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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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!


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HangarJunkie (5) - Victorville, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
On Tap at the brewery, pours amber in color with about an inch head. On the nose it has some pine notes with honey and some spice. It tastes of sweet malt with honey and spice and finishes clean. It stays on the palate but overall not too bad. I prefer hullabaloo more but this isn't bad for a winter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"A winter warmer had on a June evening, but it still hit the spot. It had it faults, but was still very nice. Mahogony pour, good body but the abv doesn’t show at all. Intense aroma of spruce and cinnamon. Similar flavor with a rich malty backbone. I’d have loved to trade a little of the cinnamon spice for more maple, as it was barely noticeable, but otherwise a GREAT beer."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9437) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3879) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (281) - Pacifica, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
No retention and no lacing. Smells of maple syrup, cinnamon and brown sugar. Tastes of maple, roasted malt and spices. Especially cinnamon. Very slight bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6773) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11509) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2009) - California, 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7086) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (863) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
Very subtle aroma of burnt sugar and caramel. Cloudy copper/brown appearance with no foam. Very sweet flavors of ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar and burnt caramel. Hops are evident on the finish. Overall, pretty basic beer with some sweet overtones.


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