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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Timed to coincide with the holiday season, a very special lager is brewed with honey, oranges, and spices. This beer uses two pounds of honey per pound of malt in its brew, making it an exceptional fortified holiday specialty beer which will keep for years. The spices and hops balance the sweetness of the honey and malt to give this lightly hopped beer its perfect flavor.
Alcohol ABV varies from 9.5% to 11% each year


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours dark mahogany with a thick frothy head of tan foam. Nose is cloves, spice and malt. Very palate pleasing- thick viscosity and creaminess. Taste is sweet- of malt, honey, caramel with hints of ginger, clove and cinnamon. A surprisingly good beer that will leave you wishing for the holidays all year long.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (430) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says hmmm most be alcohol content warm and thicker nicer malt unsure if she likes the spice it gets a 3.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2284) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a off white head. Aroma of spice, honey and malt . Taste is spice and honey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5827) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a clear amber brown color with a medium plus sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a base of toasted malts with honey, ample spices, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, light caramel, sweeter but the spices cut through, no sign that this is almost 10%.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2703) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and earthy spices. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, honey, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and holiday spices.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Spicy aroma, ginger, cinnamon, coriander, and nutmeg. All follow onto the palate to give this holiday beer a nice complex flavor. Finishes with a bready note.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2548) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark brown with a finger of off-white head. Aroma of citrus, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is similar. The nutmeg and cinnamon really come through in the finish. Full bodied with a thick, creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Awesome beer. I grab me some every year.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
bottle. reddish brown with small head. big sweet beer with a lot of spice in this one. maybe a bit over the top for me.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnymusky (278) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
not my thing at all....cloves honey and cinnamon....way to sweet...after taste was awful.did smell good though.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbrana (471) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Tastes like butterscotch, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Too sweet and too spicy for my liking, but not too bad.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Murky dark ruby with a thin bubbly light tan head. Aroma kinda has some plum and fruit cake notes, but that fruit cake is just a little past its prime. Taste is large and smooth, sweet and fruity. Basically put, it tastes like a Belgian quad with a lager yeast; lots of date and stone fruit tones mixed with dark spice cake and cinnamon, with a dryish earthy lager yeast finish. Interesting and complex.


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