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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Toffee brown, medium-bodied, with a creamy head and an aroma of raisins and freshly baked dark bread. Mild Winterís rich caramel malt and spicy rye flavors are sure to take the bite out of whatever Old Man Winter brews up for you this year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rds (230) - USA - JUN 9, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2009 Burnt copper body with a thin white head, lots of sweet caramel and molasses in the mix, and the rye adds a nice unusual note on the finish.i

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours a dark iced tea brown with three fingers of fluffy off-white head which diminishes, leaving behind a thin skin and wispy lace. The nose is of sweet toasted malt and marbled rye with a touch of a spruce-like hop note in support. Light to medium-bodied with a soft creamy mouthfeel, it has a pleasant, mildly bitter finish. The flavor is a really well integrated blend of toasty/roasty malt, rye and sprucy hops. I canít really quantify why I like this beer as much as I do. Iím just really digging the interesting and satisfying blend of flavors supported by a pleasing mouthfeel. This is among my favorites from GI, and easily the most interesting of their regular/seasonal offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2930) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2009
bottle from trade with General Gao. bottled 12/18/08. Good aroma, sweet, bread, wet cardboard. dark brownish orange color, good head & lace. Bitter sweet flavor, Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, mild bitter finish. Good beer, looked great, felt good in mouth, didnít get the rye out of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2009
12oz bottle. Deep, murky amber-brown. Nice lively head that dies down after a minute or two. Mellow sweet malt, borwn sugar aroma. Rich and sweet, full bodied. Deep caramel and nut flavors, with a very pleasantly bitter, orange-vanilla undertone in the finish. The rye does give it a slightly odd taste, but also imparts a festive quality, which is nice in the winter. Better than I expected it to be for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2009
Bottle as an extra in trade from FlssmrBrewer. Thanks! Pours a clear dark maroon with short lived beige head. Smell is dark caramel and mild rye. Taste is smooth and balanced with a malty caramel and rye flavor with a very light balancing bitterness. Still leans a touch sweet which is a nice change from the hoppy rye beers I tend to see. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 16, 2009
malty, dark reddish brown pour with a small white head. spices. caramel. bread

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (733) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
Well crafted beer, sweet toffee malts in the aroma, great rubycopper colour. Flavour is mainly sweet toffee malt with some breadiness that finishes with some great biterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
Didnít really notice the rye. Malty, carmally, fairly weak on flavor and boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
6ROW (438) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2009
brown pour with small off white head. great change to the normal winter ale.great use of rye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (1756) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Dark red-brown pour with an off white head. Faint aroma of pale malts. Flavor of caramel, some roasted malts and spices.

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