tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2003
I didn't care for this to much. Dark copper color with a near flat apperance, no head, no carbonation. Aroma is nice blend of spices, but I think it's a little over done in the flavor. I don't feel it's as full bodied as they advertised. A heavier mouth feel and a little less spice might make this a good ale. Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Dark golden amber color with an off-white head. Intensely spicy nose; cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger. The sweet spicy taste is suggestive of mince pie, spicy holiday cookies, or even fruit cake. BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - DEC 13, 2003
Really tasty stuff...color a very rich red/orange. Aroma spicy, with cinnamon and nutmeg hints. Odd comparison, but tastes a lot like christmas cookies, with its hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Between this beer and the Anderson Valley Winter Solstice for my favorite winter beer. raymow (1675) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Excellent Holiday beer. I've had several different holiday brews this year and this along with Anchor Our Special Ale 2003 are the best. BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Typical New Englad winter spiced beer. And not a very good one either. Pours clear dark coppery color with a head that dissapears quickly. The aroma is great, nutmeg and cinniman get me in the Christmas spirit. That's where it ends though and the beer begins it's descent down hill like a sled in the wet snow. Mouthfeel is not full bodied as promised, yet not too thin either. Finishes a bit dry. Flavor doesn't come close to the aroma and really dissapoints. Has a caramel malt flavor that is covered with cinnamon and doesn't blend well at all. Nice try but not a great tasting beer. Best bet for a christmas beer is Anchor OSA.
jgb9348 (6324) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Copper coloured body with a super-sized head full of huge bubbles. Aroma of strong nutmeg, a bit of canella, a large malt background and the always present caramel. Medium-bodied; One-dimensional taste of nutmeg overwhelming all maltiness. Caramel in the aftertaste, but not much else. Overall, a decent beer, not one you'd want all winter long though! I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Norm's in Vienna, Virginia and sampled it on 19-November-2003. TheBeerGod (6233) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Pours a translucent copper. No head but seems spritzy during the pour. Nose is all spice. Definite cinnamon and nutmeg and perhaps ginger. The tongue is more of the same - spice! Cinnamon seems to be dominant. This might be good warmed up. Has a definite holiday sense about it. It's not that bad but seems one dimensional. Finishes well enough but is very uneven. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Clear orange with an unpleasant soapy looking head. The aroma is massive nutmeg and cinnamon. Possibly a little too much spice in the nose. Flavor is all spice. Body is watery and there seems to be very little carbonation. Not a plesant beer. Suttree (6415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Burgandy, thin white head. HUGE apple pice cake aroma. Some cherry and apple pie flavors, as well as some cinnamon spice. Very tasty. sethatuml (38) - USA - NOV 27, 2003
Ugh. Tastes like liquid gingerbread. I couldn't drink more than one. And that one was with me holding my nose.