1pintatatime (165) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours a deep golden color with a thin, white head. Not much there on the nose, but the taste is sweet with a fairly solid malt backbone. Caramel and cinnamon are primary with hints of other spices. None are overwhelming, which I like. Solid for the style. tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо! MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Hazy, copper-orange with a 2-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, caramel, orange and a touch of pine.
Taste of cinnamon, caramel, ginger, a hint of cloves, pine resin and orange.
Medium body and high/medium carbonization.
A good example of a spiced Christmas ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dnstone (3429) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Light golden-orange with a white head. Christmas spiced sweet ale.
Notes: GABF ’13 TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours a nice dark copper/red color with off-white head. Spice, cinnamon, ginger, and caramel malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more spice. Good winter beer.
tmoreau (4432) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Gift 12 oz. bottle, poured to a goblet, showing a clear & bright, coppery amber color, with a frothy layer of tan head foam that diminished slowly to a bubbly ring & film, and left clingy waves & ribbons of lacing on the glass. The nose was smooth malt, a touch of caramel sweetness, and light, ginger-bread spiciness. Medium bodied, with nice spritz to the carbonation, and some creaminess to the mouthfeel, the taste was a combo of moderate, earthy bitterness with some lingering quality, more noticeably honey sweetness than malt, ginger, and much less influential cinnamon. Alcohol was active, and lightly warming. Not bold holiday spicing, but a decent celebratory brew that can fair well as a tasty Strong Ale before and after the season. Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2015
12 oz bottle. Beer pours a dark amber with a bit of off white head and decent lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, pine, and orange zest. Flavor is toffee, some pine resin,orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is a little sticky and the flavor lingers with no booze. Excellent beer for the season. rondphoto (4468) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2015
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Clear dark amber, good 1/2" ivory head cover, lots of lace streamers. Aroma of malt and spice. Taste is caramel malt that has a dose of complimentary spice that backs off a little in the finish. A decent Christmas Ale, but not one for anything "everyday." RRistow12 (897) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear amber with white head. Aroma is very sweet. Caramel, syrup, honey. Taste is moderately sweet with some ginger to balance it. Flavors of cinnamon, caramel, toffee prominent. Hides the alcohol well. Definitely one of my favorite Christmas ales.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MrMeadMan (77) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2015
A tasty brew! Beautiful deep rich amber/orange color. Subtle spices and nice honey balance. Smooth and delicious.