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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Gnar-Gnar Lumpkin, the shreddingist snowman this side of Nantucket Sound, likes nothing better than catching a wave on his board...a Cisco wave that is, cold, fresh, and wicked cool! Get mad shacked with the Shredder and have yourself a merry little winter.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to ruddy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sliding into the beer. The smell had a decent light winter spices of ginger, allspice and clove. The taste was mainly spicy with a gentle bready sweetness to balance. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and decent for the winter warmer style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good winter warmer Iíd have again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (3455) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt and spice. Taste is the same, but with a touch of pine. Simple.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2014
Winter 2013/2014 bottle, drunk 4/6/14
Clear, auburn-mahogany body is topped by a fair amount of light beige head that recedes slowly to cover.
Hard crystal malts, some pepper and bitter, slightly pine-laden hops in the nose leave little room for much nuance or livliness. Some slight breadiness and stale, pre-oxidative notes are quite prevalent. No alcohol, but itís not the cleanest of noses despite what has to be a pretty high filtration level.
Flavor is equally uninspiring. Hard, lifeless crystal malts are scratchy, dry and the spritzy carbonation is too aggressive and yet not tight at all. Some odd pine resin, with little actual hop flavor and light licorice/black pepper on the finish. Bitter, astringent and with these terribly hard, scratchy malts and no suppleness/sweetness whatsoever. Heavily lifeless feeling, no doubt thanks to the filtration.
The disparity between Ciscoís 12oz bottles and their 750mL bottle line is laughable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
skolebara (5) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Amber. Medium-body, soft carbonation. Has that pleasant winter ale spice aroma. Doughy going down but a nice, slightly fruity, ginger after-taste. Like Iím drinking tree saplings, which is fine. An enjoyable winter ale.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Tap. Pours a nice dark caramel with no head. Aroma is somewhat sweet. Bartender told me this was a mead mixed with something. Weird spices, black licorice on the tongue. Black licorice fucking hammered my senses.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
On tap at the Cisco Brew Pub, Boston Logan Airport. An attractive copper colour with a ring of cream head that laced the glass nicely; spicy malt aroma; smooth with a caramel taste; and a dry finish with a touch of spice. Warming and satisfying.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbopslt (347) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Cloudy copper pour. Thin head. Sweet and spiced aroma, typical for class. Somewhat bland for a Winter beer but enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (1963) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle poured a red highlighted brown color with a thin cap of off white head. Aroma has a pleasant hop profile, mild spices, and sweet malts. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation on the lower side. Flavor again has an interesting hop, sweet malt, spices, and a clean finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
1/19/14. 12oz bottle thanks to Aurelius! I canít believe I havenít rated this before. I am beginning to have some weird suspicions that certain ratings are getting deleted. Oh well. Clearish amber red pour with a small khaki head that fades. Malty aroma, light spiciness, some tinny aspects. Malty flavor, a hint of spice, metallic, and a dose of what remind me of ketchup. Meh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewBoxer (2003) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Draft at Mudville 9 NYC. Pours a nice looking amber color with a malty bland easy drinking taste. Nothing special for a seasonal ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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