Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
330ml bottle from a friend. Reddish pour, with a thick head. Smells nice, lots of spices. Nice spicy flavour, with lots of body, and a bit sweet in the finish. Very nice. hiddenvariable (211) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
draft at d’s. pours a clear amber with a thin off-white head. smell of nutmeg, cinnamon, and anise. more spices in the flavor, with the anise coming out more as you drink it, and with a pretty solid smack of fruity berry esters. fairly dry finish, with a touch of the ol’ bitter, and a tingle from the spices. light medium body, lots of carbonation. probably the best christmas beer i’ve tried, but i’m not a huge fan of the style. barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Another winner from this excellent brewery. Very complex but well balanced. Nothing overpowering. Yummy. foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a amber/copper color with a thin off-white head. Nice cinnamon spice with toasted malt flavors. Balanced and very drinkable. Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Malt and ginger aroma on a dark amber brew. Flecks of debris detract from the appearance. I'm not a big ginger fan but this one's done pretty well, not overdone.
AnokaBrewer (208) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Not a lot of carbonation when pouring, but it tastes like just the right amount. It is a light copper color. You can definitely taste the spice. It is very well balanced. Just the right combination of hops and malt to go with the spices. It actually seems light in body with average carbonation. NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2002
I seem to have developed a high sensitivity for ginger, and to my palate, this is essentially a ginger beer. Lightly sour with noticable alcohol. A nice beer, but not really one that suits my tastes. I should have followed the label's recomendation to have this with a holiday meal. Thanks Dogbrick. MNAle (207) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Golden amber, lightly carbonated. 1 inch slightly off-white head receding to a foamy cap. Spicy aroma, ginger, with a mix of perhaps floral-ish notes. Smooth feel. Taste follows the aroma, with the ginger / spice dominating, but to me it just tastes a bit odd; I can’t pin it down. No bittering to speak of, with the ginger lingering into the finish and aftertaste. There is no sense of alcohol warmth, either. Overall, disappointing. aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
This slightly hazy copper colored ale pours with a beige head that fades quickly, but still leaves a faint lace on the glass. The aroma is faint and hard to pinpoint. Malt and a hint of spice is noticable, but not overpowering. The taste is malty with a touch of cinnamon and citrus, with little bitterness on the rather clean finish. A hint of alcohol sweetness lingers on the finish. The beer feels full on the tongue, with a touch of carbonation effervesence. Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Pours sparkling clear and amber with a white head. Aroma is Moderatly malty;hay, and moderatly hoppy; grapefruit. Flavor is initally lightly sweet and moderatly bitter ant stayed that way through the finish some spice. Light to medium bodied oily and livley.