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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (497) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1023) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Draft. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head that leaves some intricate, doily lace. Nose involves fresh gingery spice, graham cracker, nutmeg, orange, and some prominent mint. Pretty sweet flavor, fairly bitter. Lighter bodied for a strong beer, clean, tingly, with a lengthy spicy finish. A decent brew, not too intense on the spices which is good, but still just ultimately not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptBeatty (10) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2013
This is a wonderfully balanced Christmas ale. It is rich, but not heavy or cloying. You definitely know the spices are there, but they are not overpowering. This is not one of those Christmas ales that you get tired of before you have finished the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sawbuck (314) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Aroma of candied fruit, sweet cinnamon, and spices. Crystal clear red amber color with a nice tan head. Nice mixture of sweet malt and sweet spices up front. Finishes with a smooth bitterness, and notes of cinnamon. Nice holiday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lageraven (2) - - DEC 13, 2013 does not count
Wonderful copper color extremely smooth with a slight hint of honey this is a very drinkable beer with very little bitterness and a surprising clean finish considering the spices involved. It's a keeper and should be available in the fridge for those Christmas get togethers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1229) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours a golden copper with a nice foamy tan head. Aroma of cinnamon and chocolate. Taste of cinnamon up front with a spicy gingery bite followed by a grainy light malt bready finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (178) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours a clear medium amber. Nice head and lacing that diminishes in about 2 minutes. Nose is mostly malt sweetness against a hint of soft spice. Medium bodied with a nice slick feel and well carbonated. The taste is slightly sweet with only a suggestion of spice, creating a nice balance of flavor that is subdued when compared to ST 2Xmas, which accentuates spice flavor. A nice crisp finish that brings the carbonation and spices (ginger and cinnamon) a bit more forward. If you want sweet with a hint of spice, then this beer is for you. If you prefer spice flavor, go with Southern Tier 2Xmas. Both are expertly crafted brews that achieve their respective flavor profiles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle pours copper. Nose sweet malt, spice, Taste similar. Sweet malt up front. Some ginger and clove. Mininal bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyScallywag (63) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Not too sweet but a lot of holiday, sugary, kind of flavors. Good for a bottle or two. Certainly wouldn't buy a case. A six pack would be pretty iffy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (460) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2013
This pours a burn orange or brick orange and has golden hues. A stream of bubbles make their way to the center of the glass to meet a creamy head of tinged off white foam. Good retention and great lacing on this one. There is a hefty amount of yeast or sediment floating around in this one and to call it hazed would be to undermine the substantial particles that are floating in this glass.

The nose is rich with malt. Caramel, bread, nuts, and a fain dusting of cocoa powder. There is a fresh light citrus and the scent of raw honey. There is a faint cinnamon and nutmeg and if you really dive deep the very faint scent of fresh ginger.

Taste is rich and malty. Thick, chewy and nutty. The citrus keeps it moving and the chocolate is as mellow as the spices. The honey adds a bit of sticky quality to the mouthfeel but the beer does not get terribly sweet. It finishes not quite dry and with a mellow and subdued aftertaste .

This one had a full malt mouthfeel. A grainy texture of caramel and nuts. The honey and the fruit could have been more powerful but they laid out restrained and somewhat flat. The spices were too faint in the drink to make a difference in the taste. It drank a bit heavy and slow. It needed something to contrast the nutty bready flavor and give it a lift on the palate.

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