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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle to Fulham FC tankard. Iíve never been a huge fan of any ales with spice, but this is pretty tame and I like that.

-- rated with beerbasher

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (643) - Portage, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Pristine medium red pour with half inch of offwhite head. Lots of bubbles rise from the bottom. Very very creamy scent, some pine hops, berries and sour malt. Lively carbonation, very low density, frothy mouthfeel, slightly dry finish. Taste is fresh cream, raspberry and cranberry, piney earthy hops, ginger and dried fruits, light biscuity malt. Nice light christmas ale with unique berry flavor that isnít too heavy on the christmas spices.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (80) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
This beer is probably the best cure for all the pumpkin spice crap we have all been flooded with recently. It has a great taste with just enough cinnamon and ginger at the end to let you know itís there. Hopefully just enough to provide some of the healing properties I have read about that will reverse the effects of heavy alcohol consumption. And itís 7.5%, so Merry Xmas to me!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (801) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Attractive amber with tall foamy head. Christmas spice aroma. Taste is bold and rich. Notes of honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark fruit and ginger. Very malty but a decent hop bitterness balances it well. Very festive flavored ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (657) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Bright amber orange color. Medium-sized bubbly white head. Caramel malt nose with faint notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Toasted malt flavor with lotís of Christmas spice and floral hops. Nicely balanced and full of flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Thejay801 (12) - - DEC 7, 2013
A great Chris's ale with nutmeg coriander and other spices. A nice winter beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft. I live in the Cleveland area so i try it every year. It seems to get worse every year. Copper brown color with a white head. Dark fruit and cinnamon in the nose as youíd expect from a Christmas beer. Faint cinnamon and dark dried fruit taste as well. This used to be a big, bright strong beer but every year , the price goes up and the taste goes down. I miss the old days.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours copper with a small white head that doesnít leave much lacing. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, brown sugar and clove. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma except the ginger is a bit more prominent. Long and slightly bitter finish of cinnamon, clove and malts with a bit of a warming alcohol burn going down. Medium bodied, thin texture, high carbonation. Definitely hides the higher alcohol well. Very tasty without being overly spiced or too heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (953) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours clear amber, aroma is light sweet floral and spices. Taste is mild sweet up front with a nice light spice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmflynn (15) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Pours a beautiful copper color with a small wispy head. Slight hops with a background of clove, cinnamon, brown sugar and slight pine. Great balance. 7.5% alcohol sits in the background. A nice Christmas beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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