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RATINGS: 980   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (9623) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper amber. Nose/taste of ginger, cinnamon, spice, honey and light malt. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
About freaking time I get to try this. Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, nuts, toasted malts and a spicy finish. The taste is brown sugar, toffee, nuts, toast, and a mild lingering hoppiness. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2005
12oz bottles acquired in trades with OhioDad and I can’t remember who else (thanks!). The 1st bottle I opened I noticed was dated best before Jan ’04. This one was all cardboard. Good thing I had another one dated best before Jan. 20, 06. Poured a medium and clear amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of honey, ginger, other spices, and citrus. Tastes of lighter honey and ginger with caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005 Golden coloured with some alcohol present. Spicy aroma. Crisp malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
Copper brown. Yes a winter warmer, the cinammon, the nutmeg, cocoa. Pleasant, some hops and appropriate carbonation. A nice drink, though not exceptional. A bit sweet maltiness with bitterness in the finish. Pleasant spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8930) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
355mL courtesy of MrLo. Pours a fizzy, clear, reddish amber. Fizzy head has zero retention. Aroma is typical Great Lakes raw oatmeal malt, rye bread, and buttered pumpkin bread. As it warms there are additions of boozy cherries, spices, pumpkin bread. Taste is soapy, oatmeally, buttery, full of gingerbread. Watery, soapy bitter palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8895) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Great Lakes never fails to please! While not as appealing as some of their other offerings, this is still a decent beer. Dark orange-red color with a thin beige head. Spiced aroma. Flavor consisting of spices (cinnamon and ginger) with a pinch of hops at the end. Overall not a bad seasonal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8339) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Bright ruby red and clear. Smells like sweet candy, such as cherry jolly ranchers. Artificial and detached smell of raspberries and cherries I guess. Slightly spicey as well. Very soda-like on the tongue, light and thin, bland and soft on the tongue as well... almost numbing the tongue, with a flavor mixture of cinnamon, cherries, apples, and some wood. But overall it's just too artificial.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8329) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
12 oz bottle, best before Feb 11. It pours a beautiful color, a deep orangeish red. The head is foamy and white and recedes very quickly leaving some okay lacing. The smell really hinges on the ginger, it is spicy and sweet. There is also a thick, bready malt scent that provides the base for the spices. The flavor is very nice and malty, the ginger again is at the forefront. It is like drinking a ginger snap cookie. There is a ncie malt sweetness that really makes the flavor pop. Overall a nice Christmas ale with a gorgeous color. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-29-2010 03:14:43


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