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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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This is a one-of-a kind beer brewed for the “cool” months of the Southern California winter. We blend together locally harvested spruce tips from Angelus Oaks, maple syrup from Wisconsin and cinnamon from Saigon in just the perfect amounts to complement each other. The base beer has a nice rich flavor of malt and caramel which combines with the spices for a very well balanced and delicious beer. Additional Information: This beer was first produced in December of 2009 and the response was so good that we’ve decided to brew it each winter!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14859) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
15th June 2013
Lightly hazy amber beer with a small off white head. Light crispy palate. Mild sweet creamy malt. Minerals. Light pine and spruce sweetness. Mild maple and a whisper of cinnamon. Smooth semi dry finish with fresh light malt cream. Nicely judged!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10982) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine - Sacramento. Pours hazy copper with a slight beige head. Warm, moderately dark fruits aromas. Near full bodied. Flavor is cinnamon, maple, fresh something. Maybe fresh light stone fruit. Might be a hint of twiginess. Pretty nice drink. Finishes "fresh" - not exactly bitter, not exactly sweet. Sort of nice fresh fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Amber pour, small off white head. I get cinnamon, caramel, hops and light spice. What lacks is the maple. And the bitter finish I didn’t expect and didn’t love. Not a poorly crafted beer at all, but this just doesn’t quite hit the spot for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2011 version on tap at the brewery. Pours with a hazed amber body with a minimal off-white head. Aromas are of dark fruits, caramel, spices, a bit vinous, bready, and maybe a small hint of butterscotch (diacetyl like). Flavors are fruity (esters), caramel, alcohol, malty, medium spice and dark fruits. Medium carbonation with a slightly fuller body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6862) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a clear amber body with copper hues and supporting a light tan head of foam. The aroma is very spruce and coriander like with sharp maple notes in the background. The taste is full of spruce and coriander like spices and yeasty spices followed up by sweet malts and a bit of sweet maple syrup.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6441) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a large beige head and a brown malt and maple aroma. There is a medium-bodied roasted malt flavor with a hint of syrup and some spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5803) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
Clear copper color with wispy ivory sheen. Caramel, molasses, holiday spice, spruce aromas. Medium body with average co2. Spicy caramel flavors with lightly astringent cinnamon, allspice, spruce tips---smooth earthy molasses finish=====good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
On tap at brewery. Nice chestnut brown with a fizzy off white head. Spruce and molasses up front in the aroma. Tastes of cinnamon, spruce, and molasses with a bready roasted barley backbone.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3514) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber orange with thick white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is caramel, spice, and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with strong caramel and sweet fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2010
On tap at the brewery 1/11/10. Hazy reddish orange with a small one finger yellowish head, fair retention. Nose is of cinnamon and spicy spruce as well as toasted and caramel malts, lightly sweet. Definitely reminds me of Christmas. Flavor is much the same with something that reminded me of spiced apple cider. Bitterness peaked at a 3, and the alcohol was masked pretty well--only slightly spicy in the finish. There was no overbearing spice or sweetness, which, is usually the downfall to a winter warmer. Well-balanced. Light to moderate carbonation, medium body. Very tasty winter warmer.


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