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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
As befits any Christmas present, each years offering is a unique product crafted with special care. Generally, this beer is a dark ale, however, the recipe changes each year. Available November thru December.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2007
2007 bottle, taken from a six pack at Total Wine, in Huntersville, NC. This year’s label is silver, with a maroon/red lettering. Beer pours a dark amber color with a light white head. Aroma is lightly spicy. Taste is hoppy with a sharp bite on the end. Not bad, but nothing too special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2012 Syrupy, like maple syrup and bread crust. Yet this is surprisingly dry at the same time. Muddled brown and no lave. Buttery aroma. But cookies, oatmeal raisin granola. Thin and sweet. Raisin. Not bad but still abita. Diacetyl and low grade malt, no hops. Buttery brown bread, and not the worst beer. 3,5,2,5,10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 Medium amber and thin. The aroma is light diacetyl and some toast. Taste is toasty with some cascade toasty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2007
2007 bottle, liquorloft tallahassee. aroma is spices and light hops. The taste was great, a blend of refreshing nonoffensive spices and malt. oranges, light wood, cinnamon, with a light but spicy orange finish. light body with plenty of carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowe1983 (1400) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2007
2007 Pours a darker amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is weak with sweet malts, caramel, spices, and very little hops. Flavor was better then I was expecting. Starts off with the slight spices and caramel malts. Finishes with some hops for a slightly bitter finish. This beer is okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2007
This beer has a nice hop flower aroma and taste. The color is a bit plain, being a clear amber with no bubbles. It’s a bitter brew resembling an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Tap Barcade:An amber beer, with a thin of white head. The aroma has a mild clove presence, an earl-grey tea character, and some caramel in the back somewhere. Light bodied, with some mild caramel in the background and a mild citrus presence. The spice character is weak, with only a light suggestion of clove, which is followed by a slightly metallic bitter finish. Nothing great, but not offensively bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Poured a clear orange/amber color that had decent size creamy off-white head that lasted for a while. Aroma is malty, citrusy, and also of hops. The flavor was hoppier than expected. Malty up front with hop bitterness in the end. Decent mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Okay beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4757) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2007
2007 version. Clear maroon colors with a touch of ruby. Aroma of mild permanent hair treatment. Taste is medium mild hoppy with traces of alky in the background. Reminds me of many APAs. Some odd veggie or spice tastes that cannot be identified. Medium carbonation. Leaves a rather unique aftertaste that hangs for a while after the session. Probably would not purchase again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2007
12 oz bottle purchased at Spirits. Pours a clear orange/amber with an average siez creamy off white head. Aroma of citrus fruit, chocolate malts, nutts and biscuit. Light bodied with a watery feel and mild crbonation. Bunt flavor of chocolate and oranges. Once again an oh so average Christmas ale, but still wrolds better then the watery summer special brews that make me cringe.

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