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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
From a trade courtesy of jands1983. Thanks Doran. Poured amber with an off-white head. Moderate lacing. Nose of caramel malts with nutmeg and cinnamon. Lots of it. Medium plus body with a lively mouth feel. Flavor is earthy, with roasted malts, some nuts, and floral hops and all those spices. The finish is bitter. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (503) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. Appearance is a darker clear amber. Aroma is malty with spice. Big spiced up taste, nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel malt. Pretty decent winter brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (2368) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
12oz bottle into Jolly Pumpkin tulip. Foamed up the neck a bit. I really like spiced beers and I even like these spices. However, this is horrid. Way too much spice, its like someone threw a suck full of nutmeg and clove in my face. What makes it worse is the flabby beer behind the spices. I could see a stout or strong ale but its a nondescript mildly hoppy ale. Ugh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2014
It poured a cloudy red color with a white head. The aroma was of spice and lots of nutmeg and ginger. The taste was also lots of spiciness. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1197) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Crown Valley Sleighbell Spiced Ale has a very thick, creamy, off-white head, a mostly clear, brilliant orange appearance, with a descending gray cloud, a few bubble streams, and some decent lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of a melange of spices, sweet breadiness, and an overall pleasant pugent smell. Taste is of all those elements, with an underlying hop bitterness to accompany the spiciness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Crown Valley Sleighbell Spiced Ale finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and not the least bit alcohilic. Overall, this is very good, after it warms, but I think it would actually taste better without the added spices. The bottle recommends serving this beer warm, and I can see how that is something one should follow. RJT

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
firemarshal (146) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Sample. Dark amber. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves. Taste is spicy cinnamon. Not for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1944) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Draft at Kloby’s. Pours clear copper with a smooth creamy off white head. Tastes smooth, sweet, slightly dry, nutty and malty at first, then like gingerbread, light spice, vegetable flavor. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like vegetables, sweet malt, wheat, and nuts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1151) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
A deep amber pour with an off-white head. The aroma is spicy with nutmeg, light cinnamon, and earthy hops. It has a full body with somewhat thick texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bitter and slightly roasted with a dry, warm finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle into glass, at club w with pals, cinnamon, orange, some apple, funky diffret stuff, but not bad at al

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1006) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2013
The color is a clear orange with a large off-white head, and the aroma blends nutmeg, gingerbread, and light malts. The taste blends a mild spice, a slight sourness, and a slightly sweetness, and the palate combines a slick texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a long, spice-filled finish.


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