riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of spice in the nose - ginger and cinnamon are most noticeable. Bready sweet pie notes somewhat. Pours amber with not much head or lace. Caramel, cinnamon, ginger, pie like notes - fruit cake perhaps? Light bitter in the finish with lingering spices. Not bad, just not really my thing.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: 1/16/2010 Source:Butters big apple pie spices , cinanmon, allspice, and a pumplin like friuitiness. Clear amber with little head. Medium sweetness with some spicy bitterness. Medium body and mouth feel. Finish is dry and spicy.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 14, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is heavy cinnamon and caramel. Flavour is caramel, light bitter, cinnamon and alcohol. To spicy for me.
patrick767 (4047) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at Fort Wayne tasting - Pours dark ruby red and smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and malts. The flavor is sweet and spicy, a full bodied brew that as intended goes very well with winter. Nicely done.
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark yet clear coppery amber with a small beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Taste of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Too sweet for me and quite overdone.
thewolf (12491) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours murky chestnut with a small and rather fizzy off-white head. Finishes as a thin film. Heavy spicy aroma, "gløgg", raisins, red wine, cloves, cinnamon, light caramel. Medium carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is light sweet, lots of caramel, cinnamon, coriander, cranberries. Lovely Christmasy feel. Very dry finish with cinnamon, raisins and cloves. Nice spicy beer
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours dark red/brown with a small off white head that doesn’t stuck around too long. Aroma shows fairly intense spice. Pretty much indistinguishable from a pumpkin beer. Brown sugar, cinnamon, cookies. I suppose this is kind of Christmas smelling. The spice overwhelms any malt or yeast flavors (not to mention hops). I’m not a huge fan of Christmas beers period, but I suppose this is to be expected with the style. Not bad just not to my preference. Flavor is pretty much the same. Not overspiced but fairly close. Not extremely drinkable. This is fine it’s just ordinary and boring. If I had to drink a Christmas beer I’d still pick Great Lakes. Though I could do without all of them.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish/amber beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is cinnamon and sweetness. The flavor is malt, sweetness and cinnamon. The palate is sweet. Overall too much spices.
emacgee (4672) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clean ruby copper with one finger of light tan head. Nose is big on sweet spices, caramel malt, nutmeg and allspice, gingerbread. Flavor is typical spiced ale, sweet, spicy, nutmeg and ginger foremost, caramel malt, some pumpkin meat. palate is full with a low carbonation and a crispness from the spices.
faroeviking (10742) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella, Thank Ball le Pinn. Dark brown colour, medium light brown head. Very Christmas cookie spiced aroma indeed, sweet with nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper. Good mouthfeel. Spiced sweet flavour with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pepper and caramel. Well lasting spiced pleasantly sweet finish. Nice.