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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Brewed with our German ale yeast, lightly toasted malts and enhanced with a blend of winter spices this beer should do the trick. Malty, rich, and a touch spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle from BOTW. Caramel malt nose, like an Alt somewhat, chocolate, herbal spicing, orange, mint maybe. solid malt, not so sweet, spicy. Chocolate and caramel, herbs, cinnamon, nutmeg maybe. bitter, slightly astringent finish. Clean enough, but the spices are a bit much. Well, that’s what it aims for. Not my cup of tea, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of nutmeg, mint leaves, all spice, cinnamon, toasted malts and light grassy hop. Medium body. All of the spices are quite light. The mint stands out for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottled on 10/22/13, drunk 2/17/14
Touch of sediment in the glass, despite my best efforts, leading to a rapidly receding off-white head and a chestnut brown body.
Crystal-like malts in the nose are candy-like and lightly sweet, with a bit of dough (yeast) and some spicy cinnamon/nutmeg-like notes that are light and reserved. Bready/toasty malts almost add melanoidin like tartness...but not quite.
Toffee, caramel, honey and less toastiness in the flavor than in the nose, surprisingly. It’s much more soft, sweetly malted and lighter than expected. Soft, gently carbonated texture gives it an almost velvety feel and it goes down quickly and easily with a good balance achieved between light but noticeable spicing (cinnamon, black pepper, brown sugar, that sort of thing) and sweet, bready malts. The maltiness in their beers is soft, somewhat rich and flavorful but mostly well-attenuated. It goes well here, and this ends up being a pretty standard, refreshing quaffer. Thanks to Jtclockwork for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamherbert (1328) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Toffee, spices, cinnamon. Almost smells like new snow. Heavy nutmeg. The appearance is clear but thick carrot orange. Healthy carbonation. Sugary flavors, primarily. The spices are primarily of the nutty variety. Too sweet, but the nuts help it out. Hints of cherry. Dry feel. Dry all around really. There is a very good beer hiding in there somewhere, it’s just not quite there yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
1/6/14. Noles need to get it together right now. 12oz bottle thanks to JBVatkeens. Almost clear amber pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring. Mild aroma, malty, light bready and biscuit notes, subtle spice. Light, but nice. I hate spice bombs. Malty flavor, toasted caramel, bread, biscuit, subtle spice, lingers a touch. Mild, but not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, light amber pour. malty , medium bodied beer. pretty simple winter ale. slight spice, caramel maltiness, little else. nothing special. drinkable winter ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Slightly hazy amber pour with an off-white head. Malty aromas. Pretty standard issue. Almost reminds me of an ESB rather than a dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Super hazy amber coloured body with an orange glow and a nice two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of cardboard, nuts, earth, dirt, light pit fruits and a ton of caramel malt. Medium-bodied; Assertive earthy malt flavours on the edge with a good light fruity sweetness and a subdued spice note throughout. Aftertaste shows a decent profile, but the alcohol, earth and bitternss make it a bit less than par. Overall, a decent beer for the season from Upstate New York although this wouldn’t be one tat I dtrink a few times this winter. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 30-November-2013 for US$1.34 sampled at home in Washington on 19-December-2013.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (332) - - DEC 6, 2013
From a bottle at E 86th St Billiards Club. Nose mostly of malt with some spice...and that is more or less the taste. Medium body winter ale, perhaps a little heavy on the malt and can amp up some of the winter spices. It's fine, but nothing to go out of the way for - but for the $3 special, it works. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2141) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Deep brown color. Mild malt taste with a easy aftertaste. Decent and drinkable for the colder months ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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