crossovert (14152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
12 oz bottle.
It pours a reddish brown with a foamy off white head.
It smells like caramel.
The flavor is pretty tame. It has some caramel malt, some roastiness, and some spices, but it also has a certain wateriness and some metallic flavor.
It certainly isn’t as good as their winter lager, but that isn’t saying too much.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-09-2010 22:59:17 argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Clear red-brown body with minimal beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cinnamon, licorice, brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet, light spice, some malt. Watery light-medium body. BeerandBlues2 (14063) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Dark brown to amber in color with a foamy tan head. Malty and caramel aroma. Bitter malt flavor; also, a bit toasty and roasted. Medium body and a bit dry at the end. Christian (13932) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
Copper with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar with a touch of cinnamon and other spices. Sweet and malty flavour with mild spices. Camons (13523) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours brown with a brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, spices. Taste is sweet with malt, caramel, browncookies, cinnamon and other spices. Sweet, but pretty good. Medium body, soft carbonation. 040210
j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2010
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear ruby caramel brown with a thin to medium sized beige head. Sweet caramel, malt, and light spices. Medium bodied, caramel and vanilla. A bit empty overall though. Malt, vague hints of spice. Dry bitter finish with more spice and toast. hopdog (13267) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis (thanks!). Poured a darker copper color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, ginger, cinnamon and caramel. Tastes of orange peel, caramel and lighter spices. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
(12oz bottle) Pours an amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cinnamon, chocolate, nutmeg, and other spices. Flavor of caramel, toffee, nuts, and cinnamon. slowrunner77 (13231) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"you can really taste the malt sweetness and great blend of spices in this beer. it’s like drinking a Christmas cookie! always a yearly seasonal brew, i wish they’s let me get a sixer of this, so i could avoid the (old) cranberry lambic in the holiday pack."
Sammy (13017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
A lager with initially fizzy carbonation that fades as it warms to just significant carbonation. Clearly orange and cinammon, a spot of ginger for spice, and caramel. Weak finish. Medium mouthfeel. Rather a bold herbal tea. Nice chestnut amber colour.