fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2003
All prepared to give glowing account of the thick roasted malt and subtle spiciness, but going on the memory of the previous night. So I get another bottle out to refine the memory. Turns out that a bottle from the same six pack is chock full of banana esters. Weird and interesting and not the least bit like I remembered the bottle from the night before. Putting in the numbers based on the night before and recollection of liking it last year. Hope the other bottles I have don't exhibit the same as this one. SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Pretty nice seasonal overall. Bottle, poured dark brown with garnet highlights and almost no head. Rich dark malt aroma, brown bread and spice cake with floral hops in the background. Flavor features the spices, nutmeg, allspice, clove, pepper and others. Rich maltiness also with a lingering hop finish. Nice mouthfeel and smooth carbonation. Definitely a winter brew. unclebleen (620) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Pours a dark amber color with a great frothy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty with some light spice. Also detect some nice hops. Taste is very sweet with nice bitterness to follow. Some fruity notes. I don't taste the spice in the flavor that I detected on the nose. I like this beer. Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2003
A reddish-roasted color. Deep tan head. A nice malty hoppy aroma. Has a nice smooth malty even semi-sweet flavor. Not full flavored but very quaffable. A decent winter warmer. mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Mild hoppy malt and caramel aroma.Crimson appearance with light tan head.Thick mouthfeel.Mild,slightly sour dark fruit flavor with malt and caramel and strawberry flavors emerging as it warms.Mild hop finish.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Malt and spice in the nose.The head was short/tan and the lace was sparce/color was a garnet amber.Sweet malt,tease of chocolate and spice,some hops,nice dry finish that lingers.Carbonation is soft and mellow.There is no indication that this was brewed w/any spices.Not bad,not all that great either. Does have some English characteristic at least. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2003
A nice, dark reddish brown color and small, light tan head start this brew. Nose is malt and spice...nice but not pronounced enough. Flavor starts malty and ends with hoppy dryness...really a very dry finish. Strange at first, but by the second or third sip the beer tends to grow on you. Definitely the best offering I've had from Pyramid. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Dark red appearance with a small head and good lacing. Fruity aroma. Initial taste of red licorice, but the sweet malts soon dominated the medium-bodied flavor. Somewhat spicy, hoppy finish. Interesting range of tastes. dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2003
decent winter ale..really roastedd and malty nice hard finish but other iwse not a very remarkable beer to sasy the least..nice colour though it was dark and almost burnt Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Pours ruby, with good head, and decent lacing. Hop aroma with ginger overtones. Again with hop in the flavors, this time a little lighter than the nose. Ginger is more prevelant in the flavor as well as other spices I couldn't put my finger on. This beer is pretty much on par with other pyramid brews: average.