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RATINGS: 931   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Cinnamon, ginger and light caramel malt aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet cinnamon, ginger and malt flavor. Pretty standard.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7267) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Pours a bright transparent copper with a finger-width high clingy light tan head. Has a sweet sugary caramel and cinnamon aroma. Body starts with some sticky caramel malty sweetness revealing some nice ginger spice and some piney citrusy hops toward the bittersweet finish. A nice and balanced holiday beer. Thanks to bkelley68 and jsquire for the bottles!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7099) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Bottle, dated 1/24/06 (BB?). Medium orange pour with a short cap of white head and some nice lacing ensued. Nose was heavily spiced with ginger and cinnamon... backed by some sweet toffee maltage. Flavor followed the aroma well, and had a spiced up Vienna feel to it. Alcohol was more and more pervasive as this warmed. Mouthfeel was slightly grainy, and light-medium bodied. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6970) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2006
12 oz bottle. Yet another tasty one courtesy of crizay, thanks again. This beer poured a gold to copper color with white head. The aroma has some sweet malts and cinnamon. The flavor seems complex. I taste a couple malt variations, a bright cinnamon note, some sweet citrus and lighter notes of honey and ginger.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2008
courtesy of Gillard. Pours orange, whie head. Aroma filled with spaces - cinnamon, nutmeg with a close to pumpkin nose. Taste, same as aroma, plenty of spices and light hops to make this one a good session beer and excellent season.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6504) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottle thanks to my Uncle. Poured a hazy earthy brown with a tan head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was a combination of bread, hay, biscuits and a good amount of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.) Flavor began with some spice by gave to smooth bread and biscuit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of oranges, peppers, perfume, dough and grass. Tastes bitter and citrussy with some decent straw like undertones and a bitter perfumy finish.


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