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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2012 vintage 10.0% abv. Earlier 8.75%.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1601) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours very hazy brown to red with a way too thin head that reduces to a small collar. Aroma is candy sweet, malty, spices. The taste is again candy sweet, malty and spices, banana and other fruits are there too. Body is medium, carbonation is medium to almost low

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Deep maroon body, some white head and lacing. Sweet fruity dried fruit malt aroma. Taste is rich and sweet, touch of anise. Decent, but there are better quads than this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (3080) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with light head. Aromas of brown sugar, raisins, toasted malts, and light spice. Flavor are similar with more emphasis on sweet malts and Christmas spice. Nicely done winter warmer. 12

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Dark amber pour, with a sweet malty aroma. Flavour was an unexpected pleasant sweet malt taste, hints of brown sugar, caramel and chocolate. Very smooth finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kliggerwar (143) - - DEC 15, 2014
Dark brown colouring with a thin white head. Smell of a floral peppery aroma. Taste sweet with a raisin after taste, strong liqour bite in the end. Nice strong beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
355ml brown bottle. Beer #12 of the Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2014. 10.1% abv on the label. Amber coloured brew, pretty clear looking. Very thin ring of white bubbles on top. Malty nose - toffee and caramel, hint of chocolate and light notes of dark fruit. Taste has caramel and toffee malts, a little chocolate, toasty, dark fruits. The finish has sweet malts, raisiny fruitiness and toasty notes. Alcohol isnt too heavy. Medium bodied, maybe a little thin for the style. Still enjoyed it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (13923) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours a clear dark orange amber with a small white head. Aroma is very fruity and malt-heavy, with loads of caramel, toasted nuts, bready notes, and some herbal qualities. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, with lots of caramel, bready notes, and lots of residual sugar. Way too sweet, not anywhere close to a biere de garde. Not good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
koppertone (63) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours with thin head. Very pleasant amber. Aroma of mild hops and very faint malt. Very sweet taste, quite pleasant with moderate carbonation. Hints of nutmeg, nuts, caramel with a hint of ginger to finish. A really good balance and quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (317) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle into snifter. Pours a dark amber colour. Aroma is of sweet malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Maybe too sweet for me. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle to tulip Malt, raisin, ginger, and brown sugar. Clear, light red, small creamy tan head, with middling effervescence, providing decent retention. The thin head provided a good showing of lacing too. Taste is cherry, booze, brown sugar, and a touch of dark chocolate. For its boldness, I expected more body and this one came out a bit thin. Still, a nice one.


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