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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Home for the Holidays is a smooth, malty, warming brown ale, brewed with loads of roasted malts to give hints of chocolate and raisin, liberally dosed with noble Halletauer and Saaz hops, and fermented with a Belgian yeast strain. Itís perfect for evenings with that special someone (or your dog, or ideally, both) in front of the fire, or to celebrate the return of a family member whoís been away . . . Profits from the sale of this product will be donated to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.iava.org).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7313) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a cloudy brown color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma was spicy, roasted malts, oak, pine. Flavor was malty, with notes of hops and vanilla oak. Pretty smooth, but a bit of a chore to drink alone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2011
one of the more interesting things I have tried from H&M. It very much is a brown ale but with lots of yeast ntes in smell. Pours an deep apple cider color with little head. The smell start acid with bannana and bubblegum from Belguim. the middle in aroma and taste is malt giving this a brwon ale backbone but ends with a very light touch of oak. A good holiday ale that is still easy drinking. Round palate with slight but needed carbination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose of light spiciness, golden raisins, and light sweet caramel. Clear brownish copper with a medium beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter, lightly sweet, with some light wine and fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2666) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of roasted, nutty and cereal, might to moderate cooked orange for the hops, light dough and leather for the yeast, with hints of brown sugar, dates, and faint clove and vinegar. Is is average size, frothy-creamy, off-white with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy but sparkling orange/red/brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a carbonation between soft and lively, and finishes moderately astringent. A pretty good Brown Ale, but the flavors seem way out of balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mbgrayson (719) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle from Wordens in Missoula. Pours a reddish orange, with a long lasting tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is warm, malty, with an edge of the alcohol shining through. Dark fruits last on the palate, still quite drinkable. Thumbs up on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (2109) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Pours a deep brown with medium beige head. Aroma is earthy, caramel, chocolate and nutty. Taste is sweet and somewhat spicey. Mouthfeel is a little sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Hazy reddish brown pour with minimal head. Aroma of toasted nuts, brown sugar, raisins and spice. Flavor is less complex. Brown sugar and fruit sweetness followed by a slightly bitter roastiness. Not a bad brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7321) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), with notes of lemongrass, gum, brown sugar, apple. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Weird aroma, with the gum and apple and reedy lemongrass. A tad off-putting. Canít tell itís oak aged. Sticky sweet, slightly off aftertaste. Not horrible, but hard to enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1513) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Never seemed like this beer knew what it wanted to be. Nice malty, woody aroma. Flavor at first followed suit, a good oaky body. Pretty quickly though it started becoming more belgian in character with a more yeasty profile that didnít work as well. Started strong, in the end I say meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours clear copper color with tan head. Aromas of light chocolate, bread dough and alcohol. Nutty flavor with some toasted malts, oak, vaniila, chocolate and dough. A litttle alcohol comes through in the flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Great compared to their other beers, which isnít really saying much.

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