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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (544) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12 oz bottle shared at a tasting on December 15. The pour is a crystal clear coppery gold with a pure white head, that fades down quickly, not leaving any lace. The aroma is dominant with cinnamon and there are some other spices that drown out. Perhaps some allspice, maybe some nutmeg. The flavor is typical of a pale ale, with the collection of spices. The mouth feel is a little thin, but not overly watery. Itís a great Christmas beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (793) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Amber with lasting thin offwhite head; aroma is malty sweet with notes of chocolate and maiden oil(yummy); Flava is chocolaty sweet with slight hop notes balanced with a hint of roasted malt; feels medium to light silky yet crisp with decent fizz; finishes slightly sweet and dry, well balanced beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (662) - Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Crystal clear copper color with a medium off white head with decent lacing. Gingerbread cookie, cinnamon and malt aromas. Gingerbread first in taste with cinnamon and bready flavors filling mouth mid sip. Very mild piney bitter. Finishes mostly dry with lingering mild spices. Mouthfeel is somewhat slick with a medium body and medium high carbonation. Very good Christmas ale that doesn't overpower the palate with cinnamon and ginger. Really liked the malt presence and balance to this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1103) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
I was told I need to seek out this beer because of how awesome it is. Well, Iím a bit disappointed. Donít get me wrong, itís alright and definitely tastes like a Christmas ale. I would have enjoyed a 5 oz pour far more than an entire pint. The spice becomes overwhelming with a bit of a cloying sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draft at Moriartys. Very dark clear caramel pour. Thin layer of off-white foam that completely disappeared. Succulent sweet malty notes balanced with some burnt bitter citrus and spice. Oranges and cloves. Cinnamon. Liquorice root. Maple planks. Sharp and spicy. Fairly dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (378) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Always an adventure trying out these Xmas brews, but Great Lakes has made a winner in this one...well balanced, complex, and just the right amount of winter spice makes this a very drinkable beer. Well done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Busick (360) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Very delicious seasonal. Not overly strong spices with a perfect blend of ginger and cinnamon! One of my favorite holiday ales!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlbeer (695) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Tap. Orange/amber pour with white head. Smells of spices. Tastes of malt, slight hops and spices. On of the better holiday beers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brianairb85 (71) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Pours a delicious coppery brew with an off white head. There are faint smells of Christmas Spirit! Not too spicy not too cinnamony. Good medium body. Something Santa and his elves would definitely pound!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (488) - - DEC 17, 2013
Pour a mahogany color with a thin filmy head, moderate carbonation and good lacing. Smell of cinnamon, honey, pale malts, and ginger. Nice honey flavor with cinnamon, pale malts, barley and yeasts with a hint of caramel. Moderate body and light carbonation. Nice


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