bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
(Draught) Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Descent tasting beer with a nice clean palate. bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2003
copper with a small off white head. mild herbal hop and spice aroma. thin bodied with a mild hop bitterness, with hints of nutmeg and some fruitiness. OK but nothing special. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2003
This is pretty easy drinking. Nothing at all exciting, but some nice hop flavor peeping from under the dark malt flavors. Not bad, not great. wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Pours dark amber with a strong tan head. Strong pine aroma. Flavor is a little sweet with a heavy grass finish. Soapy aftertaste almost ruins the flavor. Not as thick or strong as most winter brews. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
This beer didn't really impress me that much. It tasted very malty and dry, but it was not horrible. It was hard to drink more than a few of these. OK.
god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
Smells like apples. Shallow off-white head with a lot of lace. Strong carbonation keeps the head up for a long time.
Caremellt-brown color, dry texture. The killer is the sour-alkaline finish that puts the nail in the coffin: not that great a beer. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Pours a dark red with a light tan head, similar to many of the winter brews out right now. Roasty sweet caramel malt aroma, some nice fruity hops backing it up. Taste was a bit of a let down, very watery and bland. Very lightly malted with a mild fruity hop finish. Just a boring winter brew. Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Nice malty sweet spice nose, small thin head, almost non existent, nicely carbonated robust full bodied taste, nicely balanced, slightly dry very refreshing, nice bitterness. piscator34 (2646) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2004
Medium brown/red in colour. Lots of leafy hop smells which remind me of raking leaves in the fall. The flavors are of dry roasted malts, pine, and a bit of brown sugar. Light and dry finish. Nothing special, but drinkable nonetheless. shadey (2152) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2004
On Tap @ MacGreggors in Henrietta. Of course they serve everything in their dimpled mugs, so there is very little in the way of presentation. The color was dark, but I can’t make a call as to whether it was black or it was just too dark in the bar for me to tell. There wasn’t a lot of flavor to this beer. It was mild at only 5.5 percent, I was would expect more from a winter beer. The flavors were slight roast and spice with a tiny tinge of bitterness at the very end, but an incredibly short finish. Overall, it wasn’t offensive, but I wanted a bit more alcohol strength and a bit more flavor.