gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2017 GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m shocked I haven’t rated this yet! Having it on tap at Jimmy the Greeks in Old Orchard Beach, ME. Aroma is indistinguishable from most beers. Not bad or off-putting, just not the sweet malty smell you want with a winter ale. Apperance is dark copper, thanslucent haze, pours with a thick head that dissapates quickly with nice lacing. Unfortunately, Jim Koch only uses one kind of hop so all of his beers have a similar flavor. This beer bis sweet, mild malts with light hops and a hint of spices in the background. Nicely balanced. Palate is slightly sticky sweet but not cloyingly so. Overall, it still has that Sam Adams flavor and feel that keeps it from being a superb beer. For a winter beer, it is enjoyable and drinkable.
From old tasting notes. Reddish brown color with a huge beige head. Delicious spicy nutmeg aroma. Zesty toasted malt flavor with hints of cocoa and cinnamon. Good hop flavor. Dry finish and aftertaste. Ferris (15403) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle - Spices and light orange notes. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Spicy, bready and a long finish. ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2017
Got this on sale. Not overly bitter or spicy. Nice aroma but OK taste. May drink again only if I don’t have a better option. ChrisOfstad (90) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2017 Bottle from systembolaget, Charlottenberg! Dark brown, little head. Dull taste Koelschtrinker (20411) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 26, 2017
Trocken malzig gewürziger Antrunk. Weiche Herbe, süßlich, minimal Zimt. Etwas dumpf zum Ende. 8/9/8/9/9/9
Kauge (1958) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2017
Tap sample at beerbistro. Coppery orange, translucent, smallish beige head. Nose of rather subdued malts and spiciness, not what I was expecting. Tastes more Christmasy but the watery mouthfeel ruins my overall impression. Cinnamon and cuminseed (which isn’t there...) flavour perhaps most dominant, a tiny hint of ginger. I wouldnt consider this a very good beer, nor a Bock, as it was labelled in the menu. Sub-par yet in itself not disastrous nor totally undrinkable... Wouldn’t want a whole bottle though! Rod_beer (65) - DF, MEXICO - FEB 2, 2017
Clear dark caramel colour, light tan head. Spicy aroma, full of cinnamon, ginger, orange, green herbs and hops. Mild sweet taste, hints of caramel, ginger, hops and yeast. Light body, bitter aftertaste, fizzy carbonation. Quite good and refreshing. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2017
A: Dark caramel that’s near to red. Creme color head.
N: Toffee, peppercorn, fall leaves, earth, substantial grapefruit, but not in a pleasant way, cracker, some green apple, cherry, and bark.
T: Sweet, bitter, and slightly lactic.
M: Medium light body, no alcohol, crisp carbonation.
O: It’s OK. Nothing to write home about and certainly not in the same zip code as Jubel. unclefrito62 (279) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2017
12 ounce bottle, sampler pack. Light head, Dark amber in color. Smells sweet, Tastes sweet and deep. Maybe some cinnamon. Very smooth on the palate with no after bite. Very drinkable and above average in style. Rich and full body. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Strong and malty aroma. Malty.medium body. Well Drinkable. That’s about it.......