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RATINGS: 524   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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
6ROW (397) - 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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramalised sugars and a tiny bit of spices, perhaps. Medium-bodied; Roasted maltiness tucked in with some sugars noticeable. Aftertaste shows no hops, no spices and just a little alcohol - not very good. Overall, worth trying, because itís a seasonal, but not really one worth buying a six pack of! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2009
An okay Red/Amber that does little to distinguish itself. There are no real faults, except that itís kind of boring for a Christmas Ale. It a nice enough looking beer, pretty much middle of the road for the style. The aroma is fairly malty with some citric hops. Itís a relatively well-balanced beer, I guess. Iím not sure how much that matters to me. The citric hop flavors and nutty, toasty malt donít quite blend together well for me, neither flavor is particularly interesting. Itís an easy beer to drink but doesnít leave me wanting more.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown, clear color with a small, frothy brownish head. Lacing is moderate. Aromas of brown sugar, molasses, and butterscotch. Palate is medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a long finish. Tastes of a strange combination of weird sugar, sours, and a strange aftertaste. You cannot drink this beer without making a very funny face.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle: Poured an amber color with reddish tint, head was a light white. Aroma is malty at best. Taste is sour and malt, very unbalanced. This was a very bad Christmas beer, hopefully I purchased a one of bottle or its a recipe they shouldnít try again.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayg1 (537) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2010
This beer was strange, basically just a bolder and thicker amber. Honestly this beer was a bit of a let down and honestly really no different than most ambers. Light notes of burnt caramel and toasted nuts with a slightly bitter finish. Eh whatever.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Tasted from a 12 oz bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pours a dark red/orange appearance with a fairly large red/white head. Sort of hoppy and amber malty head reminiscent of a red ale. Flavor is very much like a spiced red ale- a bit hoppy with amber malts and a touch of spices. Not too great.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Msavage235 (90) - - FEB 12, 2012
I was excited about this beer as Abita Turbodog is one of my favorite beers. Pours a cinnamon/copper color with a light tan head that laces the side of the glass rather well. The aroma is pine and hops and is the beers best quality. The mouthfeel is lively due to a lot of carbonation. The taste simply leaves something to be desired. The pine and hop taste does not go very far to entice you and it seems to be missing a little more complexity which would make it more intriguing and fun to drink. I bought a six-pack two months ago and still havenít finished it, donít feel bad passing on it.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
strong flavor, but nothing works to well overall. its a harsh toasty malty taste that falls flat towards the end. hops a nice bite but is nothing too special. drinkable but not special

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Onionkid (359) - 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.


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