Formerly brewed at Birrificio Ticinese (Ticino Brewing Company)
Style: American Strong Ale
Stabio, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 250   ABV: 8.34%
Winter warmer beer with juniper, ginger and cinnamon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5185) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
330ml bottle pours a brownish orange color with a small white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some light citrus. Taste is a citrusy and earthy hop bitterness with an underlying caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A decent winter warmer style brew that is only lacking the usual winter spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (5140) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
33cl bottle. It pours a hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and caramely with spices and juniper. Taste is sweet and bold with juniper, cinnamon, caramel and burnt sugar. Full bodied with good carbonation. A tad overly-sweet to my likes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
(bottle) slightly opalescent deep amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of mint, cinnamon and caramel, with a light touch of herbal hops, nettles and juniper berries. flavour is mostly roasted malts and caramel, slightly alcoholic, with a light hint of kiwi skins and a light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4957) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
(33cl bottle) 2012 Advent Calendar. Quick dissipating white frothy head atop an orange ruby body. Nose of canned vegetable and alcoholic English hops. Somewhat gross. Hard to believe that a nearly 8.5%abv fell apart like this. Watercress, tomatoes and bitter hops. Sorry but this didn't work. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPod

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
Dec 24 CBAC. Copper with light head. Smells like brown sugar or fudge. Tastes similar to the scent. Body is lighter than expected. Alcohol note, some ripe grapes and pears and the fudge note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (4219) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle@wk sello. Dark red. Some overripe fruits, ripe cherry, bit murky malty nose. Mee bodied, somewhat bitter, slight boozy. Feels boring, dusty messy. Murky malty. Meh.

-- bb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (3471) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2014
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours cloudy amber with a medium head. Aroma is malts with some spices and alcohol. Flavor is malts, alcohol, spices and hops. Less spices and more alcohol than expected, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Last bottle from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2012. Dark orangey pour, hazy, thin white head. Nose is a little lemony, caramel hints, mild fruity notes. Taste has grains, wheat, caramel, touch of cherry-like fruit. Slight tang at the end, citrusy, bit of grass. Lighter body than expected for a 8+ percent brew, carbonation is light. Doesn’t exactly scream American strong ale to me, but I ended up enjoying this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. APPEARANCE: darker blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: caramel, fruity, sweet, herbs. TASTE: caramel, fruity, herbs, very sweet, some ginger and cinnamon there... Not really dislike it, but not my taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2567) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Aroma: honey, sweet malts, caramel, toffee, light fruitiness. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: spices, sweet malts, metallic, light minerals, dark malts, finishes lightly dry and bitter. Overall: nice ASA, nice aroma. Bottle from the brewery, Stabio.

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