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RATINGS: 1017   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 December 2007. Bottle. Dark amber body with a small foamy beige head. (3+) Strong ginger aroma, mild fruit and malt character. (6+) Moderate spice throughout the flavour, ginger, underlying sweet malt. (6+) Average palate. Pleasant but just okay, lightly lingering spice. 6+/3+/6+/3/13 - 3.3 <P>November 2000. Bottle. Strong,and you can taste the alcohol a bit. The spices (cinnamon and ginger) are very mellow, not overpowering.. hints of it in the aroma. Nice, but on the bland side. Could handle more cinnamon, or more malty flavor I think without become too overpowering. 7/3/6/3/13 - 3.2

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear orange color, minimal off-white head. A few spots of lace. Pronounced carbonation, some dryness. Taste is a bit bitter, with alcohol warmth, and spice in the aftertaste. Honey aroma is nice but masked by the stronger carbonation. I can see why people like this, but it’s not for me...... Some hops. Getting better as it warms! Some sweetness with the malts. Now significantly better, since it’s warmed up a bit. Make sure to respect that 55F recommended serving temperature to best enjoy this brew. Nice sweet cinnamon spice is evident, now. Pretty good aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9651) - 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!"

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Bottle from Crizay. Pours a clear pale brown with a medium lightly tanned beige head. Honey and candied ginger on the nose, with a background of malt, and a touch of chocolate. Medium body, slightly medicinal. Light bitter finish with even more of that medicinal quality.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9536) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with small beige head. Aroma is nutmeg and clove. Thin mouthfeel with strong spices and cinnamon and light bitterness. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Tap. Clear gold pour with a clingy white head. Aroma and taste of malt, cinnamon, ginger, and sweet berries. Pretty darn good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9357) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle that was kindly passed on in a trade by the marvellous Miketd when we met in NYC in Nov 08, cheers me old china. Pours copper in colour with great clarity and an off white head. The aroma is a little sweet, malty, bit boozy. Cinnamon and allspice reveal themselves in the mouth there is also a slight metallic edge to this. Soft on the palate, easy drinking for its strength and whilst a nice beer it seemed to lack a certain something. Glad that I got to try this and once again big thumbs up to Mike. A6 A5 F6 P3 OV13 3.3

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours a clear red amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, pine, and floral hops. Flavor of cinnamon, ginger, malts, honey, and warming alcohol. Light bodied, spicy, and sweet. Dry spiced finish. Very nice Christmas ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours orange/red, with white head. Aroma is some nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, some caramel, and some ginger. Taste is nice balanced of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, leading into sweet honey with a slightly bitter finish. Nice christmas brew, not over the top, but nice, balanced.


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