beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2007
The beer pours slightly dark copper. Is this Ringwood, am I supposed to dislike this? Its a bit butterscotch and toffee, more so in the aroma. A bit spicy yeastiness. Eh, another Middle Ages beer.jberti (19) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2007
12oz bottle, small goblet glass.
On tap at Mahars. Amber copper color, lacking any noticable aroma from the pour. Complex flavors ranging from a spicey fruity (close to a cider) but balanced off by bitter hops. Not a bad winter ale. beerlord (217) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Beautiful deep copper color with a thick white head. MAlty arom with a touch of hops. Toasted malt and carmel come through before the hop bittereness kicks in, Very complex medium mouth feel beer. One of the best "Winter" ales out there. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/07/1997jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
very dark amber with ruby highlights, rich malt aroma with floral hops, heavy malt flavor, dry, slight bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Bottle. Pours a deep amber body with nice head. Aroma is buttery, creamy, malt. Flavor is creamy butter, cranberries, spices, lightly bitter, caramel.
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2007
The ringwood yeast is prominent here and it accompanies the aggressively hoppy clover-like flavor I’m starting to associate with the MA beers. The body seems a bit too light for a winter warmer. Balance doesn’t seem to be here and its hard to gauge this one. MattShizzle (613) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
Bottle - from sampler pack. Copper color, slightly cloudy. Strong full flavor, definitely notice hops. A bit sweet. redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Not really my thing. It seems overly bitter and not-too-complex, somewhat like the beers Saranac churns out. Despite my love for Middle Ages, this one definitely falls short. chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2007
pours very red yellow. . tastes like a scotch ale with its strong malty character... some citrus in there as well, i wish it was a bit more spicy, other than that it tis an alright brew. doublebock (558) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Amber color , very flat , lack of any noticiable aroma or head, very milld spiciness bit of orange at the finish