Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pint at McMenamins St. Francis School in Bend--Poured a deep hazy copper-amber with a wispy white head. Glowing very, nice looking brew. Mildly spicy with some cinnamon and perhaps nutmeg in there. Creamy mouth feel with some sweet notes, and more spice in the finish. Had that typical McMenamins finish that I didn’t care for. Pretty sessionable for a winter beer. Ok. bhensonb (15974) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Draft in the Clackamas pub. Slightly spiced, lightly roasted malt aroma (spiced brown ale). Brown color. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. Mild Xmas spices, maybe a ginger note over smooth brown ale. Finish is a little harshly roasted malt with some sharpish spice. troopie (2497) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Draught. Poured deep red with thin white head. Aroma of spice and ginger. Gingery and peppery flavour. Lasting peppery finish. AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
The thing I like about this xmas beer is that it doesn’t have too much of the spice flavors, actually, it hardly has any at all. It’s mostly just a robust red ale with a tiny bit of cinnamon. Smooth finish. BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Pours a perfect holiday pint of full amber- bodied ale with a crisp, albeit, quickly fading head. Mild, pleasant warm spice aroma. Cinnamony flavor with other spices in the background.
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Draught @ John Barleycorns: Thick hazy amber, moderate off-white foamy head, clingy lacing. Soft malt aroma, oddly enough a little
cheese and horseblanket. Otherwise very non-descript. Malty on the tongue, slight sweetness, but not very spicy as the description
suggests. Smooth overall, low hop profile, moderate body and mouthfeel. Clean finish, comes across as a heftier Amber Ale. Not that
special, otherwisea fairly decent sessionable beer. Crit (4105) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
Hazy dark amber,beige head. Lightly spiced malt nose. Spices blend to create a piney juniper taste. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This was decent but a little too spicy. Decent malt background, subdued hops and an overabundance of cinnamon. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2005
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of holiday spices (cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg). Flavor of mild hops and winter spices. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2005 Update: I tried this at the Broadway McMenamins and this beer was so much better. The spice really jumped out on this keg, lots of ginger bread tastes, cinnamon, and some sweeter malts upfront. I don’t know why the High St. Pub had such a bad batch of this.
On tap at the High St. Mcmenamins. Pours a dark mahogany red with a tall soft beige head. Aroma is very light malty, a bit toasty with just the faintest of spices, not really much there. Taste starts with just a quick nutty malt, then finishes with unbalanced bitterness, not very hoppy, just bitter, and a faint tartness. This brew was rather fruity, but very watery and unimpressive.