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RATINGS: 933   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
awatson22 (2) - - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
The ultimate winter beer and probably my single favorite alcoholic beverage of any kind. Deep taste, great aroma and at 7.5% BVA it doesnít take many to get you in the Christmas spirit. 20/20

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tcochran88 (1) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014 does not count
This is the best Christmas ale on the market, it is robust yet easy to drink. The notes of cinnamon are not overpowering.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
red91 (3) - North Olmsted, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2004 does not count
I have had this beer the last several years. Great Lakes newest bottling in 2004 is good but not one of there better ones. Besides the price, the beer is a classic when it comes to celebrating the Christmas season. The 2004 bottling is lacking in the bold spice of nutmeg and overpowering honey finish. Overall Great Lakes put out another solid product.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
giventofly (10) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2005
First off, Gotta love the 7.5%. It seems that this beer changes slightly from year to year, and I remember 2003 being much tastier than this yearís offering, however, it remains my favorite Great Lakes offering, and I canít wait ítil Christmas!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zsk (3) - USA - FEB 13, 2008 does not count
This is a fantastic brew. Spices come thru, but donít over power the malt and hops. Cinnamon and honey are prevalent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craigo19 (4) - Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2010 does not count
The smell and taste of the various spices makes this a very special beer. This is one of the best Christmas beers on the market.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AircooledVW (1) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011 does not count
Fantastic beer. Had it from the tap while at the Brewery in Cleveland. Had to get some to go.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pjh1469 (1) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011 does not count
This beer is amazing!I am lucky to live in Ohio because every Xmas season we have this wonderful beer.Very limited,store/bar owners fight and complain to supply it to there needy customers.I work for a beer distributor and Iíve never seen anything like it. This beer has a red tint and an un-usual white head.the aroma is great...like a ginger cinnamon honey blend.The flavors explode in your mouth upon first sip,like I hear time and time again...."itís like Christmas in your mouth".Iím not exaggerating when I say itís clearly one of the best beers Iíve ever had,my friends,family and myself are hooked on it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Stupendous seasonal ale- herbal pine on the nose with a hint of roasted malt. Super taste with well hidden alcohol, espeically considering the booze content in this one. Light amber colored pour with a thin, white head. Snag this one while you can.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewIPA (83) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2012
One of the best ales I have had in a long time. This is my new favorite winter beer. A wonderful balance of cinnamon and honey. A hearty ale for the holiday season! Great job Great Lakes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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