smith4498 (3670) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle from secret Santa 2012 - blutt59. Pours clear copper color with tan head. Toasted malt and caramel aromas. Moderately sweet caramel flavor with some toasted malts and a little nutty. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Bob. Berbatov (30) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
dark brown. light foam head. lots of dark fruit and raisin. light mouth. ages fairly well too. jhamp9 (1934) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Clear copper pour with a thin white head. Leaves nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, bread, and spicy hops. Taste is sweet toffee, bread, and spicy. Prickly carbonation. Really nice beer. southernolkart (55) - - NOV 15, 2012
A greatly forward winter ale. Nice sweet malty flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Favorite Chris's ale so far this year.
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12oz bottle poured into glass. Early for Christmas but oh well. This beer is primarily malt forward. The malt gives off a ginger bread esc flavor with a tad bit of spice. Would have liked a bit more spice, but overall pretty decent.
ration (2261) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
041112. Tap at the brewery, Houston tx. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma hops, spices, caramel. Slight sweet toffee taste. Not that spicy. Not Bad. Wordsworth (147) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
My favorite seasonal Christmas beer. A lightly sweet malty flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Goes down very smooth despite the high ABV. Great beer. dnstone (3485) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Nice copper color with thin soft off-white head. Soft palate, malty rich with a spiced edge. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Got this as an extra in a trade, thanks Brad! Poured from a bottle into a Great Divide Cervoise goblet.
A: Pours a nice deep amber with light orange hues around the edges. A one finger white head pops up and then goes down just as quick.
S: I’m picking up some faint caramel malts and some light grassy pine, but nothing really else and the smell is faded (it’s probably 8-10 months old at this point so I’ll take that into consideration). There is a very slight booze note on the backend.
T: Some piney and grassy hops are very present with a slight spice undertone. The bready malts create the backbone for the rest of the brew, but like the nose has faded with Father Time.
M: It’s very smooth and crisp, light to medium bodied. Very drinkable at this point.
O: Very faded in its time. This beer really doesn’t hold up well. in terms of flavor profiles, but it is far from undrinkable. I would love to try this beer fresh to see if there are any spices or anything else that may have faded.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-16-2011 Ratman197 (15216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, light fruittiness and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, spice and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.