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RATINGS: 184   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2001
The best spiced ale I’ve ever had. A nice malt sweetness provides a background for the perfectly harmonised spices. Seek this out at all costs if in the area.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stangger (608) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle at brady’s pub. Sweet, spicy aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, cinammon. Banana, plum, bread, clove, nutmeg, dark fruits. Deep, complex flavor masking an alcohol content you’ll feel later . Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Nicely spiced Belgian style ale, lots of different spices in the nose as well as the flavors, cinnamon, nutmeg, corander, sweet gale, decent warming affect from the alcohol, very little head, dark amber in color, very nice seasonal beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2904) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2009
It has the delicious potent aroma of cherries and a ruby red appearance. The sweet cherry malt flavor is delicious, but there is a boozy flavor more prevalent on top.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Has a very robust aroma of spices and malt. Pours a mahogany body with a white head. Goes down smooth with a little after taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtmaguire (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
Smooth for a high 10.5. Aroma is nice and a pleasant carmel color. Taste is very subtle l, but packs a bite even after just one brew. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Wonderful spiced Belgian Strong ale. ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander... all sorts of good stuff. Very nice, warms you on a cold night. I believe this is the same beer as the No Name Christmas Ale. They apparently found a name for it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Deep golden color. Very good beer. Malty and spicey. High in alcohol but subtle in flavor. Very enjoyable. Good beer for a nightcap.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1202) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Beers like thisare why I love seasonals. Although this is not the best Christmas beer I’ve tasted, it is one that I travel to get each year. Not the most balanced Christmas beer but it is of high quality and craftmanship. The spice and sugar make for great Christmas brew, like ginger bread cookies!. It has a beautiful red-to-brown hue. I think all Christmas beers should have a red tint to them to honor one of the colors of the season (green is for another holiday:) After all Jesus was born to die; shedding His red blood for us (JOHN 3:16)! "Bethlehem" is where it all began! Jesus Chirst and this brewery are well worth seeking. Jesus first, of course!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle bought at the brewpub, poured into a large snifter. Really, if you’re into the supersweet, just a lovely aroma of bananas, candy sugar, molasses. I love the uncommon, almost butter rum background to this beer - it really makes it one of my favorites. I have not had a beer like that. Great carbonation, even though the head barely registered before moving on. And the flavor has nice sourness and bitterness, despite the aroma being so sweet. This one will be first on my list of holiday ales from here on out.


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