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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2948) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11060) - 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. There’s a lot of flavor complexity in this beer, and it’s good for the season.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3769) - - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9800) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5142) - 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...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4641) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
12 oz bottle. Dark copper color with a thin head. Aroma is toasted malts, brown sugar, toffee, spice notes. Flavor was just the same. Pretty sweet, slightly artificial tasting but decent enough I suppose, especially for the price point.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (4566) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8546) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (690) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
In bottle cant rate appearance, ok beer decent taste but not great, smooth and flavorful

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fritz123 (1001) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle in South Florida. American pint glass. White head disappears quickly. No lacing. Aroma is light with spices and malts. Smooth mouth feel with a malty taste. Spices are light, but present. Kind of a weird aftertaste and overall it falls flat. I didn’t get any of the orange "zest".


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