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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Combines premium malt with aromatic specialty hops. Brewed with our special yeast, this beer has a vanilla like finish. A robust ale. Pair it with holiday meals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2741) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
341ml brown bottle. Pours out orange, off white head with a tight bead, creamy lace. Nose is sweet, big caramel and vanilla notes. Mellow flavour with caramel and grain. Finishes drier, some grain, caramel. Medium body, average carbonation, pretty smooth and soft, not a bad effort from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2231) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
Amber colour with a thin white head. Medium carbonation. rich malt, caramel with a very pleasant vanilla background. Nice beer. Smooth texture. weak aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1413) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Clear copper wiht a small off white head. Sweet vanilla malt aroma and taste.Low hopped and softly carbed, a little too flat and oily. Sweet finish. I swear this used to be better. LF (Lagerboy Friendly) 02/24/2015 Apparently they’ve added chocolate! Tastes better on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1589) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
Bouteille 341 ml. 5.5 Bayside Lounge Vancouver. Couleur ambrée foncé, mousse beige. Arôme malt, caramel, vanille. En bouche, malt, vanille, Très bonne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gramity (1518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
Dark amber, lively carbonation with a small head. A somewhat bitter nose with a malty undertone. Some hints of alcohol. The flavor is mostly vanilla with some sweet malts present. Body is average the finish is full of vanilla bean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4483) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2011
341 mL bottle poured an amber color with big off-white head and some fine lacing. Aromas of vanilla and some other spices. Taste is moderately sweet with some vanilla and possibly nutmeg. This is not too bad as a winter seasonal beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
A - Roasted caramel and toffee A - Dark amber T -Sweet plus M - Medium body and medium carbonation O - Amazing aroma

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jagooar (18) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
It’s always nice to see this winter ale back on the shelves in the fall. Very sweet, rich flavour. Caramel, vanilla tones. Rich, smooth texture. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t want more than a few a year. Just too sweet. But it is nice to pick a few up each year and have a treat. But for an everyday beer, no thank you.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
Sugary sweet with a strong artificial taste of vanilla. I was given a six pack of this beer and will pass on the remaining five bottles to someone else.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crel (37) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
Amber color with a thin rapidly dissipating head. Very little carbonation. The aroma is very bread like to the exclusion of pretty much everything else. It tastes nothing like it smells however. Very sweet and malty. Vanilla and brown sugar are the most dominant flavors. The taste brings to mind that of instant oatmeal. Mouthfeel is quite thin. Not what I would think of when I imagine a winter ale. Glad I tried it, but not one I will go back to.

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