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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Our interpretation of a fall seasonal beer. This beer will curl your toes and put goosebumps on your arms. A fine collection of traditional fall spices make this a great addition to the holiday season...it will make all humbugs cheery. The beer is dark in color...a bit darker than brown ale. There is a combination of Perle and Willamette hops to provide a contrasting intensity with the fall spices.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerme31 (563) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Draft. Dark brown, thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, spices, dark fruit. Medium sweet flavor. Medium-full body, texture on the thick side, mild bitter spice finish. Tasted ok upfront but didn’t like how all the flavors came together in the finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabah (211) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2015
Sort of the typical winter warmer/stronger brown ale with spices. Growing on me a bit with each sample. Not overboard on the spice, which I prefer. Also seems a little darker in appearance and feel for the style, which probably explains the maltier flavor. I grabbed on end-of the season clearance for about half-price, so well worth the try.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lutz2jm (184) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Dark pour almost like a porter. I really enjoy how this beer has A distinct beginning middle and end.The beginning notes are of chocolate and roasted flavors the middle is more sweet with holiday spices and the and finishes withA slight bitterness. Each delicious and very noticeable. Good winter beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2204) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On draft at the brewery last June during the tour. Dark brown pour. Smoky, some nutmeg. Interesting. Malty sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3013) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Undated 22oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Pours a clear, dark reddish-mahogany with a modest tan head. Malty, smokey and spicy compared to the average "winter warmer" (as if, with all the variability, such a thing existed). Some dark fruit and hints of hops. Excellent aroma with very good taste. Smooth, medium-full body with medium-low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (974) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2014
smells of alcohol...but not overwhelmingly...and wintery spices...nice reddish brown color, taste is alcohol and spices with hops finish...then malty after the hops subside. slightly smoked taste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
At the DC Craft Beer Festival. Poured a dark hazy cola color with an off-white head. Aroma was light malty notes with some fruity and spice notes. Flavor was some roasted malts, fruity notes, nice mellowed spices. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimsRatings (421) - - JAN 16, 2014
On tap at BottleMixx (Raleigh). Pours dark with lots of head (keg was close to kicking). Spices couple with hops on the aroma. Spices dominate the taste. Good fall seasonal ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Draft. A touch of coffee with minimal spice. Solid entry but I wouldn't call it a strong ale at 7%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamT (251) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2014
22oz bottle from The Beer Store in Wilson, NC. Rudy amber hue with mostly lasting frothy caramel head. Zero visibility with excellent lacing. Light spice, malt and some chocolate aroma. Light bitter chocolate on the initial taste with a medium malt finish. Light and refreshing on the palate. I really enjoyed this one.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DiarmaidBHK (3756) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from Greenville beer exchange. Pours dark brown with a Thin khaki Head. Has some nice holiday spices on the nose. The taste has big spice notes on the tongue and it’s also fairly hop forward. Unfortunately it doesn’t blend together well. It tastes a bit like leather. Not a pleasant experience.


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