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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11662) - 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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
On tap at hanger 24. Pours brown with barely any head. Aroma is cinnamon and pine. Flavor is more cinnamon, some dark over ripe fruits, and some earthy pine. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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 does not count
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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2568) - Salem, Oregon, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Nice winter ale that is easy to drink with just the right amount of spice and slightly sweet. Another nice offering from Hangar 24.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1414) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6030) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (882) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6850) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (295) - 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


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