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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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The chill of a Colorado high-country winter calls for a beer with extra flavor and strength. Here it is. At over 7% alcohol, with a sturdy texture and rich flavors of caramel and chocolate, our holiday seasonal is the fermented equivalent of a good fire.
The ultimate winter warmer.
Available: November-December


Justinw's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Justinw (7) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Not really a Christams Beer but very good. Smooth with a malty flavor and hint of caramel, dark color not much head.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1297) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours a clear brown with a white head. Taste is malty with a slightly fruity note followed by a clean finush ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Amber color. Aroma of cocoa, caramel, toffee, biscuit. Light sweetness. Light bitterness. Other spices blend in nicely. Nice texture. This is a good Christmas beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zizzybalubba (1506) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Muddy brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of toffee and light floral hops. Sweet tastes of caramel and light chocolate with hints of light citrus. Decent but nothing spectacular.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jflopsu (653) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a light hazy copper. Has a faint aroma of spices, malt and caramel. Taste is full of winter spices, sugar, and malts. A dry aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to stephrocks: Poured a clearish brown with a thin off white to tan head. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is buttery caramel malt and dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours lightly hazy copper with a creamy khaki head. The aroma holds doughy bread, light toffee, ripe fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor, with a bit of booze, berries, subtle wintery spices, caramel, marmalade. Full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with some sticky sugars, ripe and lightly tabgy fruts, berries, alcohol, leaves. Pretty decent holiday kind of gear.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evolutionary (303) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Gift from French. Nose is licorice and nutmeg. Smooth and matches style well. Body is medium thick with little carbonation. http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-disney-princess-el

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESPh (84) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This beer deserves a higher overall rating. Nice head, caramel color but just a feint aroma of spices. Not a strong, but nice light spice flavor. Malt not too sweet. No, itís not the best example of its style. However it is very drinkable and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a dark coppery Brown. Light khaki head. Aroma is malty, with hints of prunes rasins and honey. Very faint cocoa. Taste is smooth, lightly toasted malts, fruity rasins, and toast. Palate is lightly carbonated, medium body. Havenít had too many of this style, so I canít really compare. I did enjoy this one though!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boxofrane (2259) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft. Pours clear brown with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has light spice. The taste has cinnamon, nutmeg, slight bitterness.


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