Fatehunter (2518) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is gingerbread, cardamom and cinnamon. Quite festive.
The taste is more of the same. Very sweet, like actually eating a gingerbread house, but without the super-sweet frosting.
The texture is fairly crisp with moderate carbonation.
The taste is too sweet for me.
Funknmilla (743) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sept 2014-12 oz bottle...spices on the sniff...cinnamon and a little nutmeg/ginger...weird almost like Pepsi on the first sip....I’m thinking this beer came from the swamps and needs to return there...its as tormented as the monster on the label....sharp sour spices...I feel like I’m drinking potpourri...bleh
obguthr (6187) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nutmeg and cardamom nose. Cleat garnet brown, medium tan head. Ginger and cardamom. Finishes with nutmeg. Medium body, but lacking a flavot base. Not very enjoyable for me. A bit of a spiced mess.
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell winter spices cinnamon nutmeg and ginger. Decent body nice dark color.Not well balanced but grew on me as I drank. Some hop bite in the finish. Slight herbal medicinal finish. Very close to old fezziwig actually would like to do a blind test and see if I could tell the difference. Enjoyed this.
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose of ginger and spice, light caramel, touch of cinnamon, less roast. Pours a deep brown-burgundy with plenty of slow-moving carbonation, a noisy tan head. Watery body with light bitterness, light sweetness assumedly from the spice, dull caramel under stronger roast (sort of like roast chicory), a big honk of ginger to deaden the rest. Touch of cinnamon. A rye/pumpernickel finish with fresh citrus just lightly ladled on top, but only for accent. Fresh and enjoyable at a moderate pace, and there’s some good malt roundness here. Yum!
Beer5000 (6328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Clear, deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma is dominated by ginger, but also some cinnamon and caramel malt. Flavor has also lots of cinnamon, but not too much like some ginger ales tends to be with an almost burning ginger flavor. Soft caramel malt, moderate bitterness and some Christmas cake spices like cinnamon. Medium body and nice in aftertaste. This is a very nice spicy ale for me, e.g. something more than just a novelty beer, rather a beer I might enjoy to drink occasionally.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Notes of cinnamon, spice, and a lot of ginger. The finish was heavy ginger and roasted malt. Not bad for the style.
Beerdedone (3372) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon, light caramel and other spices. Flavor of gingerbread, caramel, cinnamon, bready malts and had some winter spices.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. If you really like ginger, you might like this. Too much for me, felt like more of a novelty beer with really no substance. I’m out on this one.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a finger of off white head. Ginger bread, spice, bread. Aroma felt artificial. Lighter than expected body
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Pours dark brown with no head.
Aroma: Mild gingerbread and dark roast. Grain.
Taste: Ginger root, a touch of curry, cola.
Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium bodied. Modest carbonation. Points awarded for a great name/label.
Overall: This beer deserved more body to go along with the sweet holiday spice profile. Over all, it didn’t deliver the goods like most holiday ales do.