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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
A Belgian style ale brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet gale, cloves, coriander and allspice. Formerly known as Rudolph’s Reserve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
22oz. bomber. Clear, dark copper color with a small beige head. Sweet, spicy aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Sweet malty flavor with tons of sweet baking spices and an alcoholic finish. Spices remind me of a pumpkin beer, but with a much higher alcohol kick. A bit over the top for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Pours with a fleeting white head that slips into a dark orange/amber body. Spicy-sweet fruity aroma that reminds me of candy "Circus Peanuts". A bit too much spice in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
This intensely spice beer pours a hazy mahogany. The aroma is a huge buttload of nutmeg. Very spicy. Spices hide every other quality of the beer except a very tiny bit of the warm, chewy malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Pours orange/amber/copper, with a tan head. Aromas are sweet malt, and loads of rich spices. Flavors are spices, malt, and some yeast. Flavora are very rich, but the body is a little too light. Very intriguing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Bottle: Dark cherry, large light beige head, frothy, fairly good lacing, mild carbonation.   Huge spicy aroma, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.   Seems like an Imperial Pumpkin on steroids.   There is a slight bright floral alcoholic like tinge as well.   Quite spicy on the tongue, and might I say quite spicy.   Yea, this one has loads of the aformentioned spices.   Fairly big bodied, smooth, the high ABV is fairly well hidden.   Spicy finish, slight alcohol is noticeable but it is actually quite nice providing a somewhat dry finish.   I didn’t think this was much of a Belgian, but rather a very big spiced/herb/vegetable.   Would love to put one down until next Halloween.   Thanks a ton Jeff for this one!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Pours great large tan head over a hazy organish bronze colored body, aroma is great fruity and spicey, flavor is good fruity, lightly carbonated, good body, decent brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Pours a ruby red amber with a small off white nicely lacing head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and cherries. Flavor of belgian yeast and the other spices I picked up in the aroma. The cinnamon takes over in the flavor a bit too much. More of a spice beer than a Belgian Strong. I see some others mentioning the abv not being too well hidden. But I thought it was, maybe the bottle I had was a little older (thought it was from 05).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
I don’t like much by BBW but this Rude Elf was just rude to my taste buds... true spice beer lovers will probably love this stuff. Leave me out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
on tap-pours a thin whitehead. Color is amber with effervescence. Aroma is malt. Taste is sweet, alcohol, malt, fruit, cinnamon, syrupy. Not my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2005
12.24.05 22 oz bottle. I love the Brew Works and am glad to see they got Weyerbacher to brew/bottle for them. This was a heavy , solid, spicy holiday ale. Sent me off to the North Pole before a shot of Johnny Walker Blue Label sent me to the grave.

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