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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Once upon a frozen evening way up north, a sweet local honey named Holly inspired our Jolly Fat Man (as only Holly can) to create this festive spiced holiday ale. We think you will enjoy his holiday creation with itís aromas and flavors of Christmas day. Sweet malt, ginger, honey and cinnamon spice. Sip this by the fire with your significant other. Who knows, maybe it will lead to a little inspiration of your own. From our Jolly Fat Man to yours, Happy Holidays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1321) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Half pint on draft. Pours a translucent brown-amber with a thin eggshell head that leaves touches of spotty lace. Nose involves caramel, toasted malt, some orange zest, and light christmas spices. Somewhat sweet, lightly bitter. Lighter bodied, oily, actively carbed, crisp, with a subdued spicy nutmeg finish. Decent holiday beer, not overdone in the spice department, which I appreciate. Those who like Great Lakes christmas will like this one just as well, as they are quite similar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1533) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
12oz bottle while in Akron, Oh. Poured into a pint glass. Amber-brownish color with a thick head. Aroma of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and breads. Taste was rather dull compared to the aroma but overall not bad. Spices come through and the breadiness was light. Medium to light in body for the style. Kind of a hodgepodge of flavors. Not the best Christmas ale but not the worst either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4834) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Cereal, spice, cough syrup aroma. Bad Hitler-meets-Santa label on a squat 12-ozíer. Beer is dark, ruby brown and clear. Spicy, chalky flavors, on the sweetish side. Spice becomes cloying and eventually turns into a chore to drink, like a garden variety pumpkin ale. Medium-heavy body, effervescent carbonation. ABC, Betton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On tap at 3R6P. Mild spice notes, some brown sugar and nutmeg, allspice. Coppery amber clear with thin creamy lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with brown sugar and caramel, nutmeg, allspice, clove. Medium sweet finish with light bitterness. Sweet nutty-spicy after.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Murky medium brown pour, sticky off-white head that leaves a decent film of lacing. Aroma has some Christmas spice accents, a touch of licorice. Flavor is pleasant with some Christmas spices, a touch of orange peel, some nutmeg and cinnamon and just a touch of nuttiness. Mouthfeel has a nice stickiness to it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep amber with two fingers of fluffy tan head. Nose of birthday cake batter, Palmolive, ginger, lavender. Medium body, sweet. Really flowery flavors which tastes kind of soapy to me. Iíve had one sip and not sure I want another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (503) - Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Ginger is dominant and overpowers everything else in this ruby colored Winter warmer. Cinnamon, plum, and fruity notes are there in the background. The body is light to medium with a moderate level of carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth. The finish is sweet with a tinge of hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Draft @ Fatheads. Cloudy brown pour with the typical Christmas spice aromas. Large amounts of spice in aroma and flavor. Lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, toasted malt body and ginger in the finish. Iím glad the ginger isnít over powering. The orange peel gives a nice citrus note to cut the spice. Pretty well made winter brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Lots of nutmeg in this bronze beer. Smells like cherry Pepsi. Caramel and lots of brown sugar. And cloves. Quite nice I could drink a growler of this but the heavy Coriander detracts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5439) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle: (7.4 % label) Pours clear copper with a thick tan head. Malty aroma, honey, ginger. Taste is apple, spices, pumpkin.... Orange, nutmeg. Very sweet.

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