AbbeyRoade (562) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Malty. Strong flavor and not boozy. Hop bitterness present as well. Good winter warming ale. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Amber brown body, short white head. Sweet malty, slightly woody, slightly herbal aromas. Sweet maltiness with a tannic tea-like bitterness in the background. Leans too far to the sweet side and never really satisfies. VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Slight raisins on the nose. Burnt orange. Not much sweetness, almost "soapy quality. Not very well balanced. Good body, needs more carbonation. Way better winter beers out there. Hudspart (539) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle from World Market: Not very good. Pours yellow with a fizzy head. Aroma and flavor of cereal. LyndaNova (531) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear reddish amber with minimal light tan bubbles. Rich malts, wood, earthy hops, fruit, spice and some molasses. Oily texture and moderately carbonated. Ending is warm, malty and sweet with notes of fruit and flowers.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Clear deep amber, foamy beige head, some lacing. Floral aroma with hint of caramel. Hops very evident with taste as well. Long finish. AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Quite the hoppy winter ale with just enough sweet caramel undertones to make for an easy drinker. Having a hard time with the classification of this brew - some sites show this to be a strong ale but it is more along the lines of a hoppy amber ale. I’d recommend some spicy chicken fajitas or perhaps some spicy fish tacos to pair up with this brew. Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
12oz bottle. Aroma is a light hoppy scent. Appearance is a clear bronze. Taste is a hoppy but not bitter flavor. Some what sweet. Palate is sweet, but otherwise even. Overall, a good beer. My Dad loves it, and I agree it is a good pale ale like beer.
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A good brew for a winter evening, with a nose of cherries, a hint of honey, and some lightly earthy notes. Pouring amber with a medium laced head and rinsing across the palate with flavors of dark fruits balanced with a slight honey sweetness, a floral hoppy finish and a warming alcohol blanket.