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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5944) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
BOTTLE: brown pour, tan/offwhite head. Aroma of grain, light malt, almost some Belgian character to the nose. Taste was mild citrus, spice, rye. I really enjoyed this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
12oz bottle, bottled 11/16/2011. Clear brown color, light tan head leaving some lace. An interesting aroma. Very roasty, like dried herbs. My mom sampled some and said tea leaves or tobacco, I can see that. Nice sweet malty caramel / maple syrup / sweet tea taste. Pretty decent and drinkable winter ale. Interesting roasty taste. Some chocolate aroma. Decent (lighter) dark / ripe fruit aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5884) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle. Amber with a thin off white head. Light spicy rye aroma with some light sweeter notes. The flavor is well balanced. Rye notes are up front, but donít dominate. A light caramel sweetness, with some nice spicy hop notes. A very solid sessionable winter seasonal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5856) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
355 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20101220.
Pours amber color with a medium head. Aroma of fruits, grain, coffee, some yeast notes and malts. Flavor of caramel, faint chocolate and coffee, hops, resin and grainy malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2011
iím gonna go grind a homeless guy, wait? what!?! .. . Pours a dark tawny brown, damn good lacing with low head .. . light berries, wood oil, reduced brandy, and light nuts .. . pretty tasty, name fits this nicely, it really is a mild xmas beer .. . another goose island class act .. . Iíve never seen eyes so dilated! I could lose myself in them...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (5632) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle. Clear reddish brown color with a big beige head. Malty aroma with rye, caramel, biscuits, toasted bread, some graininess and light fruity notes.. Sweet malty flavor, caramelly and toasty, with rye spiciness, a faint fruity hint and a somewhat bitter finish with some minerally/earthy/metallic notes. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5611) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2010
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY> Medium caramel chestnut pour. Caramel malt, light roastiness, cereal grain iness in the aroma. Taste is rye bitterness, light fruit, caramel malt, some very light notes of christmas. Nice sessionable holiday beer. I like it

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5578) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle. Nice Christmas in a glass look -- rich and deeply red with a solid head. The aroma is bountiful, rife with robust malt and a hint of winter spice. But this drinks quite evenly, without abashedness, certainly sessionable for th Noel season. (#3774, 12/25/2009)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Clear copper brown with a fizzy off white head. Cereal grain and malty aroma and taste with a sweet spice finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 12, 2012
Bottled 355ml. -Deep amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, mild caramel nutty nose. Moderate malty, caramel and bitter hops with light roasty notes. Pleasant soft hoppy finish. Not bad at all.


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