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RATINGS: 946   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 4, 2005
GABF-Pours a lite amber with an off-white head. Heavy cinnamon and ginger nose with little maltiness. Body is lacking some weight which it tries to make up for with overly high CO2. Somewhat 1 dim flavor of spices. A pretty boring and not very warming x-mas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4695) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle via trade with Ohiodad. Pales a bit after a Nosferatu. Light golden copper. No head. Light aroma. A gingery finish but less flavour than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9992) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2005
12-oz. bottle thanks to OhioDad. Pours clean coppery red with tiny fast rising bubbles and a small off-white head that dissipates to a film with some lined lacing. Yeast (sour leather) and fruity floral hop aroma with medium malt (meal) notes and some spice (cinnamon) hints. Bitter hop lightly acidic flavor with a medium caramel malt body and a hoppy rind, floral aftertaste. Medium bodied and fizzy, dry palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Aroma is light, some of the holiday spice, such as allspice and cinimmon is evident mouthfeel is smooth, taste is a jumble of malt and spices where nothing stands out. Seems like Great Lakes played it safe here, and there is really nothing here for me to try more than one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4524) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a translucent golden orange with a small off white lacing head. Aroma of honey, ginger, cinnamon, light alcohol and some other spices. Flavor of the same, kind of like the aroma a bit more.

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NachlamSie (2796) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rooney31 (42) - USA - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle: Pours a reddish amber color with minimal head. The ginger, orange zest and nutmeg aromas are the most apparent. For me the ginger and cinnamon were a little too much. Perhaps I should have tried the beer with some sugar cookies, but by itself the overwhelming ginger seemed odd. It’s not bad, just not my style of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2006
12 oz. bottle via trade with lukin013 - Pours a clear copper color with a two finger off white head. Very light spotty lacing. Has a light caramel malt aroma with a touch of spice. Has a honey/malt flavor. Not quite to my liking. Medium body. Wortha try. Thanks Jon.

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