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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (17152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Ekstedts tasting 2011-12-02. Amber beer with a beige head. Malty aroma, brown sugar, toffee and some nutty notes. Malty flavor with some hops, a little roasted and with some berries.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (16743) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Clear rediish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - pine. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 280112

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (16189) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt and hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15389) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012. Pours dark ruby amber with a small creamy head. Grain, bread and caramel. Medium bodied. Not much going on but decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14977) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Roasted, nice fruity, nice malty, berries, chocolate, ok hoppy, coffee notes, nice balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14975) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (14644) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and a little hop. Flavour is malt, little sweet, caramel, fruit, hops, little citrus and medium bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (13742) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Typical amber ale aroma, with something spicey besides, perhaps a bit of vanilla. Reddish copper color with a white head that rose and fell. Medium to full in body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is caramel, nutty, clove?, definitely spice things. The finish is fairly dry, and there is enough spice to balance any residual sweets. Not a lot of hop bitter. Decent drink, but not a typical highly flavored winter beast.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (13165) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bottle from Party Source. Pours clear dark amber color with a moderate frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate sweet roasted malty aroma. Medium body with a thin texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium grainy sweet finish of an average duration. My expectation where not met.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2002
(2002) Clear golden body with medium white head. Aroma is light, slightly grassy. Flavor is smooth, moderately sweet, slight biscuit and grassiness. All I can think of for calling this a winter seasonal is context -- Louisiana’s winters are very mild, so maybe their winter seasonals are more akin to anyone else’s fall seasonal.


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