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RATINGS: 934   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (455) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pretty color, nice head. Smells of hops, cinnamon, nutmug, and sweetness. Tastes great. Spice is pronounced with good hop balance. Feels light and refreshing.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"pretty close to hitting the head on the nail as far as spiced ales are concerned. good looking cloudy mahagony body with decent head and retention. aroma is nice...toasted malts, spices (cinammon, ginger, honey, ornage peel?). body starts off a little too carbonated but rounds out as the honey really stands out when it warms. lingering spiced dinish with some sweet malt and a touch of hops. well done. A very good winter warmer...and this one was a few months old. probably a 4 fresh!"

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2029) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle: Orange-amber hybrid color with a slight red tint; exceptional clarity with a small, off-white head that muddles itself across the top. Full basket of toasted malts & holiday spices on the nose. Cinnamon, nutmeg, toast, caramel, ginger, allspice, fresh grain; though the spices are generic for the season, the balance between them is executed very well. Nice balance of sweet & spicy on the tongue. Spicy in terms of spice... not "heat", of course. Caramel, buttery toffee, baked & freshly toasted bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, warm nuttiness with a strong aftertaste of lightly caramelized brown sugar. This beer reminds me of pecan pie or Christmas sugar cookies. Along with SN Celebration, itís one of my favorite holiday endeavors, & I look forward to it every single year like a damn kid on Christmas.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft, just 2 weeks ago. From notes. Loads of caramel and baking spices. Just wondering if this is fresh of "vintage" from last year. Either way, itís still good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (874) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
From a bottle.The pour is a orange red in color with above average c02.A lot of honey, spice, and a slight sweet malt taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
It poured a crystal clear amber color with thick head and nice lacing. Smell was super sweet with loads of caramel, some citrus, apple, ginger, coriander, chocolate, and rich honey. Taste was nice as well. Super malty with nice bready notes, slight grapefruit, cinnamon and ginger. Mouthfeel was medium, slick, and drying. I had a great time drinking it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1957) - South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a goblet. Body is deep amber-copper with excellent clarity. Head has poor retention. Smells and tastes like a spicy brown ale. The spice mix says winter holidays and, while obvious and too strong for some ales, is not so powerful as to mask the solid caramel and medium roast malts used in this ale. Medium body with medium-light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma is cinnamon, mild/medium ginger and malts. The flavor is cinnamon, mild ginger, malts, slight heat, fruit and a tart/slightly tangy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2948) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
bottle. amber with one finger head. caramel malt with very nice spicing -- especially cinnamon. smooth and very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OsuStu (57) - - MAR 21, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours dark, clear amber with a short, slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt with Christmas spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is slightly sweet with hints of clove and cinnamon. Medium body. Finish is a bit oily and warming.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
uvbeenwarrened (1) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
This is a fantastic beer with great taste and a great finish. Itís awesome right out of the bottle or for an extra treat you can rim a glass with cinnamon and sugar.


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