Panzuriel (2371) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Beer appears as a dull rust colored murky liquid with a sparse head of medium to tiny off white bubbles. Nose is nutmeg and less evident christmas type spices over medium malt and faint hop aromas of resin. Taste is initially dry with pine resin hops and medium malt through the middle. very restrained spice presence. very fizzy/tingly on the mouthfeel. finishes warmly with flavors developing and broadening.
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
draft... a really sucessful winter beer, spice is muted, present but not overpowering, sweet overall and easy to drink, enjoyed zimm421 (63) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Poured into a shaped pint. Appears a dark amber with decent off-white head. Nose is cinnamon and sweet malt. Taste is pretty sweet with cinnamon and a slight alcohol hint. Lovely taste. Very enjoyable on one of our first cold evenings. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
A: The pour is a clear amber color with a short lived off-white head.
S: Certainly a lot of spices going on here. Mostly cinnamon, but perhaps some all-spice and clove is there, too. The more I smell it, the more it smells like apple pie. And in this case, that is not a bad thing.
T: It tastes like apple pie too. A big cinnamon flavor to go along with some mostly sweet but slightly tart apples. There’s even a bit of a pie crust flavor from the malts.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation as well.
D: This was like drinking apple pie, and I quite liked it. Not as cloying or overly sweet as it sounds, either. Really nicely done, actually. russwbeck (117) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Picked this up a while ago at Ohio State, where I went to see my Nittany Lions blow a halftime lead and get stomped. Oh well, I came out of it with good beer. Very dark brown pour, hazy. Small off white head with hardly any lacing or retention. Smell is really heavy on the spices, cinnamon and gingerbread. Malty and unlike any beer I’ve ever smelt before. Wow. Sometimes I get a taste in my mouth and I can’t think of anything else. This is liquid Graham Crackers, cinnamon ones specifically. It starts off light, but the finish is all graham crackers. Medium bodied with a nice bite of carbonation. Sort of weird to rate the drinkability on this one. While I can’t taste any alcohol, what I am tasting is strange. Taking me a while to get through a 6 pack.
popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a reddish rust color, hazy, with a creamy light beige head. The aroma is ginger cookies, cinnamon sugar and biscuity malt. Taste is relatively sweet with a holiday spice finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with relatively low carbonation. Overall, it’s a decent holiday ale but a bit too simple. The spicing could be more varied and the finish cleaner. Still, I enjoy the malt flavor, and the beer is definitely in the holiday spirit. kmyers8807 (231) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle. pour was amber, very little head. taste of cinnamon and apples. there is a slight off taste but is still very enjoyable. very little hop, mostly malt. Good to try once, I would have trouble drinking more than one. dalekliz (925) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a small bubbly white head. Light aroma of malt, yeast. Taste has a ton of cinnamon, with malt, nutmeg, and baked goods. Lingering spiciness. Interesting. 502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - FEB 5, 2010
On tap. This beer had the potential to be good, but was over done. It is a very spiced ale, which I normally like, but this one was way over the top with the cinnamon and coriander. It would be fine for a 6 oz. dessert beer, but one pint is pushing it. Two pints is unfathomable. alexsdad06 (10812) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
On tap at the CBC. The pour is deep reddish copper color with a small off white head. The aroma has a heavy dose of cinnamon spice and apples, almost like hot spiced cider. The flavor of this beer has lots of residual sweetness and contains lots of apples, cinnamon, sweet bread and a hint of warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and interesting.