Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Rcvd in trade.
The appearance has a red/amber colored body with a thin white foamy head that must die within thirty seconds
The smell has strong nutmeg and cinnamon with some added other "Christmas spices."
The taste well, its actually slightly spicy through the nutmeg and cinnamon with a dry spicy aftertaste and finish.
The palate has a light to medium sort of body with a decent bitter harshness trying to pound the tongue but ends up settling into the carbonation which comes across slightly smooth.
Overall, I say this is a pretty good "Christmas" ale that I would have again. RyanK (276) - Rhode Island, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours a dark but clear red with a white head almost non existent. Smells spicy and herbal, honestly a lot like a moxie soda if you ever smelt one. Light bodied easily drinkable and good level of carbonation. Not over flavorful at all, but quite an interesting beer with much complexity. There is a orange/ lemony citrus elements and little but some bitterness from hops. Mostly that herbal spicy flavor sticks out, but not Belgian type spicy, does still kind of remind me of moxie. Versatile and easy to drink, I feel bad for people (myself included) who may have passed on this before thinking it was a fad beer. I’m surprised I’m rating it this high but its all there. lamas (1661) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. DOB: 10/23/13 (I think). A slightly hazy ruby pour with a smallish khaki head. Hot mulled cider, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, oranges, citrus rinds, caramel, candi sugar, and a hint of peppermint in the aroma. Goes down medium-bodied. A unique ginger/caramel/candi sugar combo starts things off taste-wise. Spruce. Juniper. Fresh figs. Spicy as hell the whole way through. A touch of warming alcohol from start to finish as well. Xmas in a bottle! gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 A decent Christmas beer. Has a nice spicy aroma and taste. A little watery though, I wish it was stronger. jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber color with little white head. Aroma is very nice with nutmeg, spices, and dark fruits. Taste follows the aroma but was much more than I was expecting. The spices are a little too much for me and make this hard to drink.
magsinva (1493) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle - to me, this came off as a higher alcohol version of a typical winter warmer. Well executed, but not exciting. krittenhouse (24) - Shelby, USA - JAN 13, 2014
This is an awesome glass of extraordinary flavor. It is smooth, with a fullness to the mouth. The feel is also pleasant. I so needed this tonight!! sharkbcr (162) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2014
An interesting Christmas beer. Dark amber color, sweet spice aroma and a minimal head. The orange peel really comes through at first then gives way the spices, the figs give it a sweet finish. Very well done. patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
bottle - Pours clear amber with a rich fruity, spicy, malty aroma. The flavor is sweet with some alcohol, dark fruit, oranges, and plenty of spice including cinnamon and nutmeg. Good beer. Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle...Pour is clear ruby..Nose is spice, orange, bitterness, caramels, toffee..Taste is christmas spices, orange, caramel,bread and some dark fruit.. some bitterness..