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RATINGS: 992   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.

Murrow's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murrow (92) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottled. Pours pale to medium amber, with creamy white head. Light, slightly tart fruit aroma blends well with spice aromas; ginger and clove, perhaps? The flavor opens with cinnamon and mellow, sweet malt. These flavors are balanced by a touch of hop bitterness that picks up in the middle. Finish is sweet, but not cloying. Thin, smooth mouthfeel, light to medium bodied. Well-balanced combination of flavors, evokes the holiday spirit well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (690) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
As sweet ales go, this is one of the better ones. This ale pours deep copper color, the head fades quickly. The aroma is ginger, spice, winter squash, malt, and a little citrus. The flavor adds honey and a little lemon on the close. I like this quite a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (772) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a dark, reddish-brown, with minimal head. Aroma is bursting with spices, ginger, etc. Flavor also dominated by the spices. Not sure this is really my thing...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (241) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a dark copper color with a white head. Fruity aromas and spice Flavors. Some cinnamon and sugar also medium sweetness and mouth feel. Very nice example of a Christmas ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1721) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Fruity aromas, spice, and malt. Clear red with a mostly fading off-white head. Pretty sweet, fruity, some spice, flavors are a little flat. Medium-full bodied, barely cloying.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Sample from a tap. Pours a deep brown in color with a tan ring. Some hints of spice in the aroma. Body is a little thin. Flavor is mostly spices which were a little harsh. Not really what I expected from a Christmas ale nor from Great Lakes. Didn’t really enjoy this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmillerstl (15) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Very good, a lot of spice and honey. Good mouthful, ginger finish. Overall very pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Sampled at GABF. In the tasting glass amber with an off-white head. Nosd what I would call ginger. Medium body. Flavor is spicy with ginger and cinnamon. Classic Christmas beer and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jared_Clifton (86) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Pours a dark amber with white head. Medium body. Tons of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, honey, and malts. Best christmas ale that I look forward to every year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2123) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
Amber colored with a whitish head. Spice, malt, and a little tartness. Cinnamon, clove, some doughiness. Medium bodied and a little sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
burtallen (4) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015 does not count
This is the best Christmas ale ever. The 7.5 abv will sneak up on you. The spice notes are superior.

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