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RATINGS: 980   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Obfuscate (176) - Minneapolis, - NOV 15, 2014
The honey helps to not overpower the ginger and cinnamon which are definitely present. Type of beer you maybe get a 6 pack a year around the holidays to share.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (705) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a clear amber. Has a caramel and sweet malt aroma. Has a sweet malt, caramel, pine, cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, and nutmeg flavors. A lingering taste of Christmas spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1285) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Has a nice Amber color. A good spice taste with a hint of hops and cinamon, a nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (471) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2014
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UrbanCaveman (115) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2014
12 oz bottle of the 2014 edition, poured into the official GLBC Christmas Ale snifter at approximately 50 degrees F. A: Pours eerily similar to the Eliot Ness lager this year, a clear, ruddy bronze-amber. The pale white head forms thin, and does not linger overlong ere becoming a rim of white. Bubbles rise slowly from the bottom of the glass in a steady stream or three. The lacing is spotty, and quickly slides down the glass. S: The smell is fantastic, opening with a tone of sweet malt that is quickly joined by a chorus of cinnamon, ginger, and a vaguely floral citrus undertone. T: Ginger snap cookies sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg open the flavors of this beer, which are then cut with a noticeable floral-citrus hop presence. Some of that bitterness lingers through the finish, which would otherwise be pure cinnamon sugar and ginger. Some clover honey hints swim through the background, adding enough sweetness to offset the hop presence. M: Creamy and effervescent, this beer goes down smoothly. O: The 2014 batch seems fairly on point, if a bit more to the citric-floral hoppy side than I recall previous years being. Iíd have liked a sweeter, maltier beer, but this one is still tasty and enjoyable. Thereís also always next yearís batch!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (702) - Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
On draft. Cooper color with almost no head. Cinnamon and nutmeg aroma. Cinnamon and other spices for the taste. Nice Christmas Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6288) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"pretty close to hitting the head on the nail as far as spiced ales are concerned. good looking cloudy mahagony body with decent head and retention. aroma is nice...toasted malts, spices (cinammon, ginger, honey, ornage peel?). body starts off a little too carbonated but rounds out as the honey really stands out when it warms. lingering spiced dinish with some sweet malt and a touch of hops. well done. A very good winter warmer...and this one was a few months old. probably a 4 fresh!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2737) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle: Orange-amber hybrid color with a slight red tint; exceptional clarity with a small, off-white head that muddles itself across the top. Full basket of toasted malts & holiday spices on the nose. Cinnamon, nutmeg, toast, caramel, ginger, allspice, fresh grain; though the spices are generic for the season, the balance between them is executed very well. Nice balance of sweet & spicy on the tongue. Spicy in terms of spice... not "heat", of course. Caramel, buttery toffee, baked & freshly toasted bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, warm nuttiness with a strong aftertaste of lightly caramelized brown sugar. This beer reminds me of pecan pie or Christmas sugar cookies. Along with SN Celebration, itís one of my favorite holiday endeavors, & I look forward to it every single year like a damn kid on Christmas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft, just 2 weeks ago. From notes. Loads of caramel and baking spices. Just wondering if this is fresh of "vintage" from last year. Either way, itís still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (915) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
From a bottle.The pour is a orange red in color with above average c02.A lot of honey, spice, and a slight sweet malt taste.

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