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RATINGS: 935   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Busick (379) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlbeer (821) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brianairb85 (72) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (509) - - 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 (1061) - 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 (344) - 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 (1263) - 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 (221) - 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.

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