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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bomber from K&B. Medium amber in color on the pour. Nose is lightly spiced with a bit of an herbal quality to it. Moderately sweet up front with a dash of cinnamon. Decent malt character with a subtle hint of roast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
This screams winter warmer. Good strong base beer with pine notes followed by fruit and sweetness. A little spice for good measure. A solid winter ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle from KegNBottle (NC): Appeared as a light amber hue with a slight tint of brown and mahogany while an average size of head that started out thick but then quickly broke down to a thin patchy film cover. Aroma is faint yet has a strange smell to it that I cant recall what it reminds me of but it is not a smell I particularly like, however, there is only a minor notice with absolutely no chance of maple syrup. I blame a long shelf life—but in Hangar’s defense this was a beer recipe that had potential for aging so I do not blame them like I do other breweries who refuse to take back their old expire inventory aging for years in most every single liquor store out there. After taking my first sip I almost need to take back what I said about the aroma because there is supporting evidence of the sweet maple syrup along with dashes of cinnamon. Not a whole lot of flavor happening here and again, the shelf life of this beer has erased what traces of spruce or cinnamon it originally had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2085) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small beige head that has fair retention. The aroma features maple syrup, sweet malts and some indistinct spices. The flavor is maple, fruity spruce and caramel and filling in the back and sides is cinnamon. The palate is a bit slick and oily, and the carbonation is lively. Finishes medium in duration and sweet. Overall: Tasty brew, they’ve improved it over last years batch. Initial rating 1-30-2013 - 3.5 This rating 11-27-2013 - 3.8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (1831) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
December 21, 2012 bottle from Joe. Cloudy brown pour with nice head and lacing. Malt, grain, spice, cinnamon and caramel in aroma. Taste was strong on the cinnamon with some caramel and wood. Finished nutty and somewhat dry bitter. Thanks Joe!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Numba 5! Appearance: Pours a murky dark copper with no real head to speak of. Aroma: Sweet, fruity malt. Taste: Sweet cinnamon, spruce, caramel and booze. Mouthfeel: Slightly syrupy. Overall: After a pint, my reaction in Guy Fieri fashion was "MONEY." A real tasty kick in the ass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1721) - USA - JAN 12, 2014
Dark brownish red in color... Aroma of caramel, herbal, vegetable and cinnamon spice notes... Flavor is caramel, nuts and heavily spiced with notes of maple syrup, spruce tips, herbs... Really solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1435) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a foggy mahogany color with a nice thin head. Very sweet aroma. Brown sugar is very real in this. Amazing taste. Roasted malt, with a strong sense of brown sugar and some hops. Great brew for a cold day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Clear, ruddy color in the glass with a thin ring of off white foam on the edges of the glass. Aroma is sweet malt with herbal spice and some minimal background hop bitterness. Taste is sweet and herbal (almost medicinal) with spice, pine, and molasses and perhaps some minimal hop bitterness for balance followed by toffee. Clean mouthfeel. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1142) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Poured a dark golden brown color with small head. Aroma was cinnamon and spices some alcohol. Taste was very sweet and spicy with a smooth medium pallet. Very enjoyable winter warmer.


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