jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 2004 VintageDark brown amber frothy tan head. Pine aroma like an OR forest. Falsl falt in the falvor. Spices and hops combine ok. Medium dry body.2003 Vintage 8/4/7/3/14 - 3.6 - Clear dark ruby. Smallish fizzy light tan head. Lacing is quite nice. Very nice sweet ripe fruity aroma, there are some pleasantly subtle spice aromas also, vanilla and nutmeg. The flavor develops just as the aroma does. It is also equally as complex. There is more caramel flavor than the aroma leads on to. Body is medium and the hops come through in the finish. A very nice beer. kyzr (1593) - Montana, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Nice head, with an deep amber color. Slight hoppy nose. Flavors of roasted malt matched well with hops. Creamy finish that leaves the palate quick. Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Pours a very redish-brown color with a very hardy head that leaves a nice lace down the glass.
Scent is purely malt, though nice.
Taste is quite nice. Malt is the most obvious presence, but there's a bit of spice and fruit hanging around. Quite nice; it holds its own in the winter beer arena. And I must say from previous experience that this beer is even better on tap.
Palate is appropriately full and creamy, though it could use a bit of a hop bite for a finish. Overall this is a very good offering, and a good representation of a winter beer.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2003
Darj ciooer. Have to reach for the nice hop aromoa. Sweet citrus flavour. Mild malt and a quiet finish. archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
now this is some wicked shit very strong flavor and a ruby red color and gives a killer head and a bitching migraine the next day if you have a 6 pack
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Hmmmmm...I'm not sure there is so much difference between this "true winter warmer" and the regular amber ale. Although, this is a bit grainier. Hoppy and tasty, but no more so than usual. PieTaster (32) - Humpton, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Malt and nuts. Very English tasting. Would go well with a cheese and assorted nut plate. Beaver (1830) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 The Ebeneezer Ale poured a dark mahogany with a good light tan head made up of medium sized bubbles that quickly went down to a thin layer. It has a nice, complex aroma of malts, spices with some fruitiness and alcohol. The initial taste is malts with some sweet, yet tart, fruitiness. It has a nice hop finish with a kind of mediciney aftertaste. The tastes mellowed out and balanced better as I drank more and it warmed up. beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Generous head, with large-ish white bubbles that laces down nicely. Found no dregs in this "bottle conditioned" ale. Deep amber color. Malt notes in the aroma. Nice, smooth palate, with a sweetish tendency, but the bitterness in the aftertaste balances this OK. A bit too bubbly maybe. Not bad. GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - DEC 1, 2003
A very nice malty flavor. The color had a nice red hue. A nice medium to full body. While it was a little syrupy it was very good.