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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A mahogany amber beer with fragrant tones of ginger and orange witha hearty malt nose. Rich, toasted malt flavor with hints of chestnuts and everlasting impressions of holiday spice.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
On tap at the Union Square local. Amber with a foamy tan head. Malty with a bit of a hop bite to it. Coriander and other mild spicing. Finishes with a small alcohol burn. Alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2005
On tap at Times Square, Novmber 2005. Poured a reddish brown with almost a raisin aroma. Taste was very complex with hints of plum, caramel, nut, raisin. I also got some cinammon like a cinammon stick, which is the spice and defintely chestnut and ginger as well as some orange peels. Very complex beer with a warm aftertaste. One of Heartland’s to savor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Once again the comment note gremlin strikes. My only comment I wrote for this was "smells like citrus n’ shit". I must have been really tired. I really liked this beer though.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2004
Strange beer. The finish is very unpleasant. It is quite spicy, but it is in a chemical and artificial way. Not a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Loaded with nutmeg, and orange flavor... anise, is that you I hear too? Nice, flavorful brew, heavy enough on you without being a brick to your gut. A pretty fair hops aftertaste, I think? I actually had a second round of this one at the brewpub. Brand new Empire State location.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Draught: I was impressed by this beer. It was a dark brown color, with hints of red to it. Minimal lacing down the glass. The nose was rich with nutmeg, orange and malts. Good malt backbone to the taste, with a good balance of the spices and orange. Not overdone as some of these seasonals can be (see Petes). A very good beer for the winter months.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Not bad, though I'm not generally a fan of the winter warmer/spiced ale category. This is mighty spicy, just in case you were wondering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2002
Decent seasonal brew. That general orange-brown. A little bit of orange zest, maybe some rosemary in the recipe. I didn’t taste the ginger -- but the brew was oddly bittered. Maybe a waft of cinnamon in there. Try one, then go for the Farmer Jon’s Oatmeal.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2002
Nice Xmas brew with a simple spice taste that’s not too heavy. Copper color. A warm, full bodied ale spiked with cinnamon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Pumpkin and nutmeg nose. Red brown color. Bitter - grapefruit like - taste, also pumpkins and cinnamon. Medium bitter finish. Kicks on the roof of the mouth. Pretty good christmas ale.


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