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RATINGS: 528   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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
6ROW (403) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2007
not bad. not fantastic. some spice, worth a winter try and thatís about it.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 6, 2011
bottled. pours amber with very little white head. aromas of malt and caramel. the flavors do not make it to the palate. taste is earthy, moderately bitter. it does not really meld. it is medium bodied with an odd bitter finish. not good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2012 A reddish ale white head. Aroma is muted with a bit of hops. The flavor is mild with a bit of bitterness. A very small hint of floral notes in the background.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Heavy on the malts and a hint of spice thrown in. Minimal hop presence, but just not easy on the palate like it should be.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Hoppy and caramel aroma. Similar taste. Little bit fruity and malty in the flavor as well, but overall it tastes incredibly watered down. Really bland, not a fan whatsoever. 6.1% alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
samsmith33 (353) - - DEC 2, 2013
Aroma Is Wheat, cranberry, mild spice. Taste is not bad...a tad stale, but mildly sweet. Much better than the abita fall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Aroma of pine, citrus zest, and candied fruits. Flavors of caramel, pine, citrus, and ginger root. Green tea and ginger finish. A splash of weirdness in the spices thats hard to pinpoint. I like sugared ginger chews so this works for me. Still, a goofy beer that somehow manages to be endearing and festive.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozarkspops (345) - - NOV 14, 2012
Christmas 2012. Dark brown/copper color. Medium tan head. Fairly clear. Floral hop aroma. Medium body with high carbonation. Hop bitterness at the start of the flavor finishing with caramel malt. ---Rated via iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2008
bottle. tastes of brown sugar, sweet spices and chalky dry malt. taste hangs in your mouth. the spices were decent but the palate makes it less than refreshing. not one i would have again.


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