illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2007 Bottle from Ocean Wine and Spirits in Ocean, NJ. Pours a murky orange amber with an off white head. Medium body. Aroma of caramel, cookie dough, and fruit. Initial flavor of caramel and butterscotch candy that transitions to a vanilla and cherry like fruitiness. Spicy hop finish with a wisp of alcohol. Nice beer. dwyerpg (6498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2007
This is a really nice beer; it both smells great and looks nice. The taste is sweet and caramely, though I didn’t place it as a tradtional spice beer. Quite nice. Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Pours hazy dark red/brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is lightly malty; cookies, and heavily hoppy; grapefruit. Flavor is has excelent ballance with a nice hop flavor, finish is smooth with some obvious vinilla flavor and softly carbonated. HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Deep mahogany color with small off-white head. Aroma full of malts and fruits. This beer was full flavored -- malt, caramel, toffee and a berry-like fruit taste. Lots of flavors going on in this medium bodied brew. One of the best winter beers I have had. notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Tap - medium ruby hue, with, I swear, a hint of purple in it - semi-herbal aroma, with a thick, sweet maltiness - kind of light bodied for a winter warmer, and a little too sweet to enjoy - there is a strange taste of play dough through the middle, finishing with a somewhat medicinal taste - not very enjoyable.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. My worst Anderson Valley experience thus far. A touch better than the Anchor offering of the same style that I tried the day before. I am having a difficult time settling in to this style. Tried a few this season and was on the verge of enjoying them. This is a difficult beer for me - the spicy, salty taste is hard to handle. Consistency and feel in the mouth is a bit heavy and fuzzy. I’ll work on it again next year. superfly (2) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 29, 2006 does not count
Yummy. One of the most unique flavors around. Strong carmel flavor/color. Perfect for the winter. Don’t drink straight out of the fridge. Let it sit and warm a little. You will get the full flavor of this beer if you let it warm a little. clueo (182) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Nice foggy caramel color. The beer is lightly carbonated and has a nice fruity aroma. This is a great winter beer for those cold winter nights. One of the best seasonal beers I have tried this holiday season. papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle from Winter Brews gift pack: Aroma is sweet and malty with a hint of hop spice. Mahogany color with a medium light beige head. Flavor starts caramel and butterscotch sweet (a tad too sweet) followed by a light spicy hop bite finishing with a light dry bitterness. Medium bodied and thin with moderate carbonation. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2006
2006. Hazy amber body with a medium sized, off-white head, fading. The aroma is apple, plums, caramel and toffee. The flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, apple juice and slightly medicinal. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a prickly, warm finish.