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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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A Belgian style ale brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet gale, cloves, coriander and allspice. Formerly known as Rudolph’s Reserve.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2333) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Smells like gingerbread and fruitcake. Murky brown with fast diminishing head. Alcohol burns through the mix and brings warmth. A real winter warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2211) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
12oz bottle thanks le docteur ver d’argent. Potpourri nose. Glad the hop distracts from the holiday nonsense. I get a feeling this is a blend. Sweet but mellows as it warms.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (917) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to the strapping DrSilverworm. Solid winter beer with spices and shit. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6836) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a clear, deep, reddish-amber color with a small eggshell head. Aroma of leaves, toasted malts, brown sugar, caramel, overripe fruit, and cardboard. Smells kind of old. Flavor of booze-soaked bread, figs, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, cookie, and spices. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, spicy, boozy mouthfeel. A little much for me.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (4703) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2014
This one poured a ruby red color with an off white head. Aroma was of lots of spices, mainly cinnamon and numeg and lots of alcohol. Flavor was simiarlar, apple, cinnamon and boatlaods of harsh booze. Not too great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Light copper pour with a finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Coriander, nutmeg, sweet spices, pumpkin pie, soda and chocolate. Lighter than expected body. Wanted more kick and dryness. A bit too sweet for me but a good beer to have while relaxing on a cold day

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Thx canon. So far I don't know why I keep trying. Spice beer is very low on my list. Nutmeg and coriander kills me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
12 oz bottle from DrSilverworm. Pours a slightly hazy dark reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have allspice, nutmeg, additional herbs and spices, caramel, yeast sweet malts, fairly smooth, if I didn’t read the bottle I wouldn’t have guessed that it was over 10 %.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3568) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
POPE, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is a whole heck of a lot of spices, like allspice, cloves, and I even got something akin to ginger. Nice roasted malts and plenty of sweetness as well. Taste is similar. Nice body. Alcohol is well covered. I thought it was quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (369) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Warms you right up, reddish color, slightly spiced but well balanced! Full bodied. Winey.


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