Ferris (16519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle - Spice and toffee with some orange. Clear copper with a decent white head. Caramel, spice and with a bit of an herbal note. thengling (48) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
330 ml bottle from 2016 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Brilliant amber pour with red highlights. Small diminishing head. Malty grainy aroma with just a hint of fruit. Taste is typical commercial "winter spice" with a little nutmeg, some vegetal hops, slight acrid bitter edge, as of orange or lemon peel. A lot of character for a 4.3% beer, but a little off-balance. weordie (1401) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Pours brown with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy, nutmeg mainly. Lots of nutmeg in the flavour too. Decent. Better than I expected. Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle into snifter. Pours a clear amber colour with a small off white cap. Aroma is fruitcake. Taste is sweet malt and fruity hops. DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle, beer advent calendar. Copper penny hue, average off white head. Nose holds lots of spice, nutmeg especially. Bready caramel, nutmeg, thin mouthfeel, aspirin bitterness. Just ok.
bdleedahl (600) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Very clear amber, no head formation though. Has a mild pudding flavour, and quite hoppy, more than I’d like. The spices are mild. It’s almost like a winter dessert ipa. 2016 Advent. RhetoricalAns (973) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Clear gold-amber pour. Single digit of semi-fluffy white head, spotty lacing and a persistent small cap. Aroma of winter spices, bread, rye, cloves. flavour is quite spicy. medium sweet upfront leads to a moderate bitter finish mixed with a touch of metallic tang. Medium to light body, medium prickling carbonation. UXO (1922) - CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
Appearance: clear deep gold with two fingers of fluffy ivory head, good retention and patchy, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel, seasonal spices, bready, banana, light metallic. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-low carbonation, medium duration lightly spicy finish. (3/5)
Advent day #23 is another example of that style-but-not-really-a-style that I love to complain about, the Winter Warmer. And, unfortunately, this isn’t a particularly good example of that "style" - really just more of a fairly unremarkable ESB with some mild "seasonal spices". (The ABV is far too low to contribute any warming character.) Aside from the frankly off-putting name, there’s nothing much to recommend it one way or the other. (13/20) dfearnley (2317) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Rye, anise, bread, and clove
Adjunct: Rye, wheat, clove, mace, pine and hops; clear amber with a thin head reebtogi (6379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
Craft Beer Advent Calendar (Day 23) 330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger and a half of light beige head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild spice with some caramel and grassy notes. Taste is a light fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a spicy and grassy hop bitterness finishing with some warm spices. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting brew that was quite enjoyable.