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RATINGS: 1012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2006
12 oz. bottle via trade with lukin013 - Pours a clear copper color with a two finger off white head. Very light spotty lacing. Has a light caramel malt aroma with a touch of spice. Has a honey/malt flavor. Not quite to my liking. Medium body. Wortha try. Thanks Jon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle. Great beer. Lovely malt flavor with little spice addition. Not much though. Very rich red-orange color. Sweet flavor from the honey, but not much of a taste of honey. Great little dessert beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4834) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Cakey, bocky aroma. Very clear medium-dark oak color with a thin silky head. Ginger spicy, allspice, light sweetness, warming. Medium light body. Longish spice and alcohol finish. Technically, pretty good, but it got to clinging and I didnít finish the pint.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2007 growler and bottle- reddish/brown color, tan head, honey/cinnamon/malty/ginger aroma, without the slightest hint of hop. a great beer, that I have been told is so expensive due to the massive amounts of honey they brew with. alcohol hidden extremely well. my favorite chirstmas beer. 2007- re-rate- I am not going to adjust my rating, but I found this yearís version to be lacking in body, and was disappointed by it generally. Still, it remains wildly popular, and a decent brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rooney31 (42) - USA - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle: Pours a reddish amber color with minimal head. The ginger, orange zest and nutmeg aromas are the most apparent. For me the ginger and cinnamon were a little too much. Perhaps I should have tried the beer with some sugar cookies, but by itself the overwhelming ginger seemed odd. Itís not bad, just not my style of beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle. Pour is copper/red with a quickly retreating off white head. Smell is malt, orange, clove, cinnamon, some floral notes. Flavor is semi-sweet malt, hints of spices such as cinnamon, ginger, clove, some grapefruit. Light to medium mouth feel. Nice Holiday brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Dark reddish amber color. Smell of malt, hops, clove, cinnamon, oak, pine. coper and some alcohol. Taste of sweet malt, hops, cinnamon, ginger, clove, pine, pumpkin and a woody bitterness at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Bottled. Rich, sweet malts combined with a little alcohol and a dash of orange peel to form a very interesting aroma. I noted some hops as it warmed a bit. The body was a clear, deep copper color with a quickly fading off-white head. The flavor was wonderfully malty with some spices dancing around. One detractor for me was the ginger. Itís just my personal taste, but I despise ginger...especially in my beer. Otherwise a very solid brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Aromas of honey and various spices. Taste is spicy as well with a soft hop presence, and a toasty malt background that carries other flavors very well. Dry finish and nice mouthfeel. Thanks to santa for this, I enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Amber body and foamy tan head. Nice spicy aroma anf flavor... loads of ginger, brown sugar and some pumpkin. Good medium body but the finish was slightly sticky. As it warmed the finish improved but the alcohol became slightly more noticeable.


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