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RATINGS: 930   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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Has a faint cinnamon aroma to it. Decent amber color, with little head. Nice cinnamon flavor to it. Has a decent body, and pretty good carbonation. Overall, it’s not too bad, it definitely fits in with Christmas.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2006
Pours a light bronze with a loose ephemeral white head and a few streams of bubbles. Smells like, well, christmas. Cinnamon is strongest, with some ginger (which I couldn’t figure out until taking a sip) and some light caramel malty sweetness and yeast. The mouth feel is a little sharp from the CO2 though slightly more viscous/slippery than water. The flavor is utterly dominated by cinnamon and ginger secondarily. There’s also some peppery flowery hoppy notes and a definite underlying sweetness--close to cloying for the style of the beer, though not in a malty brandywine sort of way. I gave this beer the slight benefit of the doubt because after getting it home I noted the Jan 19, 2006 best by date... but it was in the walk in cooler at the packie, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this beer doesn’t taste any better when fresh. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t auwful. I could imagine this as a nice substitution for other liquids in the batter for a fruit cake!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NachlamSie (2647) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2006
bottle. Pours a really cloudy copper color with a white head. The aroma is vinous with fig and cinnamon scents. The body is thinner than I was expecting. The cinnamon is the dominant flavor, especially in the finish but never becomes overbearing. There are some mild fruit notes and tame woody notes as well. Definitely not unpleasant at all, but it kind of makes me crave a more robust Belgian style ale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Pours sparkling clear and amber with a white head. Aroma is Moderatly malty;hay, and moderatly hoppy; grapefruit. Flavor is initally lightly sweet and moderatly bitter ant stayed that way through the finish some spice. Light to medium bodied oily and livley.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
From 12 oz bottle. Pours clear orange with an off-white head. Sweet malty and cinnamon spice aroma (I missed the ginger in my glass). Flavour is spiced and slight sweet. Spiced finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle. Amber colour with a little head. Aroma of spices and maltness. Flavour of spices and little fruitness, very smooth and tasty.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Poured a hazy gold color with very little head. Smell was very malty with some hints of yeast/bread. Taste was spicey and sweet. There was something about this beer that just did not appeal to me.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
hmmm. The bottle I’m having seems to be way different than the descrption. Mine has: some head and lace; dark, very hazy brown color; aroma of lots of malt, a bit of hops, bare hints of spices. Flavor is very dry malt, not much fruityiness, hardly any spice, dark fruits. Ok beer, nothing special. A bit rich for a session beer. ok finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
bottle, bb 010810, amber orange with white stiff foam, aroma has a lot of Christmas spice and brown sugar, flavors tinny spice, bready with sweet finish

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2209) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2009
12oz bottle from Orland Park Binny’s single rack. Pours clear copper with thick white head. Aroma is cinnamon, ginger, bread, caramel, and toasted malts. Flavor is spicy with bready malts, caramel, toasted malts, cinnamon, ginger, and some other spices. Medium mouthfeel. Finishes spicy and with some candied sugars. Decent ale.


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