Bluegrass Ebenezer Spiced Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
BBCs annual Christmas Ale. Smooth amber ale spiced with ginger, sweet orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39787) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

[ Bottle # 8/77 ]. Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin spices. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, cardemomme. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110930]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15074) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, xmas spices, fruits, malt and hops. High carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14838) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle @ Morten minus Peter smagning, Ulfborg. Bottle # 8/77. Pours dark ruby copper with a small creamy white head and lacings. Sweet nose of cinnamon and nutmeg - quite spicy. One dimensional spicy flavor with a bit of caramel . . Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14397) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
fonefan tasting. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and very spicy - cardemum and nutmeg. Flavor is quite sweet. Dry finish. High carbonation. 300911

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (13108) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle. Clear deep amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, spices, cinnamon, cardemum. Flavour is malt, cinnamon, cardemum, nutmeg, fruit, high carbonated and medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5517) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Amber pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of holiday spice, clove, and cinnamon. Clove and cinnamon with a dry bitter finish. Thin and waery but a pretty special holiday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3348) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

12/03/2010: BBC Ebenezer (through a Randall of dried fruits and cinnamon sticks)... Aroma: Dry clove, orange, cinnamon, nutmeg. Appearance: Amber color, frothy light beige crown. Flavor: Very much like the aroma along with some slightly sweet and bready maltiness underneath. Palate: Medium-light to medium body; smooth. Overall: Nice balance of flavors; easy to drink.

Draught sample(s) during the BBC "Backroom Brawl" at Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #15 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at brewpub
A nice winter warmer for the price ($2.50) I would have enjoyed this even at the cost of a full pint. The only real regret I have is that I had enough that I saved little room for a great BA Rye Porter that followed. If you pick carefully at the BBC you can actually try beers that are not total trainwrecks (ie "lambics").

Aroma / Appearance - Weak headed, the body was the color of dulled copper that has yet to turn green. Spiced nutmeg, clove, and caramel were just a subset of experiences that also included iced gingersnap cookies. It smells a bit like someone dropped a roll of sweet tarts into Dr Pepper.

Flavor / Palate - Heavily spiced candy canes attack the senses for around a minute. Overly sweet and cloying it needs to take this aspect down a notch. More body or less spice would put it on par with an average year of Great Lakes Christmas Ale. Coming from the BBC however I will take what I can get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2003 Draft: Not a bad Christmas ale. A bit on the trendy side with all the spices. Nutmeg and ginger? Orange flavors as well, light body, copper color, and little alcohol for a winter beer. Soft as well. Only on draft in the fall and winter months.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 12, 2005
tap.dark copper pour. reminded me a bit of anchor osa, spiced nose, a bit too much lavender like taste to it. biscuity and chalky. does not sit well with me. seemed a bit hollow. it was hard for me to put words to this. because it is not a bad beer, i just do not like it. my cousin loved it though.

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