madlizzie (12) - - DEC 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dark amber colour. Caramelly malts in the aroma - fairly rich with light pear esters. Malty body. Not thin, which is amazing for a Wychwood beer. Lots of pear, marmalade and cranberry esters. The malts are heavy and plodding, not good for a malt-accented brew. The yeast is really sludgey-tasting, too. This beer drags across the palate like Fred Flintstone driving a logging truck in the mud with a rippin’ hangover. The finish gets a touch of dryness from a shot of peppery alcohol. I understand the benefit of having a bit of booziness in a winter warmer, but against such a dull backdrop it really comes off poorly. The fact that they used the brightest malt - Maris Otter - to make this beer blows my mind.
Trolleo (1478) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 18, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy, shy cinnamon aroma, also some cloves, yeasty, honey cake, even some banana. Clear dark ruby color with small white head. Taste is cinnamon, banana and spices, moderately sweet with long spicy sweet finish. Thin body, watery, flat carbonation. Not exactly a winter warmer but quite nice.
azzurro (151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good spiced beer for the christmas season. Nice warm touch with the cinnamon, not too spicy, good balance.
alvaro78 (442) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 31, 2017
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leves aromas a canela y caramelo.
Buen aspecto rubi, espuma persistente.
En boca maltosa y especiada levemente, muy ligera y bebible
MarcinG (757) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Butelka 500ml . Ciemno miesziany kolor. Piana srednia,lekko palona,opada szybko. W aromacie karmel,toffi przyprawy i slody. W smaku slodkawe,alkohol lekko ciagnie o jezyku. Slody, suszone owoce,karmel,ciastka.
Vells (1795) - Rīga, LATVIA - MAR 7, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Usually not a fan, but this one was quite nice. Mostly because I am really thirsty X) Some decent malty background, caramel, some bread, and
that cinnamon that you love in one sip and hate in another. Otherwise decent brew with moderate sweetness and moderate to light bitterness
with some herbal hops in finish.
HopsSensei51 (1) - SWANSEA, WALES - FEB 27, 2017 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
thejackpacker (335) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Aldi. A slightly bland Christmas ale compared to others but after a while, one gets some lively Christmas flavours coming through.
stringtiff (1) - Rotherham, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bah Humbug 5% abv brew, has a toffee like flavour, deep rich red colour with the taste of Christmas cake and other tastes of Christmas. A most enjoyable ALE
Marduk (7181) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2017
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Small size, beige head, stays. Sweet, caramel, shy hops, malty in aroma. Sweet, lollipop, caramel, icing, bit of strawberries in taste. Sweet, strawberry-pear lollipop caramel in aftertaste. Beer is hidden. In some ways it feels like pear lemonade is mixed with beer and strawberry lollipop is the cherry on top. Weird stuff.
hrabren (1144) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 11, 2017
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5 l bottle from a local store in Slovenske Konjice, Slovenia. Thanks Zvonko&Monika. Light spicy, light malty, toasty. Nuts and dry fruits aroma, overripe fruit or candy. Perfumed. Light body, medium carbonation, abrupt finish. Spicy after. Nice, but weak.