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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Limited edition seasonal, bottled, keg.
Cinnamon, fresh orange juice and coconut were added to this juicy Amber Ale to spice it up for the long winter nights. The hops and yeast lend a fruitiness that compliments the spice additions. Dual purpose Northern Brewer hops add to the spicy taste.


Finwe's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finwe (420) - Grankulla, - DEC 17, 2012
Draught @ Black Door, Helsinki. Reddish amber with an off-white head. Spicy, hoppy aroma with floral and fruity notes. Sweet malt, floral and citric hops, nuts and bitterness in the flavour. Malty, fruity, bitter finish.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Dark orange, off white head. Malty, herbal, cinnamon, light bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlowxxx (90) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUN 25, 2015
Clear mahogany color, minimal white head. Aroma is like a Christmas cake with cinnamon and hints of caramel and hops. Taste is similar to that, biscuity, cinnamon cake, very nice. Cinnamon finish. Thin body, average carbonation, just a bit creamy. Thin but extremely interesting and tasty some-think just missing

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. light bitter herbal/soapy flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate. This I think is the same as Winter Star. Was told this was a Christmas beer. A job for adm to alias.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10594) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2015
from Bier-Bienne -translucide reddish-orange beer with a moderate foam left; aroma of coconut and oranges; thin-bodied, velvety palate, low carbonation, gently bitter and with long notes of coconut, vanilla and tangerines in the finish - not bad

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (866) - CROATIA - APR 21, 2015
Slightly hazy deep amber color, average sized off white head. Aroma of raspberries, cinnamon, malt, light hoppy touch. Taste of malt, cinnamon, vanilla. Sweet, slightly bitter and dry finish. Light body, average carbonation. Water, but tasty enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (501) - - APR 11, 2015
Bottle 0.5l. Clear dark red liquid. Light body, medium carbonation. Cinnamon, vanilla extract, cake, a hint of metal. Too watery.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (5846) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
Nettes Piwo. Hält sich in den Kräutern recht zurück, bietet dafür ein paar rote Früchte, etwas an Würze und zum Abschluss die beworbene Orange. Absolut trinkbar, ohne jedoch übermäßig zu glänzen. Dennoch gut.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (5853) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle from trade with Culchiem. The beer has got a hazy orange-amber colour with a low head and medium body. Aroma of christmas spices and malt. Taste of mild mulled wine, mild malt, plums, sherry, christmas spices, anise and fennel. Cinnamon hints with an herbal finish. Drinkable (during christmas time).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
27.1.2015. Clear orange. Aroma of cinnamon and spices. Aroma of christmas spices, cinnamon, orange, malts.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FireGlider (235) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 20, 2015
Orange color with no foam, spiced smell. Aroma of cinnamon and coconut and some other spices. Too spicy taste and too sweet. It is more like drinking perfume than beer.


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