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RATINGS: 962   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerme31 (514) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of honey, nutmeg, cinammon. Pours mild copper thin off-white head. Mild bitter taste. Medium body, sticky texture, above average carbonation, spice filled finish. OVerall this was ok, flavors worked pretty well together.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryrpat (145) - Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Nice season beer. Definitely gives off the Xmas spirit. Not sure about the steep cost but would drink one if available ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (557) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Initially ginger ale and lime aromas kick off the beer, but this fades and is replaced by honey, cinnamon, warm caramel, berries, and sweet citrus. The beer is sparkling clear and effervescent with a copper orange color and a dense, soapy and creamy, white head. A medium ring and cloudy surface is retained, with a decent, webby lace, consisting of tiny bubbles. The taste is a medium sweet and medium bitter - slightly more sweet than bitter. The texture is oily and fizzy with a medium full body. Caramel, honey, and cinnamon flavors are present on the palate with a light, toasted gingerbread and zesty spice finish followed by citrus peel waxy swallow. More honey comes through as it warms and it leaves a mellow, syrupy and waxy, spice and dark chocolate aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yinzerita (17) - - DEC 13, 2014
One of the better xmas ales ive had. Good honey taste with aome ginger kick to it. Very malty not much hops which i actually prefer. Would recommend but a case of this is about $15 too much.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coombuyah26 (7) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
12 oz. bottle. Poured into a snifter. Decent foamy head, but it doesn’t last. Aroma is like an amber ale infused with honey. Some notes of the ginger in there too. Taste is definitely honey up front, with the more subtle spices coming through on the back end. Appropriately carbonated with a very nice, warm finish. I feel like the ginger has been toned down this year, but production is up, so who am I to complain?

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4072) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Honey, cinnamon, golden grahams cereal aroma. Clear copper, thin head. Strong honey and kibble flavor, slight cardboard, even more subtle cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. Medium body, harsh mouthfeel. No more spicing than you would want. Nice underlying base beer and not some random garbage.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (881) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours hazy copper color with white head. Aroma is candied fruit, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Really nice stone fruit start with candied sugar and very light cinnamon and ginger flavor. This beer is how I imagine sugar plums would taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2352) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Clean coppery brown pour. Ginger and cinnamon with a strong herb notes. Mild hops and malts.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joecon (13) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
This is a really great Christmas ale. Beautiful copper color. Nicely spiced. Smooth at 7.5% alcohol. One of my favorite Christmas Ales! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alliance100 (796) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a transparent copper . Soft malt aroma with faint hop . Mild holiday spice flavor . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tonypreto (115) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Draft poured pint. I didn’t get much of an aroma but the spices and there wasn’t a head on it at all. The tasted was just spice, which I did not really care for. Was a little let down with this one...


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