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RATINGS: 1017   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Every description thus far fits this beer, nothing you wouldn’t expect. Taste and palate compare to Harpoon’s winter offering with less carbonation and significantly less nutmeg. So it’s more enjoyable in that regard. Enjoyable nonetheless, I’ll be sure to have a few on hand throughout my winter break.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2007 Thanks to RagallachMC. Pours clear amber/orange with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of ginger and sweet malt. Taste hit me as ginger, orange, malts and cinnamon. This is what I look for in a Christmas ale; a nice spice blend, not too overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of ginger, cinnamon, other earthy spices, yeast, and a hint of citrus. Flavor begins with the ginger and cinnamon up front that gives way to the yeasty, citrus flavor to finish. Better then I expected but still not really my kind of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2006
on tap at the brewpub, i’ve also had it bottled. Pours reddish with a beige head. Aroma of cinnamon and ginger. Tastes of malt with a heavy spice taste of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Finish is smooth, the high alcohol is not in the taste. Always look forward to this one around the holidays.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Draft at the Cleveland Airport. Pours amber red with a diminishing off-white head. Nice aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Medium light mouthfeel. Sweet and bready malt backbone, but the spices really dominated here. I must say this one of the best spice mixtures I have tried in a beer. I get cinnamon, ginger, berries, nutmeg, all nicely blended. Clean finish. This is 7.5%? I could not tell. I enjoyed this one a lot. Under rated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Very interesting spice mixture, and a very pleasant drinking beer. Not quite liquid Christmas, but damn tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2006
A well-made beer. Kind of a reddish amber color with little head. Very sweet...maybe a bit too much. Still, a nice drink, but unlike a lot of reviewers, I would have a hard time drinking more than a couple of these in a sitting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle: Pours gold in color with almost not head. Smells of cinammon and ginger with a hint of citrus. Very nice smell. Taste is full of ginger, with just a slight hint of citrus. I feel like I am drinking a a ginger bread cookie. This is getting me in the holiday mood, and it’s Nov 2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
Deep amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of ginger and orange peel with the requisite fresh nutmeg and cinnamon as well. Flavour of very fresh toasted malt backing up the aforementioned ginger and nutmeg. Lingering bready/spicy finish. Spicing is quite restrained but tasty enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2006
pours clear amber with an nice egg shell white head that quickly disappears. great gingerbread aroma with a hint of honey. sweet spicy gingerbread flavor. spicy fairly dry finish. light citrus hop notes throughout. medium bodied. sparkling carbonation. fantastic christmas beer. liquid gingerbread.

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