MountainJess (22) - Vallecitos, New Mexico, USA - AUG 3, 2017 Scipio (1185) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear amber with a head that is just off white. Aroma is a blend of floral hops and bread. But this could be generous, as it leans towards a neutral. I might get a bit of caramel in there actually. The taste is much more of the same. Not much really to note except that there is a really yeasty flavor that is prevalent throughout. Thankfully, there isn’t really any aftertaste, although that yeastiness does linger slightly. Surprisingly, this is light in body considering that this is a little stronger. The texture is thin and slick. I don’t like to be rude, but to call this something seasonal in any season, especially the winter, is kind of insulting.
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2017 Good - but almost over the top to me. Too much everything but sometimes I really just want that. Not an everyday brew for me but when I wand it... I want it Jabah (509) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2017
On clearance at Total Wine & More for $5/6-pack. Seems about average at best for the style. Not much aroma. Has a hazy medium orange to gold appearance. Medium malt and hops...ok balance. Drinkable...just not much exciting here. jjgmd (2227) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Can. Pours a very dark deep copper rusty pour with a long lasting beige head. Nose is deep pine and resin and hoppy. Taste is bitter with deep pine and resin. Taste is bitter, hoppy with pine and resin, drinks like a WC IPA rather than an APA. Quaff Score 6 / 10 gyllenbock (9713) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
On tap at Small Bar, San Diego.
A bit hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, floral hops, light malt and some caramel. Similar taste. The body was medium as was the bitterness.
PhillyCraft (7739) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Wow, draft at freshcraft, pours a yuengling shade with small head. Clear copper. Smell and flavor are the sweetest malt, wood, dirty malt, and gross fruit. Medium bodied. God awful
graham_murphy (695) - - JUL 16, 2016
Wow. Can’t figure out if it’s a strong pale ale, a weak barley wine or a hoppy amber. Whatever it is I like it. Surprisingly sweet with lots of orange and marmalade from the Golding hops. Didn’t know they had it in them! Great spicy aroma and lingering bitterness. Guess it’s a winter beer for the sweetness but I’ll have it any time of the year. andrepintado (3613) - Porto, PORTUGAL - JUL 10, 2016
33cl can. Dark orange to brown color. Thin medium beige head. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Aroma is malt, piney, hop, orange. JohnRMurdoch (5004) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2016
12oz can from Valhalla’s Goat. Orange brown, reasonable head. Spicy toffee hop aroma. Creamy malty hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. More an amber than a pale ale. A bit too syrupy sweet and malty for me. Evilkniamhel (1034) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2016
Can from Appellation WInes Comely Bank. Pours clear amber. Nose of caramel malts, resin, citrus. Taste is sharp, bitter, fruity, long dry finish. Ktwse (5358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Pours hazy amber with low white head. Aroma is very floral, citrus and resin notes. Taste is medium bitter, slightly astringent, with a lightly floral finish. Light and smooth body with soft to average carbonation.