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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.


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1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle: Drank it in the summer maybe thatís why I didnít like it..... nuh itís just not good.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Soft spice and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet spice flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chudwick (2009) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
12oz bottle into shaker - nose is caramel and nutmeg. Ordered this real hastily and I regret it. Super sweet and potpourri. For $2 I canít complain. Watching the World Cup and ticking a new place as well as a new beer. Would have liked the orange zest but not to be found.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fritz123 (939) - 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 didnít get any of the orange "zest".

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (643) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
In bottle cant rate appearance, ok beer decent taste but not great, smooth and flavorful

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
jdeslip (2) - - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
You can definitely taste the spices. But that is about it. Not very bitter. Not very smooth.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
12oz bottle courtesy of Headbanger. Color is a bright golden brown with light carbonation and a thin head. Aroma is a sweet candy sugar scent. It has a lighter body with a thin crisp mouth feel. Flavor light and sweet, I get a hint of the nutmeg with a feel that the other spices are trying to come out but just canít get there. in the after taste the orange seems to show giving a faint pepper note. Overall its a bit weak.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4135) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
12oz bottle. Copper color, thin white ring. Aroma of old chocolate. Moldy oranges. Flavor of thin toasted malt. Not much spice. Forgetable. (3582)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
12oz bottle 1/4/13 (Whole Foods-Naperville)-42į in Lager Glass-Pours a clear light brown with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with spices coming thru on the back end. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad but was expecting more spices per the description.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
doubelknv3 (971) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Copper with off white head. Mild lacing. Caramel, spice, floral, and citrus aroma. Spice, cinnamon, caramel, and sour finish. Unbalanced, dry, mild bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Patrickctenchi (3468) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours clear, copper-red with a huge, light tan head. Nose is caramel malt. Taste is woody....bread...caramel. Watery feel...plasticky notes..bland spicing. It had promise....then it began to taste like it was shaken up in a sports bottle....blaah.


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