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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Aroma of ginger, spruce, clove, cucumber. Flavor is mostly ginger and spruce with some cinnamon and light honey sweetness. Tasty Xmas beer, nice and spicy. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3652) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2012
12 ounce. Caramel. Interesting aroma of spice. Malty and bready. Slight sweetness throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3346) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Amber color with a thin ivory colored head. Spiced nose like you would expect from a Christmas Ale with nutmey, ginger and cinnamon. Strong malty backbone with honey sweetness, ginger, cinnamon and pie crust notes. My mom used to make cinnamon and sugar swirls out of the left over pie crust dough, and this beer reminds me of that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2012
12 oz Bottle-Bonus from miketd-Pepsiedcans Growler Swap Part Awsome-Light clear amber pour a quickly disapating tan head. Spiced malt aroma. Malt based brew w/a nice spiced flavor. Cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, orange peel, some roasted nuts. Lots of flavor, but it in balance. Not overpowering or complex, smooth & easy to drink. Nice "winter warmer" type brew, could definatly put a few of these away. Thanks Mike!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2664) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. The bottle says itís 7.4% abv, rather than the 6.7% listed. Pours a darker amber color with a beige head of foam that starts about a finger width thick and dissipates down to a thin layer atop the beer pretty quickly. In the aroma i can pick up sweet honey and nutmeg. Some fruity characteristics come through as well, but they are mostly nondescript. In the taste I get a lot more of the spices. The cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel are much more noticeable in the taste than what I had found in the aroma. The orange peel really brings this beer to life. Thatís a nice little touch. The spices dry the finish out nicely. This is a nice winter warmer. Itís one I wouldnít mind having in my fridge.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1144) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours a reddish amber. armor is slightly reminiscent of my grandmotherís noxema Actually itís very spicy with cherry notes and cinnimon and spice. Taste is very very spicy. a little overdone. not too bad though

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1152) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Poured a copper color with a slight red hue. Medium head. Aroma has lots of spice; cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger. Nice mouthfeel. Medium light sweetness. A good, easy drinkin, modertatly spiced xmas ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft. Poured clear dark ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy spice sweet aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced spice flavor with a medium to heavy sweet spice finish of moderate to long duration. Solid seasonal beer that exceeded my expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewston08 (2) - North Olmsted, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012 does not count
Gorgeous reddish copper, great blend of ginger, honey and cinnamon. Smooth light mouthfeel, easy to drink almost too easy. Cleveland produces yet another great Christmas ale!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1264) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Aroma of dark fruit with hints of spices. Pours a clear light ruby with a full light tan head. Thereís a strong blast of cinnamon, blended with the other spices and a sweet malt backbone. The spicing lingers for a while, and compares well to the other Cleveland Christmas ales.


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