Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Poured up on tap at the Kuhnhenn brewpub with deep copper body and off white head. The aroma is like citrus and pineapple followed by red wine, various spicy notes and then orange peel at the end of the draw. The taste is spicy with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon as well as producing notes of orange peel and cloves. I also get plums and raisins heading toward a faint pepperiness. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 Bottle: 2012. Thanks, Tammy. Rich, dark chestnut color with not much head, almost a completely bare top after a few moments. Aroma of fruity, jelly candy & light fruit cake. Lightly tart & modestly sweet raspberry notes with some other berry aromas, toasted nuttiness, & Skittles! No, seriously, lots of fruity candy. The taste is fruit cake. Seriously, bready & light toast, some raspberry, cherry, faint raisin, some caramel, light honey, toasted pecans, mild woodsy notes.... This is seriously like a Christmas dessert. Golden California raisin & toasted cakey finish. Sweet, desserty, & lathered in mild berry syrup. This is unique, & it’s pretty tasty. Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle..Pour is amber with a tan head..Nose is cherries, peach, dark fruit, spice, nougat...Taste is spice, peaches, vanilla, spice, more cherries, and cake.. gormanb (174) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2010
On cask-- aroma- chocolate, lemon and orange zest, herbs, spice, wild yeast, hemp, vegetable. pours cloudy light brown. Taste is warm cider spice, apple, cinnamon, honey, basil, bread. palate is full bodied, slightly heavy, some carbonation. Very spicy and one of a kind. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 Draft. Aroma has notes of candied fruits, cherries, holiday spice and cough syrup. Hazy dark brown hue with a white head. Flavor is very very sweet and a nice sour/tart finish. Palate is very full bodied and cloying with a soft carbonation. Overall a much better experience this time. The beer was nice and very rich. Initial Rating: 8-3-7-3-13
Draft. Aroma has notes of mint, strong hydroponic weed, spice, cloves, cinnamon and weeds. Hazy medium amber hue w/ off-white head. Medium bodied. A fuckin nasty beer. Smelled like a pirate hooker with a yeast infection.
mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
draft at solstice. pours hazy orange aroma of nuts and fruit. taste kinda like hawaiian punch. cool xmas beer ICEatALAMO (1353) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2012
bottle from ’12 winter solstice. The pour is a little strange. A very hazy brownish color. Almost has a blue hue to it. Also has tons of stuff floating in it. The aroma has a bunch of fruit, with a hint of vinegar. The taste is a little thin, but yummy. An unusual beer, but tasty and something very different from a normal christmas beer. I get the punch reference earlier. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
bottle, thanks to mikem, dark amber color with white foam, aroma and flavor of cherries and some pie crust , very fruit filling like Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2011
6th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Sweet, fruitcake nose, with spice (anise, fennel), candied fruit, and a soapy medicinal bitterness in the body. Strange. If I drank a full glass I suspect this would score lower. Dunt (321) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle received from Ken, thanks for picking me up bottles man! Pours a completely opaque/murky reddish brown in color with very little head on the pour. Nose is pretty medicinal, smells a lot like berry, cherry cough syrup in particular. Flavor is pretty one dimensional berry as well. It is reminiscent of a fruit cake, there is some bready/doughiness to it. Mouthfeel is light and a little syrupy, not much in terms of carbonation, a moderate finish, and only slightly boozy. Not bad, not great, decent middle of the road beer. Happy I got to try it.