BeerandBlues2 (13869) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
GABF 2011. Pours clear copper with a small, bubbly off-white head, medium-short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, caramel and cookie malt, floral hops. Flavor is malt sweetness, cookie notes, fruity esters, medium-light hops, alcohol and a dry finish. Medium-full body, medium warmth, low carbonation. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008 drjay44 (3853) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Fruit and hop aromas. Golden coloured strong in alcohol fruity and floral with a crisp dry and bitter full malt finish.
This rating is based on the most recent iteration of this confection. This is at 8% ABV. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
There will be at least three different batches made at the brewery for the 2007-2008 winter season. The first was at 8.3% ABV and the third is under construction.
The color is good, with minimal carbonation, tiny head, minimal lacing, nice finish. This is a local cult beer amongst those of us who live nearby and is eagerly awaited. It is very consistant from year to year.
GABF 2006: Clear amber color with an off-white head. Malty flavor and aroma with notes of caramel and cereal flakes. Not much else going on in it. Some warmth to it but I don’t know the ABV. I don’t think it is too high.