Pours clear and slightly opaque. Half of glass of light brown, thickly packed foam coats the beer. Retention is really good, seemingly condensing from the bottom up. Sticky lacing throughout.
Aroma comes out as it warms up a bit in spite of being left out for 30 minutes before opening. Roasted malt is hidden behind a sweet and floral front. Roasted malt draws you into the beer giving it a very nice characteristic. Spice? We ain't got no stinken' spices.
Taste starts sweet with a floral, almost light fruitiness to the middle. Finishes bitter with it linger along with counterparts in roasted malt,
Medium bodied with about an average amount of carbonation turned up a half notch. Syrupy might be too much.
Interesting beer for the season in that there seems to be no spices at all. Maybe some pepper in the finish but is that because of the type of hop used? Not much of a seasonal winter beers. In spite of this of this not being spicey, there is something to it that doesn't allow me to warm up to it. I would have another but I would really try to hard to find something else first. Enjoy!
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy