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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This winter’s special brew is an intense Imperial Red Ale. Belgian yeast imparts a complex aroma and vivid hop character. Small-batch brewed with rich malts and lavish hops to deliver an ABV of 8.5%. Festive times call for festive libations. Please your company this winter holiday season with a noble spirited ale. Hawai’i Nui Brewing Southern Cross Winter Ale is the perfectly sophisticated addition to any celebration.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - APR 19, 2012
Aroma is fruits and floral. Pours red amber with no head. Flavor is malty and raspy with a dry finish.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (113) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
Mild malty aroma. Brown colour with good head. Nice malty flavours with definite hint of candy sugar. Med body and carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2057) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle from Safeway. Copper and hazy looks attractive. Floral notes with candied nuts. Very dry palate. Not a lot going on here but decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6167) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hazy orange amber, rapidly collapsing head. Tart unripened berries accent yeasty light malts. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5484) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Bright red, offwhite cream. Berrylike and honeyish aroma with dry spicy and minerally notes. Fullbodied, spakly. Sweet fruity, caramel/dark sugar, dry belgian yeast notes, berries, light wood, aromatic hops. Has a Christmassy feel to it, so certainly hits the spot as winter seasonal. :-)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strap (373) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2013
A Belgian ale in Hawaii...not sure if you can get any further away, but this one hits the spot. Complex aroma of cherries and dark sugar, a little hops. Slightly sweet and malty. Good job ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CamMoore (27) - Hawaii, USA - AUG 30, 2013
On tap at Murphy's. Rich malty aroma. Light head. Copper brown color. Toasty malt flavor. Slightly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (231) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Smells malty, hints of bread and hay. Pours clear dark orange with a thin head. Nice deep malty flavor with a sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Deep amber pour with no head or lace. Burnt caramel malt and light citrus hops. Caramel malt and a hinto flat blandness. Medium body and a tad fizzy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2528) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle. Enjoyed this in Maui in April 2013. A cloudy amber color with a white head. A malty aroma with a Belgian yeasty spice. A semi-fruity flavor and finish. An interesting cross-section of styles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle from The Liquor Collection, Honolulu, HI
Hazy amber color, with medium sized compact head. Nice aroma, there is a delicate fruity touch from the fermentation, and mild soil from the yeast too. Good body structure; the mouthfeel is well round; dominant flavor of sweet light colored caramel, some malt, light fruitiness and a shade of sweet liquorice; the bitterness is relatively low and the alcohol content is well managed.
An American interpretation of Belgian beers, with less yeast character, but quite good.


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