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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Experience a world of hearty flavors and aromas with this special winter beer. This brew starts as a Scottish ale featuring European and Domestic malts, giving Hullabaloo intriguing caramel and roast nuances. A blend of American and English hops delivers ample bitterness & unique hop profile. This is a big, rich beer with a nice, underlying complexity – Toast to the Season!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (717) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Aromas of molasses, wood and cream. A very light off-white head on a crystal clear copper/amber body. Although the appearance of this beer is clear and light, the body is substantial. Light toffee and toasted/smoky wood flavors hit first followed by a creamy milk/bittersweet chocolate that’s really interesting. A well defined bitterness with earthy and grassy qualities keeps the sweetness in check and balances everything out nicely. That bitterness hangs on through the end and leaves a dryness on the tongue along with the toasted/smoky, woody notes. Really nice winter ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2692) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
12oz bottle, no date from Olive Tree Market in OB for $1.89. Clear copper brown with a half finger beige head, fading to a swirling creamy film before long. Clean toasty malt nose up front with nutty caramel, light herbal and earthy hops--seems wonderfully balanced so far. Flavor seemed to add a touch of woody hops, some yeast character. The caramel is still there, but again, minimal sweetness. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 2-3, earthy. Medium body with low carbonation. Quite tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (857) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Aromas of oak and herbs. Deep copper in appearance. Flavors of smokey caramel, oak, herbs and oats. Subtle pines and hops on the finish. Overall, pretty basic ale with smokey characteristics. I’d give this a C+ rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Truth in labeling. This is a nice Scottish ale with an American hop presence. But you get both flavors, not just one or the other. A nice choice for a SoCal holiday season. Some caramel notes blend into the bitterness nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2651) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4 dec 2012, bottle. Light nut brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is coffee and dark toast. Thin oct and fizzy. Lots if burnt malt and coffee in the finish. Crisp. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11263) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours dark copper with a slight foamy yellow/beige head. Aroma is light roast malt with mild spice. Med body. Flavor has a hint of chocolate, then light caramel, mild roastiness, and enough bitterness to make it drinkable. It’s flavorful, but far from imperially so. Good drinkin beer for the winter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HangarJunkie (5) - Victorville, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012 does not count
This review is from the bottle, upon initial pour the liquid is clear with an amber hue. There is minimal head and the aroma is light and earthy with a malty sweet smell. The taste is sweet with toffee notes and a hoppy finish. Overall a good Scottish ale and a good beer for enjoying while its cold outside. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Copper colored pour with an off-white head. Nose of fruit, bread, and toasted malt. Slight nuttiness, a bit of yeast, very mild roast and chocolate. Some earthy and spicy hops, too. The flavor is mostly sweet bread and toffee malt. Some light hop bitterness, a bit of earth, spice, and roast. A mild chocolate flavor, some nuts, and a bit of water.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (875) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
From a tap at the brewery, red brown in color, clear, above C02, frothy whote head, malty.Good stuff and would buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
1st rating. Bottle from total wine. Pours a super clear mahogany color with a tiny circular white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is slight roast and hazlenuts. Finishes dry and crisp. Nice winter brew.


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