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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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A festive spiced holiday ale that warms the spirit and brings good cheer to all that partake. Cinnamon, ginger, honey, coriander, nutmeg and orange peel spice this ale and capture the flavors and aromas of Christmas. Both naughty and nice at the same, so be good for goodness sake


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Atom (1212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a bright amber hue and a large khaki head. Aroma of holiday spices, cinnamon, ginger, slight coriander, with some orange peel. Taste is sweet of cinnamon and nutmeg followed my ginger and honey with underlying hints of oranges. All spices and flavors are unique and present pretty well rounded. Unfortunately, holiday ales along with many of the spices here are just not my thing. However if it is this would be a good one for you.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4276) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Thanks to goryshkewych for the share on this one. Cheers, George! Pours a hazy copper-orange with a white head. Nice lacing. Nose is sweet malt, ginger, some mild sarsaparilla, and mild citrus. Flavor follows the nose with sweet malts, ginger, some pie spices, and sweetness with tangs of root beer. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (3801) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Pour is somewhat dark from a bottle. Smell is sweet. Taste is better than expected but still carries that spiced thing. Does have some co2, not much. Bitter herbs start to stick their little heads up. Getting worse as the session continues. Typical lighter xmas beer but it must hide its alky fairly well at 7%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Pour is dark gold/copper with a small off-white head, little retention/lace. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon, honey, citrus, spice. Taste is lightly sweet, ginger, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus. Palate is drier, soft, oily, sweet finish. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (551) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 Reddish brown in color with particulate throughout drink, settling to the bottom. Very sweet initial taste with malt character and spices. Sweetness lingers. Like drinking spiced candy. Enjoyed but one is good enough for me. 12-15-2013 Enjoyed a lot more thaniremembered. Pine needle taste still a little overwhelming by the end.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (923) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Nice Christmas ale. Rich honey aroma and flavor. Heavily spiced, but doesn't detract and meshes well with the honey. Peppery finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
12 oz bottle compliments of my neighbor Bob - thanks! Plenty of spices and unique aromas without being obnoxious. Somewhat weak on body but well worth the purchase.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep red with a medium off-white head. Aroma is heavy spice, orange peel, alcohol. Taste is mild-medium sweet, full of spice. Finish is spice and alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation. Okay.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Delicious seasonal ale. The cinnamon, citrus zest, and hops shine in this holiday warmer. Loved the name, too.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nike (878) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Wow, spices, spices, and spices. Dark pour, fruit and spice aroma, and taste, did I mention spices. Not for me.


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