ben4321 (6529) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 11/28/11, Rating # 1988, the Doug Williams Super Bowl Year!
jcr (2719) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Aroma: The nose is somewhat fruity, there’s some pine hops, and some caramel malts
Appearance: A clear dark orange-brown color with a lasting creamy beige head and heavy lacing
Flavor: The taste is fairly balanced between the medium sweetness and medium hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, with a fairly creamy feel to it, a soft carbonation, and a semi-dry finish
This is a solid beer. It has a good balance to it and a pretty decent mouthfeel. It isn’t an amazing offering, but it is solid enough.
Bottle. Clear, deep amber body. Fuzzy. off-whitye head. Raw, leafy hop aroma on top of caramel malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Raw grain taste with a lingering bitterness and sweet caramel taste. More hop flavor than many amber ales. Ron (3993) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Clear amber with a foamy light tan head. Aroma of light caramel malt with some light citrus and pine. The flavor is a blend of bitter hops and lightly sweet caramel malt with no alcohol taste. Medium body with average carbonation and a clean finish. A lot of hops for an amber. jb (3267) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Boring after some of the others I sampled at McGregors. Amber, orange-ish, nice head, retention. Vegetable broth nose, spicy, decent taste and smell, which are similar, but can’t place the unusual note. Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottled 10.31.11, with "A prost: To making the green light" printed under the cap. Pours bright orange and copper with a medium foamy light brown head that leaves thick lacing. Aromas of sweet pine and ripe tropical fruit (papaya, guava), sugar, and dough. The flavor is sweet malt and pine, overripe fruit, sugar, and an earthy/bitter pine finish. Medium body, slightly warming, and a bit dry. Tasty, a nice seasonal warmer. 
gururyan (727) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Very nice Widmer! It tastes like winter in my mouth. I’m not going to make the same mistake I made with the Okto, I’m stocking up! topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is spicy hop and sweet caramel. Flavor is a little caramel, lots of piney hop, grapefruit, light toasty malt, with a bitter finish. Metalchopz (3416) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
Got a free bottle at the Brew’s Best Beer Fest on my trip to Vegas. Pours a clean copper with a big warm cap that stays a while and leaves decent lacing. The nose is pretty hoppy (like an IPA) with the caramel malt. Very nice smooth and silky mouthfeel. The taste is very well-blended with the hop, biscuit, caramel and roasted malts. A little fruit comes in the aftertaste. A pretty nice winter warmer that is different (expecting cinnamon - but none is found, lots of hop though). michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Definitely not an amber ale; this is more like an IPA, and I have trouble seeing it as a seasonal ale, or whatever. Pours a medium golden, reddish color. Aroma is very hoppy, and really pretty nice. Flavor is bold, intense, but definitely hop forward, to the point of being a bit overdone given the supposed style. This makes a better DIPA than anything. It works pretty well, but I won’t be waiting around for it every winter because it’s just not that special. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Odd beer, sort of a strong English ale, but with more hops and a bit of spice. Nose of pungent hops and rotten vegetables. Smells like soup. Or river water. A river near a sewage plant. Taste is English hops and bready malts. Moldy bread, that is. Somehow, it’s still not awful.