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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   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.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4206) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
From a bottle. Smell is ok but a little volatile. Look is that of a darker beer. Taste is usual with these holiday spiced beer; rough, spicey and a little rude. Leaves a bit of astringent bitterness in the back of the throat and sice of the tongue. Nast nellie. Probably quite high on the alky level. Yes, an overall rudish beer. Not impressed. Wew. Good thing this has a little co2 or it would be a totally crappy beer experience.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Deep amber pour into the glass, with a diminishing head that leaves little to no lacing. The nose is sweet, of cotton candy, and also vegetal at the same time. Flavors are somewhat dry and spicy, some herbs, cinnamon, beans and legumes present, all lingering with a basement dank bitterness that, at times, feels like a finish of perm (hair) solution. The mouthfeel is smooth and the body is medium-light, with appropriately light carbonation. Iím not sure how pleasant this combination is in description, but it somehow works itself out in the pull. Thereís a lot going on here, and for true spice/herb/vegetable fans, this shouldnít disappoint. For those of us that donít necessarily use a juice maker for our veggies, itís just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2224) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2012
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is a deep mahogany amber with pretty decent clarity and a small, but long lasting beige head. The aroma is of molasses, dark malts, coriander, and a little bready. The body is medium and smooth. The hops are more dominating in the flavor as the sweetness quickly evolves into a moderate bitterness and dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11638) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, some lime, light hay. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some ginger, light clove. Light-medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazelnut brown with small off white head. Nose is malty, light caramel and spice. Not overly spiced like most winter/Xmas beers, thankfully. Nothing super exciting but a fine and drinkable winter Warmer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
annunz123 (880) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bread, spice, and some smoke in the aroma. Flavor is definitely different, but not in a good way. Toast, caramel, smoke, and some bitter/sour all compete in the flavor, and nobody wins, especially you, the drinker. Poor effort from a brewery I usually really like.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
j12601 (6769) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby tinged brown with a medium to large off white head. Malt, toast, a bit of burnt spices, and a hint of paper. Medium bodied, toast, malt, a bit of spiciness. Burnt malt and spices, dry herbal earthy bitterness on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blipp (6349) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Juniper berries, ginger, hints of spruce, with lightly toasted malts and earthy notes. A bit odd.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gripweed57 (768) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle. deep mreddish brown color with a small bubbly beige head. Earthy woody spruce-like aroma. Bittersweet roasted malt flavor with hints of spruce, brown bread and leather. Dark dried fruits and black pepper in finish. Not worth seeking out.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
johnnnniee (2459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours a nice reddish brown color with a good sized bubbly white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of mineral water, licorice, a bit of brown sugar and a hint of earth. The flavor is really quite bad. Caramel and brown sugar atop a heavy presence of anise or licorice with a metallic earthy almost sulfur flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart mouthfeel. I couldnít finish this one itís horrible.


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