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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Tasted from a 12oz bottle at Lush Roscoe. Pours very clear copper with an average white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is gingerbread, cardamom, and other spices, and some maltiness. The flavor is just as expected, with gingerbread and cardamom with allspice and other baking spices. The body is fairly light for 7.5% with lively carbonation and a long gingerbread finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Clear golden with a small white head, fades quickly... Smells like a fruitcake, or ginger snaps, or some other overly spiced holiday cookie... The flavor is not nearly as pungent as the aroma, ginger cinnamon finish... Spices fully dominate the flavor... Medium full body warming lively...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours deep copper with a small, off-white head. Taste is primarily sweet caramel malt, with nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Aroma is the same. Nicely balanced. Fairly mild for a Christmas Ale. Cant taste the alcohol, which is nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KornDogg (540) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Bottle. Sweet malty and cinnamon aroma. Amber body with thin head. Flavor is sweet and malty, hints of honey and cinnamon. Reminds me of a mix between a Christmas and pumpkin ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Old notes catching up this weekend. Slightly dark with plenty of head...lots of ginger and medium body. Full of flavor yet drinkable. More carbonated than most non-saisons I drink. Goes well with the holidays, my favorite christmas ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Aroma of candied yam, cinnamon, and ginger. Pours deep orange with a bready head. Tastes like its spices with hints of the barley malts. Slight alcohol burn on the mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScoWRee (393) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours a nice copper color with no head. Aroma of cinnamon and spice. Taste is clove. cinnamon, nutmeg, very holiday smelling, and tastes there of. Comercial description is accurate. A very solid Christmaas ale.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFanDan17 (1020) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2012
A very nice Xmas ale from Great Lakes brewing. Pours lager brown with a short head. Nice spice notes with nutmeg and cinnamon at the head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jdavisesq (38) - - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Duke's Alehouse, Crystal Lake, Illinois, into tulip glass. Modest head with nice lacing, deep red. Malty, Caramel, light spices cinnamon, and low bitterness. No hop flavor. Easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1225) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear amber brew with white head. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon and a little caramel. Taste is dry, ginger and spice at the start with a little more bitter in the finish and a clean dry astringent end. Average to thin palate. Interesting take on the holiday style and not bad.


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