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RATINGS: 30   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5345) - 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. Donít bother writing home about this one - just keep it to yourself.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bif (1385) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle- Pours a dark copper color with a decent head and some lacing. Mild aroma of malt, cinnamon, dark fruit and bit of spice. Flavor is quite mild also. Some cinnamon, caramel and bit of spice. Mild bitterness with a clean finish. fairly medium body, decent balance. Fairly bland beer. Not a beer I would go out of my way for. Part of a 6-pack mixer. Liked the label.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Has a sweet grassy malt aroma. Looks okay. Definitely in that heavier Christmas-spice style. An okay beer that is a bit sweet and chewy. Just eh.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
nearbeer (3588) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
12 oz. Clear deep copper with a lasting meringue of foam. Aroma is old grain, sour apple, and dry grass. Taste is sour corn, canned dark cherry, dusty floor-swept grain, and dry grass. Light-medium body is smoothly carbonated and well balanced. Danger Will Robinson!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aquilo (533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
This is the second drain pour of the day. Iím just glad that I bought singles, and not full six packs. Dark copper brown color with no head. Smells like brown sugar, spice and farts. Flavor is nonexistent, but then I got a horrible moldy flavor in the finish. I suspect something bad happened in the fermentation, and they just went ahead and bottled it anyway.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a pretty bright clear ruby brown with a thin, bubbly beige head. Nose of spice and boring caramel malts. Cinnamon and orange peel. Sweet and blah.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
aroma was mildly hoppy and antiseptic. sunset brown with a sticky fine bubble head. flavor is a little citrusy with some toffee backnotes. finish is surprisingly thin for a winter beer. was ok. easy to session of you are going that route. very cool label to boot.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle from Whole Food in Folsom, CA. Pours dark copper with a foamy beige head. Aroma is roast malt, nutmeg and vanilla. Near med body. Flavor is all the xmas spices claimed, and the bite might be zest. Thereís a lot of flavor complexity in this beer, and itís good for the season.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
a unique beer that has all the standard yet nothing outstanding. pours a nice beer with a creamy color head. malts are rich with a slight bite to it.hops are light yet appearant. bring a slight warmth at the end. very good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark amber color with a fizzy tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of caramel, citrus and a spicy finish. The taste is spices, apples, caramel, citrus and faint hops. Medium bodied. Decent.


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