backdrop. Soft and round mouthfeel with a medium to full dry finish. Medium sweet and medium to full bitterness. Good. Nejhleader (1559) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2007
very nice brew, has a malty/nutmeg/spice aroma to it, dark brown colour with a bit of a fluffy head, nice body, very smooth, sweet, spicy, very nice brew. Thanks to vac for the bottle. mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Bomber, pours a slightly cloudy deep reddish brown with a pillowy tan head, great lacing. Beautiful in the glass! Hoppy aroma of citrus, light pine and floral and some caramel. Flavor is heavenly, a touch sweet but not overdone, a hops bite and a mellowing malty middle, with a nice finish. Very well balanced and interesting throughout. Palate is a medium body and texture, good carbonation and a slight bitter finish to make sure the sweetness is dialed back. Another great one from AleSmith!
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Poured a dark red almost brown. Big head that was long lasting. Aroma was of citrus and hops with hints of pine. Smells like the holidays. Very hoppy taste that was delightfully smoothe. Excellent balance. What a great brew.. Thanks to dirty_martini RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Pours an attractive slightly reddish brown color with a good sized lasting head. Aroma of some citrus and pine, caramel, gingerbread, and a slightly planty mint. Mellow-yet-bold flavor of caramel, nuts, toffee and some pine/wood and butterscotch. Very smooth, but even smoother on the finish. Well blended finish of hop bitterness, butterscotch, dry wood. Effortless transition from upfront, to finish and through the aftertaste. The most awesome thing about this beer was just how smooth it was. Flavor is good and all, but the smoothness! Man... Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2007
65 cl bottle. Reddish brown colour with a nice light brown head. Lovely aroma of hops, such as citrus, flower and freshness combined with a caramel touch. Lovely flavour of bitter hops, caramel, malt, alcohol and with a very soft bit of hops, but plenty of it. A very lovely Christmas beer, I think it will be nice to serve it to "Risengrød". crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Pours dark amber, medium almond head. Big aroma of sweet malts and christmas spices. Big sweet malts and great christmas like spiciness balanced with all sorts o f hops flavors citrus,floral, leafy, but none being bitter, the bitterness was actually very low. This really was just like Great Lakes Christmas Ale without the spices and more malts and alcohol. Very complex and seriously hard to describe, just every aspect kicked ass and was awesome. nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Amber color with a medium tan head. Nice aroma of sweet caramel malt and hints of hops. Smooth and velvety on the palate. Deep malt and balanced hop notes without a trace of overpowering alcohol even though 9.5%. Nice sweet and bitter finish. Superb brew