sawbuck (762) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2017 bigben873 (262) - Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma - Light malty
Appearance - dark clear amber, light long-lasting head
Palate - Light
Overall - I wasn’t overwhelmed by this Bell’s beer, but I wasn’t disappointed as I usually am. I would not have guessed that this was a Scotch Ale however.
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2017 Nice aroma of rich toffee malt. Deep dark red color with a thick tan head. Very sweet up front. Complex toffe mixed with dark fruit tones. Bitterness is dry and earthy and balances sweetness. Slightly slick with a mild bitter finish. Nice change from typical Christmas brews. higgsbison (264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Malt forward. Odd spicy notes. cloves? I didn't care for it because of the spices.
Sorry, I had to upload these old ratings. They were for me, not for uploading. And also I need 75 characters, hence this sentence.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Hopper8 (241) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 It's maybe not as bad as it's been rated before. It's got great drinkability and it's a decent scotch Ale. The malts are nice and the Hops give a fun piney character to a Christmas beer. Overall though it just lacks complexity and a real incredible flavor. Utterly drinkable, but falls a little short. bwy (94) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Nothing Christmas stands out. Extremely misleading. In terms of a Scotch Ale, it works.
Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 63 MBlessing (1581) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
Helles leicht trübes braun schöner schaum, im Geruch viel Getreide malzig süß würzig, im Geschmack würzig malzig süsslich aber auch herb saurer Abgang , ok aber nichts so tolles
DrNosha (2719) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
12oz Flasche. Hellbraunes Bier mit flüchtigem Schaum. Laut Edikett ein Scottish Ale. Es riecht nach geschrotetem Korn. Antrunk Körner und Malz. Recht schlicht. DocJitsu (2035) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Pours a copper color with a very light khaki head. Caramel and toffee nose with a hop note or two. Heavy mouthfeel. Rich caramel flavor. Finishes with a bit of hoppiness. voyageurmike (510) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2017
12 oz bottle from liquor store in Macon. No way this is a legit Scottish ale. Copper colored with spicy caramel sweet taste, and mildly cloying finish. Not awful but surprisingly not up to the standard of this brewery. HuskerTan (2396) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 6, 2017
A- Caramel, malty, spices.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Malty, caramel, spice.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, boring finish.
O- More like a scottish ale than a scotch ale for sure. Pretty boring and maybe one of the least exciting beers I’ve had from Bells. crajun (1261) - , Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2017
maybe my least favorite Bells. not much spice. not quite a Scottish ale either. some toffee, some bitter; over carbonated. not much flavor