macca147 (736) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2017 HoppyPete (27) - - OCT 8, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful Christmas Ale. Lovely carbonation. Lingering head. Lovely spices, in both the aroma and flavour. Worth a second bottle.
Taster at Bucket Boys, Marrickville. Pours a copper with a reddish tinge. Aroma: caramel malt, toffee, nutmeg, spice and christmas fruit cake notes. Taste: toffee, nutmeg, mild cinnamon and ginger, dried fruit, malt and fruitcake flavours. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Moderate sweetness with a mildy spicy finish. Very tasty! Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2017
330mL bottle from Beer Love online. Bottled 29/11/16
Dense pale copper body, small off-white head.
Bread malts upfront - dark brown sugar, nutmeg spice & ginger; doesnt give away too much.
Thick body, good weight, warming, luscious.
More spice on the palate - nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger, glace orange to accompany rich dark brown sugar & bready/pudding sort of notes. Touch of bitterness, warm finish.
Nice winter warmer. ANZUShophunter (646) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2017 From bottle in Belgian ale glass on the appropriate day. Pours a murky orangish amber with off-white head and yeasty aroma punctuated by hops. Malty and tasty: fruitbread, nutmeg, spice, and a bit of a boozy finish. CurlyJoe (383) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2017 Dark orange/yellow with some white head. Very bitter at the start bit mellows with Christmas fruits, like raisins and cherry. Maris (1611) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2016
From a 330ml bottle on 11/12/2016. Pours a light amber with a small head. The nose is light spice. Taste wise there’s a bit of Christmas cake, Belgian yeast and a bit of spice. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Not bad but fails to inspire any real enthusiasm.
Dervock (1506) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2016
Tap Bitter Phew - board said 8.8%, cloudy orange pour. aroma sweet malt, caramel and fruit. Taste was sweet and boozy up front with a long lingering finish. Palate was smooth and creamy. KeefOz (1948) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
Poured a translucent murky orangey amber with 5mm of off-white foam that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. carbonation moderate with fine to medium bubbles. Aroma strongly of mixed spices and possible pepper with hints of caramel; no obvious alcohol. Taste of mixed spices with hints of sweet malt; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. A nice warming winter ale. vanvenlo (1923) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2014
East of Everything ontap(23-Dec-2014)Big veg floral aroma.Dark amber,ok head&suds lace.Veg sweet berry candy spice flavour.Spirit berry herb finish&candy spice aftertaste. Koelschtrinker (22056) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Gewürziger Antrunk, deutlich zu süß. Mittelstarke Karbonisierung, etwas Honig. Klebrig, minimal bitter...8/8/7/9/7/9 Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Very floral and fruity aroma. Cloudy brown colour with good head. Strong alcoholic flavour with hop finish. Medium body and carbonation.