SteveOrz85 (257) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2015
2015 edition. Can. Served in tulip glass. Well Chilled. Aggressive pour gives thick three finger off white head, which moderately thins. Good amount of lacing. Beer is dark amber in color. Aroma is mostly malts with some faint spices. Light notes of bread and some caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet with light to moderate spicing. Good malt notes, light bread and some caramel. Spices are primarily cinnamon and allspice. A light to medium bodied beer with a softer texture and average carbonation. Some spices linger in finish. Overall a solid Christmas spiced ale. A good moderate selection for a holiday party. samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 24, 2015
Can to snifter. Deep dark reddish brown, clear. Brazilian cherry. Aroma is cherry, honey cranberry, brandy, wine, cloves.
Taste is honey, ash, ginger?. A lot of aromatics do not show up in the taste.
Feel is watery, medium carb, but little body.
Good, not great. BroadestTom (457) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Aroma cinnamon, clove, bread,
Appearance amber, orange, hazy, cloudy, frothy, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body, fizzy,
Overall I would love to try this beer fresh because I feel like all the spices have faded and it has turned into a more malt forward beer. Still I would suggest this beer to a friend. nittanyjim (119) - - MAY 8, 2015
2014 version, can. Deep red copper, nice dark tan head that disappears quickly. Gingerbread noise, sweet undertone. Orange? Gingerbread, cinnamon, cloves. Slight bitterness on the back end. Light/moderate carbonation. Decent, perhaps heavy on the spices. nuplastikk (6514) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12oz can. Filtered amber-orange body. Foamy off-white/beige head. Big spiced aroma. The spices dominate. The base beer is sort of bland, doesn’t really hold up to the spice. I’d say the ginger and cinnamon have the biggest roles, but they are all there. Forgettable, boring offering.
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pours amber-copper with a thin off white head with some lacing. Aroma is of winter spices, sweet malts, caramel, light pine, and some dark fruits. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel a pretty sweet, medium finish. Overall, a very festive, but only decently tasty holiday ale that might be just a tad too spiced and sweet. ryanscourt (1571) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 Ruby red christmas appearing beer. Pours nicely from the can. To thin on the body and heavy on spices. Dry finish. Ok but just doesn’t all fit together great for me.
Retried almost a year later. Improving score 2.9 --> 3.1. Tastes like x-mas. Some winter warmers very similar to pumpking. HeadyDE (885) - Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Can pour..crimson brown color..nose is a combo of a gingerbread house..spiced wafer cookie and nutmeg, taste is the same, didnt care for this very much, like the to/from label space on the can Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with a two finger head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, cloves and ginger. bnokk (548) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2014
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APPEARANCE - carmel color, very nice lacey white head with real staying power.
NOSE - good spice notes.
FLAVOR - good Christmas ale, nothing about it sets this beer apart.
NOTES - like many Christmas ales have tasted to Bnokk, this one seems like it is trying to replicate GLBC Xmas ale.