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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This hearty Seasonal Ale renders smooth and warm spice malt flavors expertly, balanced by a complex aroma of Magnum and Crystal hops. Notes of nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and orange zest make this the perfect brew for brisk fall and winter days.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Brownish copper, huge white head. Smells toasty, woody, and lightly spicy. Flavor is dark bread, toast some spicy notes, some woody notes, some earthy notes. Not horrible, not great...

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), with notes of allspice, gum, green beans, plastic, bile. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I’m not really a big fan of the vegetable, plastic, and vomit spicing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9020) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber headf. Aromas of carmel, cocoa and lighht nuttiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, cocoa and a hint of nuts with a crisp carmel finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
edgallow (1653) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2012
12 oz bottle pour a nice amber color with a tan head. Arome is of sweet spice. Taste is of sweet yeast and spice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Sampled in a 12oz bottle. A good amount of spices and malts to this one but nothing special.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle. Clear, medium coppery amber, average eggshell head. Aroma is pretty weak, caramel and grains. Weak simple caramel profile, boxboard note in the finish. Where’s the spice?

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3661) - - JAN 27, 2012
bottle. pours a clear amber with a small, stable, creamy, eggshell colored head. nose of fruity yeasty esters, tart malt. a lightly spiced beer(not much at all) with mild toast and caramel notes. medium bodied brew. a pretty decent whole foods brew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours amber with medium white head that fades quick. Aroma is caramel malts and corn. Taste is sweet and spicy up front...and then it hits you when you swallow...cheese. Starts not bad, finishes terrible.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4144) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2012
The aroma is pretty simple with some desirable elements of spice and caramel malt but also some paper and adjuncts. The appearnace is amber with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with a nice bread like finish. The palate is average. Overall a drinkable beer but it seems cheap.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Orlando, Fl - Whole Foods - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour - little to no head. Neutral aroma - hint of toffee if you try really hard. Flavor is very mellow, some hints of muddled spiciness. Perhaps a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon. Just a touch of citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Don’t bother writing home about this one - just keep it to yourself.


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