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Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 3 7 14 4 7 2010
Old review
12 oz bottle I got out of the winter sampler case my parents got me. Sered up in a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown that is somewhat transparent. When held to the light it has some nice dark red hues. The beer creates a slightly off white head, a finger or so. The head has pretty much zero retention and has no lacing going on. A touch of carbonation activity in the glass.

S: Smell is mostly of caramel malts and orange peel. Nothing else going on in there and it is a bit dull.

T: Taste is touch better. Softly roasted malts show up with some caramel sweetness. Citrus peel pretty much dominates. There is a touch of ginger going on in here but it is in the background and not really prominant. There is absolutely no cinnamon that I can find in here.

M: This is pretty standard for an ale. Medium bodied brew that goes down pretty easy with a decent carbonation level. Goes down pretty clean with only orange peel as the aftertaste. No noticable traces of the ABV.

D: Although the smell and taste aren't amazing, this is a pretty sessionable brew. Goes down pretty easy and the ABV does make this one easy to pound. The flavors aren't going to blow your mind at all but they don't limit this to seasonal beer IMO. Not bad at all, but nothing amazing at all.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 12-25-2008 06:16:31

Served In: Pint Glass