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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hungarian_G (87) - - JAN 28, 2013
Pours a deep copper amber with a decent creamy off-white head. Foamy and quickly receding. Nice aroma of vanilla up front, with some caramel malt sweetness, herbal hops and seasonal spices. Great flavour; fairly sweet, vanilla notes, malts and some hoppy bitterness. Also, some hints of roasted nuts, cinnamon and spices. Slightly sticky mouthfeel with nice bitter but not overpowering finish. Well balanced, nice flavour... something different from the standard ale.Great beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2912) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Can, LCBO. Sweet vanilla aroma. Dark amber pour, foamy tan head. Taste - not bad. Lots of vanilla - a bit too much - but it goes well enough with the sweet caramel tasting base. Light bodied and well carbonated. A bit watery. Not bad, but too much vanilla to get much else. Lots of flavour though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2165) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
473ml can from the LCBO. beautiful reddish brown with a lasting tan head, looks great. nose of vanilla and caramalt body, touch of chocolate but that might just be the vanilla cara combo. sweet flavour, vanilla dominating. medium bodied. too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
2013-01-13. Lightly hazy ruby brown body, small beige head. 3+ Sweet earthy malt aroma, notes of not quite Ovaltine seems familiar, and carries into the flavour. Sweetish middle finishes with drier accents, lightly dusty Ovaltine meets caramel accents. Bit if a vanilla note? Smooth average plus body. Decent. Bottle courtesy of GregClow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1637) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Horrible blind-order pairing with a pizza but saving it until the end made for a tasty dessert. Vanilla and chocolate dominate. Would probably make a great beer float.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
473 mL can. Nice looking beer - bronze with a small but persistent beige head. Smells good too - sweet vanilla is there but not overpowering, and there is a hint of chocolate from the malt. So far, so good. Flavour is a little flat and underdeveloped, unfortunately. The vanilla is there, but everything alse is muddled and uninteresting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Canette 473ml. De couleur ambrée-foncée et claire. Nez de vanille, moyen de malt sucré, léger de pain et de caramel avec des notes de chocolat au lait et de houblon herbeux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes huileuses. Goût d’extrait de vanille (présent toute la gorgée) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen goût de grains de malt moyennement sucrés et très légèrement rôtis avec des notes de caramel doux et de chocolat au lait (très faibles traces lactiques) puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger regain de goût de vanille, des notes amères de houblon herbeux aisni que quelques traces épicées piquante (poivre? cannelle?). Post-goût moyen, composé d’un résiduel de vanille sucrée avec quelques notes de houblon herbeux et des traces rôties.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3831) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Surprisingly decent for Granville. Stong aromas of both vanilla and cocoa. Pours copper, medium to high carbonation though a little high for style. Taste has mild bitterness and sourness. A chalk-like finish to this. A little tinny also, but had this in a tall can.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
473ml can from the LCBO. Malty, milk chocolate and spice aroma, flavours of chocolate milk, spices and light hop bitters.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
This ale poured a deep amber colour with a quick living, soapy, white coloured head. Scents include caramel, bread and sweet grass. First sip was smooth and malty with flavours of brown sugar and caramel with a small amount of milk chocolate. finish is really malty with light chocolate flavours lingering.


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