ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2017 Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Very Christmasy. Lots of spices, but enough malt to back it up. Hid alcohol fairly well.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear. very dark red that was nearly brown in the glass with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had heavy dark bread, nutty malt and caramel; light spicy hops; grape; raisin; date; fig; slight alcohol; holiday spices; dark fruits; and oranges. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly acidic and sour. There was caramel, fruitcake, figs, raisin, dates, dark fruit, citrus, orange, and holiday spices. The medium body was extremely easy to drink and was a bit oily with slightly soft but tingly carbonation and a dry if anything, but not really much of any finish.
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky brown color with a small white head. The aroma is cinnamon, all spice and sweet additionals. The taste mirrors the nose. an excellent winter warmer. Aggiebob (1125) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle. It poured a murky brown color witha thin off-white head. The aroma was allspice with some dark fruit notes on the tongue. It has a thick mouthfeel and an overall warming sensation. Not bad, but I probably need to try this again when it is cooler. LowBrau (139) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 4, 2017
Deep reddish brown, thin tan head. Cardamom, allspice, clove, ginger, molasses, orange, dark roasted malt. Medium heavy sweet and bitter, medium tart. Spicy and fruity - they did a pretty good job of imitating glogg. emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Cloudy amber gold pour with one to two fingers of sandy white head. Nose and flavor are an absolute spice-affront to the sense. Bitter and astringent dry spices with warming alcohol and some malt sweetness. You know EXACTLY what this tastes like... JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Chestnut color with a light tan colored, small and slowly diminishing head. Spicy aromas, with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, juniper, and orange zest. Hints of toasted malt in the backdrop. Initial pale and toasted malt sweetness is quickly overpowered by the spices. Some toffee and caramel work their way back in near the finish. Nearly burning linger from what seems to be ginger. I like it as a holiday sipping sort of brew. 12/12
BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Aroma citrus, alcohol, clove, spices,
Appearance amber, hazy, cloudy, minimal head, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body,
Overall they nailed the holiday spirit in this beer. Lots of spice with hints of orange peel. Not my type of beer so my raiting is low for that reason. It’s still a good beer from a good brewery. I would not suggest this beer to a friend. moderrnlifeiswar (58) - Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2017
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Somewhat muted holiday spice brew. Not great, but not bad. Hint of solvent. Good body. Good finish. tsd08460 (1165) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes
Aroma: citrus, spices, caramel
Appearance: clear amber with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Tasty kingaugusta (270) - Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Pours reddish amber with a quick off white head. Nose is bread and nutmeg with a little rosemary. Flavor is a blast of sweet fruit against a very festive and strong blend of spices. Very potent and unique. Finish is semi spicy and sticky. Just wow, what a one of a kind beer.