queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle. Bready caramel malt aroma. Clear orange amber with a small beige head. Slightly charred toast, caramel malt flavor with a light spicy/piney hop finish. Medium body with a slight alcohol warmth. JK (6254) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
This is a very good amber ale. Amber color of course, and low carbonation. Flavor has light malt and sweet caramel. Flavor is a balance of sweet caramel and citrus hops, giving this a sort of barleywine character, if not as strong. burg326 (5596) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
On tap at the Brass Tap, poured an amber color with aromas of caramel, nuts, earth, and some malt. Flavors of caramel, earth, booze, and some feint fruit. Interesting beer, nice winter seasonal overall. arone12 (932) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Pours an amber color with some thin hoops. Smells of cardboard and hops. Taste is okay. Nothing special. duaneh (100) - - MAR 16, 2012
Clear reddish amber with one inch of white head that had decent retention. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass surface. Strong aroma of hops. Citrus and pine dominate. Caramel malt is pretty strong and sweet. A faint hint of alcohol in the end as well.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bad day. Found beer. Drank beer. Good beer. Day better. Out of beer. Day back to the way it was. Good beer but not enough in the bottle. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
I had this on draft at Out of the Park Pizza in Anaheim Hills, CA. I’m in the minority on this one: I didn’t care for it. There was some other flavors along with the hops that just didn’t taste good to me. J_man (1022) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Sweet, candied aromas. Clear red/amber color with an initially foamy white head that settles down quickly. Dried fruits and cherry with a caramel sweetness at the front followed by a woody, roasted dryness and then an earthy, pithy bitterness. Not thick but with a creamy texture throughout. Finishes dry and bitter. This is a very nice winter ale. Camons (13036) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
Tap @ Timbers. Pours reddish Golden with lasting offwhite head. Aroma is Rich malty, toast, caramel, good piney hop aroma. Taste is bready malt, toast, burnt caramel, light spicy, some fruit and piney hops. Medium body, lively cabonation. Pretty good. 240212 chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2012
bottle. decent hop aroma with some bread malts. slight hop bitterness but gets overwhelmed by the strong peppermint/spruce finish. not my favorite amber or winter seasonal by far.