cmacklin (1172) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017 gramity (1668) - Edmonton, Alberta, - MAR 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
***Old Rating*** One finger bubbly off white head which soon diminished to a ring. No lacing to speak of. A clear dark amber.
Spicy mild sweet smells. Spice up front in the taste, over a mils malt base. Finishes again with the spice. Cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.
Medium body. Fairly low carbonation. Sweetish. Overall fairly pleasant.
330ml bottle. Pours a clear red-amber with a small, short lived, off-white head that fully dissipates. Sweet, spicy aroma of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and caramel malt. Sweet, spicy flavour of bready malt, caramel, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Light body with a thin, watery texture and soft carbonation. Ok. Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2016
$12 pitcher at Hapa Izakaya. Dark brown. Thin head. Herbal, maybe liquoricey, and soft dark fruits. Fruity - blue berry, Can’t say it paired well with the toro, but did fine enough with the fried stuff. Ferris (15275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Draft - Cinnamon and clove with some ginger. Clear Amber with a decent white head. Sweet Bready notes, like a mild gingerbread. MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Nice winter ale! Has a roasted malt flavour with some smooth caramel notes and a nice blend of spices. northropfrye (3601) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Light copper body. Slight bubblegum aroma. Slight sweet fruit aroma but quite watery and thin palate.
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Coyotes in Banff, Alberta.
Clear, amber-orange with an off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, caramel and toast.
Taste of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, caramel, cloves and toast.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone RobBestwick (931) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
Sweet caramel aroma. Pours with a bronze colour and no head. Cinnamon, nutmeg and rich fruit flavours. Medium bodied with a touch of bitterness in the finish. UXO (1896) - CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours clear medium amber with a thin light tan head, excellent retention, patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is typical gingerbread spice, caramel malt and brown sugar. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation. (3/5)
Pretty standard winter warmer - typical gingerbread spices and sugar. Inoffensive and unremarkable. (10/20) a_sully (457) - - DEC 11, 2014
Light orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon.taste is effervescent on the tongue with overpowering cinnamon and nutmeg notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sulawang (1161) - - MAR 20, 2013
pours clear beer bottle brown with a small quickly dissipating head, no retention, a few streams, largish bubbles. Sweet malts with cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose.
Attack: 7/10-sweetness, caramel
Mid-palate: cola, cinnamon, hints of ginger, caramel, root beer, and malts
Finish: mostly clean, slightly fizzy, very light malty bitter, just a touch of roughness on the palate.
A very nice and clean brew - nothing spectacular but easy-going and very drinkable.