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RATINGS: 932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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It has a cinnamon and ginger spice flavor, a rich copper color, and a medium body that will fit with any holiday meal.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (603) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
This score is assuming I am in the mood for a holiday spiced beer, which is not frequently the case. Its maybe slightly too spiced overall, but not much. Smoother when warm. Primarily cinnamon and honey. Not my favorite holiday flavor profile, but not terrible.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (588) - - DEC 30, 2013
2013 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a crystal clear brown-copper with a little off-white head. Aroma is cinnamon and some grain but both are very light. Taste is a little sweetness and cinnamon with a slight bitterness. The honey is apparent in the end. A light medium mouthfeel with a dry ending ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReverendMoon (140) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Lighter for a winter warmer. Quite pleasant. Subtle spices on the nose, more upfront on the tongue. A nice abv which allows it to be semi sessionable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1207) - Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Pours a beautiful reddish orange. Small white head. Aroma is malty, fruity with noticeable but not cloying spices. Flavor is sweet, lots of spices. Body is lighter side of medium. Finish is modestly dry and bitter, spiced. Pretty drinkable holiday spiced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from Arvin @Christmas. Caramel malt, honey, cloves. Lager yeast-type astringency. Stronger than a typical Christmas ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (4831) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle marked 03/19/14. Nose sweet and rich caramel and earthy brown malt with some mild coffee/roast. Honey and ginger, and an herbal quality that reminds me of the unwelcome aspects of Eastern Red Cedar and its oriental counterparts. Pours a pretty gradient amber with a short, soapy beige head. Taste is caramel and faint roast, spicing much stronger here (and frankly off-putting), muddled ginger, lighter cinnamon, and clover honey/herbal notes. Base malt/caramel isnt developed enough to carry the load. Medium body, maybe a bit fuller, lightly sweet with basically no bitterness or alcohol showing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hartung32 (214) - Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Favorite Christmas(Holiday) ale. It still is the best if looking in the "spiced" variety, but it doesn't excite me like it used to. It's the Sierra Nevada Pale of Christmas beers. Others have copied it and that has taken away from its overall appeal(right or wrong). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (453) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Copper color with a thin white head. Smells great, of honey, cinnamon, and fruit. A sweet honey and fruit taste, with a hint of cinnamon and other spices. Smooth with a medium body feel. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vlan1 (191) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Ohhh Christmas Beer ,Oh Christmas beer...... Drinking this while making a cheesecake for Christmas dinner. Smells malty and faintly gingery. Taste is predominantly cinnamon, honey and bready malts. Not sure if Id drink it any other time but as far as Christmas beers go its top notch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (78) - - DEC 24, 2013
Good xmas ale. Nice spicy flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, corriandor. Great drinking while opening presents.


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