BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours light brown with a thin white head. An ordinary brown with a little extra spice.
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Pours red/amber-mahogony with slight tan head. Nose is hoppier than expected, mildly spicyand of toasted maltyness. Flavor is bitter, yet sweet. The malt tones come through in smooth creaminess. There is a nice balanced finish. This beer would be nice with Christmas dinner. bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle. Interesting beer - an "old ale" - my first of this variety. Very tasty. Not overly spiced as advertised, in my opinion a good thing. A smooth brew with a hoppy characteristic. Very appropriate for the season. A rebuy. brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2011
Always liked this one at Christmas. The 2011 bottling. Nice dark copper but slighly hazy. Nice slightly off white head. Piney aromas with a little Christmas fruit behind it. There’s a bit more of the fruits on the palate - not a Christmas cake like as some beers, but there’s a hint in there.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Pours mahogany amber with a bunch of little bastards swimmin’ around, finger and a half of off-white fluff.
On the nose there’s pumpkin, nutmeg, clean hazelnut and typical ’mineral’ brown ale smell.
A nice tasting brown that doesn’t get muddied up by the spice as I feared it might.
Love the consistency of this, nice soft silky body that gets a boost from the latte-like head.
A good brown ale that isn’t as invasive as a lot of holiday spiced brews - I’ve never aged a American brown before but I think I might age the other half of these since they encourage it, seems like things might get interesting after a year or two.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2004
Ok so I see this stuff at a dollar store in a small town $3.40 a six pack. What the hell its cheep. Dark reddish brown, thick tan head. Sweet hoppy aroma, a hint of coffee. Medium bodied sweet flavor a little grainy and a bit of fruit, hop bitterness cleans it all up in the end. I’m buying more Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle thanks to G. Poured orange in color Aroma of spice and hops, Taste is Spice hops Brown Sugar, Dark fruits. Good texture, and a nice winter brew. Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2004
Clear deep ruby with a medium diminishing light brown head. Nice woody and sweet aroma of plum, raisin, vanilla, milk chocolate, cherry, and roast with hints of pine and ginger. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nice fruity sweet flavor of plum, red apple, apricot, roast, milk chocolate, ginger and pine. Very good, a nice winter brew. darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Brownish looking body and light head, good mix of fruits and chocolate malts, but did have a bit of a lingering aftertaste. jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
First Old Ale, to me more of a warm brown. More spices a la Great Lakes Xmas would have been nice, but very pleasant.