Hopper8 (197) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2017 strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky rust pour with nice off-white head. Pretty to look at. Understated sweet malt nose with hints of spice. Taste of sweet malt, caramel, grain. Lacks the spice I anticipated. Dry. Mildly bitter. Really just so-so for a Bell’s offering.
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 (89) - 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 (1350) - 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 (2407) - 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 (2002) - 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 (446) - 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 (2212) - 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 (1250) - , 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 sinfull (1680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Copper color. Average, yellowish head. Aroma of malt , toasted bread and caramel. Malty taste. Bread in aftertaste. An unusual beer for winter seasonal . Very drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bigtaster (991) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2017
From a bottle, copper color with light tan head. Nose is bread, caramel. Body is medium with adequate carbonation, slight sweetness. Surprisingly easy to drink.