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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 sweet carmel and maybe molasses in the aroma. some spice, maybe a little choclate. a lot going on in the palate. too much. beer seems overly complicated, and i couldnt get a real feel for the flavor. alcohol didnt seem to be hidden at all, which brought it down for me. much like pecan harvest, i thought this was average, not necessarily bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color wtih a medium frothy off white head. The aroma is malt with a nuts and caramel. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is roasted malt and brown sugar. Not too much going on with this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBunn (2609) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle. Pours a brown with coppery highlights and a smallish and bubbly tan head. Aromas are of spice and wet cardboard... on second approach the cardboard is gone and replaced with toffee-like malt. Flavor is highly spiced with mixed water and toffee malt... and comes off as artificial and sugary and watered down. I could do without another of these, thanks.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 23, 2009
In the bottle from HyVee Ames Iowa. Pours a mahogany color with a seriously good off white head. The lacing is simply incredible: beautiful wall of lace coats the glass. Not much in the aroma department, though. The beer lacks much of anything. Quite watery in body, it fails to impress upon me the season of gift-giving. The finish is a fowl and harsh bitter bite that leans toward side-tongue pepper. Again, just because you call your beer "Christmas beer" does not mean that you can shtupp us up the arse mit der shite brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Clear dark amber, Some nutmeg caramel and toffee aromas. Taste is same, predominately sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
pours a pale orange color. not much aroma wise except a little maltiness. some grain flavors pull through but mostly roasted malt and alcohol after a few sips. kinda blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Opaque brown pour, low head and lace. Peppery alcoholic aroma. Strange orange peel with green apple, spicy, pepper. Thick and slightly unpleasant. A hint of cinnamon, I think they were going for a hot apple cider flavor, could be worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Dark reddish colour with an off-white head. Caramel, lightly roasted, nuts, cardboard, a bit sourish. Dry finish. Watery and boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClubGonzo (4904) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. Deep copper body, small white head. Nose is honey, grass, caramel malts and hints of toffee. Taste is licorice, sweet caramel and herbal grassy hops. Balanced perhaps, but boring and without direction.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. Picked up off the 99 cent rack. Figured it couldn’t be that bad, well I was wrong. Not a lot of flavor or aroma going on here. Would expect at least a little bit of "Christmas" flavor in there. Searched and came up short.

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