shadbow (84) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Great holiday beer w great aroma and just the right amount of spice. Drinkable. Might be my favorite holiday spice beer.
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Wow, this has to be a prototype for what a low alcohol Holiday beer should be. Lots of spices in the flavor and aroma, especially high in cinnamon. The beer was a nice brown color. Low in alcohol but big in flavor. Even though it has a lot of spice it is well balanced and you can drink glass after glass. TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2013
On tap at Papago. Hazy brown with off white thin head. Smells like a pumpkin beer but has lots of other spice flavors in the mix like a spiced cider version of beer. The spices are well apportioned though without making it too sweet or tiring to drink. The beer at the base of all the spices is not too heavy either, feeling thin on the mouth which makes it easy to take another sip. I've always held Anchor Steam's Christmas as the holiday beer to beat and I think this one might do it.
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UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 on tap @ papago. pours a rich amber hue with a fluffy tan head that fades slowly into a ring. smells like apple harvest festivals in pennsylvania...hard apple cider spiked with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice, caramel/brown sugar and orange. body is medium but leaves a sticky film on my lips. carbonation is nearly nil. palate is very vinous and spicy from hops (or, possibly from all the spices!)...a robust combination of the aroma. it’s almost overwhelming with the spices but some how i can’t stop drinking it. definitely reminds me of living in apple country... SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2008
On tap at Papago. Hazy rich amber pour with a big creamy head that lasts throughout. Amazing aroma of holiday baking spices, brown sugar and light fruit. Flavor is slightly sweet and fruity, but the spices really dominate. Medium bodied, with a lingering holiday cookie flavor that makes you want more. Really amazing. I’m happy to see something this unique and delicious coming from an Arizona brewer!
highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
whar a nice aroma. sweet but from spice. nice and clear orange amber color. flavor of big spice upfront and anice maltiness to go with it. medium body and a nice holiday finish.
excellent. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2010
orangish pour. Nice aroma of christmas cookies, spice, cinnamon, brown sugar, wheat. Flavor is smooth, creamy and spicy with nice notes of mulling spices, and fruit cake. Very good! BelgianBeerGal (4087) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. I’m a sucker for Christmas Ales and this was nice and totally unique. Tons of spruce, fruit and spice. This reminded me of a German spiced punch. Really cool. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2010
On tap @ Papago. Pour is deep amber with a tan head. Aroma is full of holiday cheer showing notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and ginger. Flavor shows the same. Overall body is moderate, soft, and extremely spicy. Definately has to be your type of thing, but definately good around the holidays. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Poured an orange-amber color. Aroma of spice, bread, and cookies. Flavor was spot on for the style. Spice, cookies, bread, and a bit of alcohol. Just really well done.