hitemwitthehein (22) - - NOV 18, 2017 matthewjk (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whoa Hohoho my fellow ratetarians...I will tell you straight up that I think most Christmas ales are not appealing to me; however, S.T. is so damn good at what they do, they blew this one up! My sense of smell is terrible, but even I can detect the fantastic fruit cake aromas of this thing. The beautiful mahogany color will catch your eye. Your nose and tongue will like this one; all the seasonal aromas and flavors are accounted for. Finish has a little alcohol on it, but I like it. The best beer in "Christamas Ale" category by far.
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2017 ABV- 8.0 Double Spiced Ale.
.Appearance: Deep red, frothy tan head. Some subtle carbonation visible.
.Aroma: Heavy spice - cloves, cinnamon, ginger. Orange peel, fig.
.Taste: Upfront clove, nutmeg, cinnamon. Ginger spice, malt sweetness. Powerful spice dominating most of the flavor.
.Mouthfeel: Medium body, full, rich, slight creaminess.
.This one is simple, it is exactly what it says on the bottle. A double ale brewed with an array of spices. If you drink this you will get the spice twice. Definitely on the noise and you certainly will taste it as well. It is what it is, with a very good palate. I feel this beer does what it set out to do, put some Christmas spirit in a bottle. 2x. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2017
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 (1299) - 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 (140) - 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 (4705) - 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 (6286) - 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. drpimento (3760) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Somewhat muted holiday spice brew. Not great, but not bad. Hint of solvent. Good body. Good finish. tsd08460 (1243) - 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 (286) - 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.