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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Poured a hazy, brown red color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of ginger, dark fruits, caramel malts, molasses, nuts, and a bit of roast. Taste of sweeter brown sugar, caramel malts, ginger, coriander, and a nutty, sweeter finish, with a bit of alcohol to dry everything out. Thanks Paul!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2008
750ml bottle shared courtesy of dickinsonbeer. Poured a medium and cloudy amber brownish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of spices, ginger, dark fruits, and bready. Tastes of dark fruits, ginger, spices, and other fruitiness. Light to medium alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Thanks to dickinsonbeer for sharing this. Pours a lightly hazy brown with lots of amber/ruby notes and a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of ginger, odd spices, a spice I can’t pinpoint, brown sugar, cinnamon, bready, dark fruits, molasses and Belgian yeast esters. Flavor of brown sugar, ginger, malty and sweet, Belgian yeast esters, some citrus, cinnamon and just plain spicy...one to open up on Christmas!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Pours a dark, hazy, rusty brown color. A large, foamy, cream colored head shows excellent retention, leaving spotty patches of lacing behind. The nose shows a distinct ginger bread note that I’ve yet to encounter in another beer. Other elements include glazed biscuit, floral hops, caramel, and camphor. Very interesting. There are definitely some saison elements in there. Flavors, too, are as unique as they come. Biscuity malts are enhanced by minty spices and floral hops, as well as that crisp ginger snap note that is so unusual. Medium-full bodied and finely carbonated. Finishes semi-dry, with a sweet aftertaste. Very nice. This brewery certainly does some off-the-wall beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Thanks to Ken for this one. Black body, thin creamy beige head. Aromas of apples, spice, caramel sweetness, like apple pie in a glass. Flavor is very sweet apple, caramel, becomes cloying, similar to apple butter. Light on the palate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle @ ORL throwdown, courtesy of Beerlando. Pours a fairly haze free garnet with a puffy one finger cream head. Amazing aroma, citrus and floral hops abound, highly spiced. Ginger stands out the most, followed by cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper, a hint of lemon. Mmm, the flavor is straight up gingerbread or gingersnaps. Ginger is undeniable, but pair with a spicy sweet maltiness and a touch of hop bitterness. This is fantastic. Fluffy mouthfeel, tons of bubble. For all the sweetness and spices, they did a great job balancing this beer, nothing sticks out too much. Very tasty, plus the alcohol is hidden wonderfully.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Bottle... SMAACMSM O-Town Throwdown, Part Sept... Lightly hazed burnt orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki-colored head. Fantastic, everlasting retention. Phenolic, earthy nose. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Favors the sweet side of balance. Medium to heavy residual sugar; moderate hop and ethanol bitterness. Caramel or praline. Lengthy, sweet, spicy finish. Kudos to Beerlando for bringing this one to share!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
bottle courtesy beerland: pours a dark caramel brown good sized tan head sit atop. aroma is a sweet honey, spicey, odd caramel malt. flavour is a great sweet spice, honey, good caramel, some good floral hops also.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Courtesy Beerlando. Brownish red pour with big carbonation and a thick tan head. Sweet caramel hoppy aroma. Fig, prune, dark fruit, caramel taste. Finishes kind of sweet. What a crazy blend of tastes and by and large the strangest beer at our tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Courtesy Beerlando. Pours a cloudy dark maroon, with a small light tan head. Smells of big spice, some sour acidic fruit, clove, and even some mint. Ginger comes to mind as well. The flavor was very earthy, big on that ginger, with lots of funked out fruits, and malts abound. Very weird and unique brew. Tons of different flavors seemed to be blended together here. Definitely interesting, but not really my thing.


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