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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmanock (11) - - MAR 15, 2014
pretty good. pours murky light brown with very minimal head and fizzy carbonation. head dies completely after pour. aroma and taste of light caramel and cherries and some carbonic acid from the carbonation and relatively thin body. pretty clean tasting for a winter ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuedmaster (161) - Vista, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Iím beginning to think that Iím just not much of a fan of this style. This is a decent beer, has a nice appearance, deep ruby amber with a beige head that leaves lacing. Aroma is barely detectable, of sweet malt and bread. The flavors are too separate and donít blend together well. It is too bitter and astringent with a watery texture. There is some citrus and spice going on but itís overwhelmed by the bitterness and lack of malt backbone. It is better as is warms in the glass. Just not my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Darker amber color, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, dark bread, vanilla, spice, light grass. Medium bodied, quite drinkable, big vanilla flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
On tap @ brewpub. Clear brown color. Off white head (not much). Aromaís of sweet, roasted (toasted) malts, toasted bread, some coffee, a bit of fruit. Flavor is roasted, slightly sweet. Medium bodied. Finishes somewhat dry, no new taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Dark amber pour with a khaki head. Mostly sweet and malty nose with some bread, winter spices such as nutmeg and all spice, a mild roastiness, and some grass. A bit of yeast and chocolate, too. The flavor is actually a bit acidic. Some bready malt, spices, toast, and hints of chocolate. A little bit of yeast, definite grass note, and a touch of yeast. Not a very well focused or put together beer.


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