b33r (872) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Dark brown translucent color with a ring of an off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is much better this time around- raisins and spice with a deep fruitiness. Flavor is all spice, cinnamon and nutmeg with some caramel notes. Pretty good overall and now cheaper than Great Lakes Christmas Ale so Iím glad there are alternatives to the overhyped, overpriced local staple.
11/8/2012: (5)(3)(7)(4)(1 brown color with minimal off-white head and light lacing. Aroma smells like a wet dog but I kinda like it. Flavor has intense deep fruits with a pinch of spices on the tip of the tongue and a light sweetness at the very end.
raymow (1597) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Craftyís in Northeast Phila - nice dark reddish color. Sweet aroma and flavor of cinnamon and clove. Pretty good.
angelaneat89 (1) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love how the smell of ginger and cinnamon hits you when you open it, The color is beautiful, WIll drink again
Chudwick (3124) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at source - nose is potpourri. Sip adds potpourri. Dry. Malty. Not too spicy. Growing on me.
unclefrito62 (256) - Stow, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled on 11-03-16 12 ounces. Thin head Deep caramel in color. Yeasty malt taste with subdued spice profile. Smooth with light carbonation Very drinkable Christmas ale. Above average Christmas ale!
ccex (1277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy reddish brown with a small head and little lacing. Aroma has cherries, cinnamon, ginger, and plums. Taste is sweet and spicy with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Body is medium to full with average carbonation. An interesting brew that got better as it warmed up. It made me think of Swedish glogg. Iím not a big fan of Christmas ales, but at $1 on closeout in May, I had to try this. Not bad at all.
Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep caramel color, thin leave is nice finger high. Spicy nose, as is taste, a little too much for me.
SirLimpsalot (4109) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Fat Heads 16-3-10: Mycket sŲt med toner av burbon, ingefšra och socker. Speciell men ok.
gyllenbock (8821) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewpub in Portland. Amber with a small head. On the sweet side with spices, mainly cinnamon. Also some light malt.
TXBadger (2788) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown color with ivory colored head. Spices, toast, roasted malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with spice.
bvbunited (72) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very complex Christmas ale. I really enjoyed the hints of spices and honey that this beer has. Right balance of malt hops and spice. I would recommend it to anyone