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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A dark mohogany, medium-bodied porter. Chewy dark malt flavors have a big spicy overlay of fresh baked gingerbread men.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2005
22 oz. Pours a medium amber. Big aromas of ginger/nutmeg/coriander. Gingerbread flavor was too strong for me, I had force myself to finish the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle: Deep copper, almost brown, thin light beige head, sudsy, falls quickly, spotty lacing.   Subtle ginger nose, but also some fern and vegetable.   Soft ginger on the tongue, only slightly spicy, with an underlying cereal like flavor.   Not as spicy as I had hoped.   Moderate body, mouthfeel is nearing the thin side.   Very little ginger left at the finish.   Not bad, but not robust enough for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3445) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2005
A ruby so dark that it looks black from a distance. The head is large bubbled and doesn’t last all that long. The aroma is a lot like fresh wort. The spice is reserved and the malt plays more of a role than the spices. Nicely balanced, but a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Bottle... Clear, deep copper ale. Spicy nose of gingerbread and apple juice. Malty, chocolatey, spicy flavor with a hint of dark raisins. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Chocolatey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1424) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2005
aroma of cinamon/and nutmeg. tastes are very similiar. Very different. Tastes like a weak pumpkin ale sorta. very good overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2005
GABF 05. Pours a deep brown with an aroma of, you guessed it, gingerbread. Flavor is a nice balance of gingerbread, nutmeg, and coriander. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
brown amber pour tan small bubbled head well laced. Smells like a gingerbread man some light carmel too. Highly carbonated and well caoted. Odd yeasty teaste hints of chocolate and ginger w/ lots of other spice. Odd but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2005
Deep, but clear, brown-maroon hue; thick, frothy/foamy, light tan head. Lots of the requisit gingerbread but also smells like stale icing on a year-old gingerbread house. Chocolate, caramel, corriander?, herbal aromas. Moderately sweet flavor. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. Spicy, but not much else. Could use a big caramel flavor. Medium body, watery/thin texture, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Most amusing find. I got my hands on this across the Alabama line in GA. Funny part was that I had been to this brewery in Berkley about 4-5 years ago and was shocked to see it in some out of the way southern liquor store. Anyhow, poured amber to garnet color. Very clear. Medium foamy off white head. The aroma was light spice (yes, ginger, and cinnamon come to mind) with citrus hops and grain. Very light body and flavor. Toasty malts and very mellow/subdued spice. Not bad but non-descript. I was really hoping for a heavier more flavorful brew here. A bit disappointing, as I had remembered the Bison Brewery with fondness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Kinz (3709) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2005
I’ve seen this one for some time now, but never bothered to pick up a bottle. I finally started to feel sorry for the bottles sitting untouched on the shelf, and picked one up. Attractive deep brown, nice head, good lacing. Aroma was of ginger, cinammon, and nutmeg, like gingerbread, or many of the pumpkin ales out there. Flavor is comprised of the same elements. Liquid pumpkin pie or gingerbread, take your pick. Don’t really feel like I’m drinking a beer. Not my thing. Better if you gulp so it doesn’t hit your tongue. Must admit there isn’t actually anything wrong with this beer, but I can’t imagine ever drinking more than one bottle of this. In a lifetime.

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