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RATINGS: 1016   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenDoshin (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
I had this last year after a great deal of hype and thought it really fell flat. This year, however, I think it is amazing. Perhaps I had a bad batch last year, I donít know... this year the spicing is subtle and supportive of the malt. Itís damned lovely.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a nice deep clear dark brown color. Aromas of spruce, pine, cinnamon, and a hint of cloves. Flavor has a nice chocolate taste to it, mixed with the nice array of spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4773) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 22, 2016
Deep amber brown color. Big consider ginger, cranberries, oranges malty, slightly sweet nose. Sharp, probably connected ginger and oranges, cinammon. Malty mouth. Lingering cinnamon and ginger finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (877) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2016
12 oz bottle. A nice holiday ale from the always reliable Great Lakes. Try one on for size.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5177) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Dark amber body with medium head. Nose is sour, fruity. Taste is malty, with cinnamon and spices for sure. Nice prickly texture. Solid warming finish. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (303) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours a clear, light copper, brief white head. Light toasty aroma. Taste is lightly sweet, slightly spicey - ginger; a hint of peppery hops in the finish. Palate is light, but lingering. Overall, a light, easily drinkable holiday ale. Better crafted then some similar offerings.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (3414) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2016
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of spices and malts. Taste is cinnamon, caramel and grain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2565) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Rich amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of caramel malt, cinnamon, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, cinnamon, hops, and fruit; Nicely balanced; Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1210) - Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear amber with thin off white head. Nose and taste is ginger and cinnamon. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldestof9 (1) - - DEC 31, 2015 does not count
This is good seasonal beer but my homemade is better...a smidgen more honey and a weeeee bit -not much - less hops

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (182) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2015
This was the best of the winter ales I chose to try this year. Next year Iíll pass on seasonal ales completely I believe.


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