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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A true Winter Warmer made in homage of the season: Full-bodied and rich, deep amber in color, crowned with a creamy head, and finished with a mild bitter flush.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2004
MAlty aroma with a hint of spices. Malty with a bit of a bite. Finishes slightly sweet. A good winter brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
Portland Holiday Ale Festival 2004. Dark brown, some ruby tint, thick lihgt brown head. Sweet bready aroma, dark rye, light spice. Sweet bready malt with honey/molasses flavour before a nice spicy hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 Bottle: reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma: grass, leaves, berries, spicy pine, citrus. Taste: spicy yeast, grass, pepper, grains, grapefruit, hops, roasted malts. Dry finish. 3. Re-rate: On tap at Papago brewing 12/2006: Same appearance, though showing some nice fruity scents in the nose: apples, berries, strawberry, as well as expertly proportioned hops (tasting very much of the English variety to me), earthy, grassy hops that blend perfectly with the sweet fruit and some earthy caramel malts. Taste has just the right amount of sweetness in the form of caramel, cola, light chocolate malts, strawberry, blackberry, and apple/fig fruits, counterbalanced by some mild grassy/bitter, earthy & floral hops. This one is much better on tap, or itís improved better years that Iíve tried it. Light-medium bodied, moderate carbonation. This one is so spot on for the style, itís hard to believe itís made by an American brewery, particularly in the hop-abused west. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5385) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Poured a dark copper, purplish color with a small off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus and grassy hoppiness, and some light vanilla as well. Taste of sweet and roasted malts, lots of fruits, and a light bitterness from the hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (1000) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2004
A step up from your average Bud but not a very good representitive of the style. It comes of very malty and thereís something sweet in the nose that I couldnít put a finger on and didnít enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - NOV 30, 2004
This was a decent beer with OK taste. It was fairly creamy with a decent amount of malt to it. I would recommend this to anyone for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Nice deep red color...Fluffy tan head that leaves excellent lacing on the sides of my glass...Lovely floral hop aroma...Taste is slightly roasted and spicey but is followed by a crisp hop bitterness...A good seasonal very warming...Cheers Gromit another winner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Pours a dark ruby color. Aroma consists of some hoppiness. But aroma is mostly sweet and malty.. Flavor is sort of sweet and piney. Also has a fruity hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Fruit, alcohol, toffee aroma. Nice brown body. Taste is slightly spicey, with alcohol, nutmeg, toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Bottle Pours a clear dark redish brown witha small off white head that quickly settles but still manages to maintain nice very resilient lacing. Aroma is a very nice plum cherry fruity combo with an alchol, almost cough syrup hint. Flavors are consistant, pitted fruit, alcohol is up front but not too strong. A bit of cherry throat lozenges and nsome nice dark malts. Easy on the hops. Palate is not particularly rich and the aftertaste is a slightly smokey somewhat bitter wood/grass flavor.

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