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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2004
This is a rather nice Christmas ale. Iíve thus far liked all the Christmas ales Iíve had. A nice dark chocolatey flavor with a sweet aroma--smells of cinnamon and chocolate. Youíll like this. Check it out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2007
bottle. okay so basically as far as I can tell they took the amber and added more hops to the brewing process. unfortunatly it didnít blend well. seems like two beers put together that arenít big fans of each other. strong caramel and floral aroma. flavor is lightly bitter throughout. not a bad beer but not a successful attemp either.

3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2009
2009 Bottle, pours a copper beer with a thin offwhite head. Aroma is moslty dominated by roasty nutty malt. Flavor is clean and thin roasty nut. End is clean and body is pretty thin. Good sesh beer

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber with a foamy head. Not much aroma...some malt. Nothing going on to differentiate this "spice" beer from any other lager on the market. Too many better X-mas ales to waste time with this one. Next.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006
There is a very earthy funkiness going on in both aroma and taste. Musty maybe? Very much on the thin side. Hints of a caramelly malty sweetness, but it never really goes anywhere. Not much else to say.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
12oz bottle. cloudy amber color, light tan head. light spice nose. a bit watery tasting, faint spice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillHick420 (434) - North Dakota, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2012
2012. Pours dark brown with a slightly tanned head. Aroma of caramel, some coffee. Taste is slightly sweet. Not bad for a Christmas brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Pours a dark amber with no head. Aroma of malts, some nutmeg and hops. Similar taste. Slight hop finish. No flavors really stand out, different than most Christmas seasonals, old bottle perhaps mellowed this one out.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
6ROW (416) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
copper pour with small off white head. I know this brewer is known for itís euro style malty beers, but this one is more than a little off balance. bitter finish.


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