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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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2007
Draught at the brewpub, Radio City
Beautiful dark amber color; creamy head. Aroma of Ginger Ale and cinnamon. Caramel taste, with gingerbread spices and orange zest. Unbalanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2008
07 Old Red Nose Holiday Ale-750ml bottle-pours a light brown head with bubbles and hazy red/brown color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt-brown sugar, nutty, dark fruit-plum/orange, some spice. Taste is not quite up to aroma, a bit too much going on, but an OK taste. Mild/minimum carbonation. Thanks to jwc215(BA) for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
Tap version around 6.5% ABV, because thereís no way in hell Iím dropping 16 on a bottle of the strong version that I canít even drink in the barÖ WTF? Onto this beer, though. Dark brown beer with almost no head to speak of. Served way too cold, but once it warms a bit, it throws off sweet orange peel and fresh ginger aromas over a soft toasted malt base. Light milk chocolate that works well with the fresh gingery spice. Palate is a little watery, though. Cola-like flavour as the beer continues to warm. Lingering ginger and toasted malt. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6329) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Draft at the Empire State Building location. Pours amber with an off white head. Nutty sweet aroma, with caramel and light spices. The flavor has chestnut-like nutty sweetness, and some light spicy notes. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5727) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2011
on tap at the mdiwtown location. Clear amber pour with a decent head. Nice enough beer with some spices in the aftertaste. A good winter beer

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (4643) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
This was possibly the worst of the Hearland beers I had in tasters yesterday, though many of the beers were not close to being good. It has an awful smoky aroma. Itís too sweet like a porter and mostly just bad. Stay away.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4371) - 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 didnít taste the ginger -- but the brew was oddly bittered. Maybe a waft of cinnamon in there. Try one, then go for the Farmer Jonís Oatmeal.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2890) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2008
This is much like the Special Edition, only without the strong alcohol. More a a malty nose, same spicynes, nutmeg, cinnamon, bread and butter. The appearance is a red brown chestnut, slightly less dark red than the Special Edition. The finish is mild hops and soices. Ok, not great.

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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2585) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2002
Nice Xmas brew with a simple spice taste thatís not too heavy. Copper color. A warm, full bodied ale spiked with cinnamon.


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