wxman (1853) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2017 haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub at CLE. Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head. Various spices in the aroma. Some cinnamon, ginger, and honey. Light and not overpowering. Nice sense of the spices. You can definitely sense the honey and I like that. Very unlike other xmas ales that I have had.
Pours a clear bright amber with a respectable off white head. Aroma is malty and spicy. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits, mild hoppiness and the cinnamon and nutmeg are noticeable in the back. asswrangler (0) - - DEC 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Better this year than last. I taste nutmeg a little more hoppy. Some ginger. Very nice overall. I will be buying more of this.
AndyW68 (1632) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Clear copper pour with white head. Aroma and taste AR cinnamon and nutmeg. Very sticky and some sweet. rcarlisle2020 (1) - - DEC 2, 2017 does not count
This is a delicious Christmas Ale. My favorite! It changes every year based on the local ingredients used. This year is not the best I've had but definitely still amazing!
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Pours a clear golden brown from the bottle with bubbly off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of mild spice notes over a light caramel and bready malt base. Taste follows, clean and light, but something dirty about it, a bit of oxidation. Meh, not one I would go out of my way to have again.
Itzjerm (3134) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Sweet light cinnamon candy flavor. Yeasty malt. At brewery. Thin head. Ok for a Christmas ale. Not over the top.
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Pour is a clear tan with a small white head. Aroma is a nice cinnamon and overall gingerbread cookie sweetness. Flavor is more gingerbread and cinnamon with a little treacle in there. Well past it’s best by dated but the spices are still holding up. When drank fresh the spices must be off the chain, maybe a bit of age on this beer will do it well. BeerdedDave (1901) - Beckley, USA - JAN 25, 2017
dark amber - red color; malty, spicy aroma with cinnamon notes; a nice well balanced beer with just a hint of cinnamon and ginger; smooth and malty up front leaving a bitter, spicy taste Dacrza (1047) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2017
DATE: January 13, 2017... OCCASION: Watching Avatar with the boys for the first time... special stuff... GLASSWARE: Mad Elf snifter... pours a dark amber body with a scarcity of bubbles... a thin ring of white encircles a small island of patchiness... at 7.5% ABV, expectedly short on head... cinnamon, nutmeg, apple, pear, rum, bright citrus (orange peel, lemon)... first sip is vibrant, warming, effervescent and driven to the tongue... a robust, full-bodied sipper that leaves a palatable aftertaste... cherry, apple, cinnamon, light nutmeg, light bread malts, and a sweetness that entices... a BIG flavored ale that warms and welcomes without weighting you down... doesn’t compare or compete with more nuanced or developed seasonals...still, quite solid... BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Aroma cereal, citrus, clove, oranges,
Appearance amber, orange, hazy, white foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body,
Overall another good Christmas beer just not my style. Lots of spice and orange. I would not suggest this beer to a friend.