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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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. It’s 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 who’s been away . . . Profits from the sale of this product will be donated to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.iava.org).


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 25, 2010
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours cloudy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced and herbal. Fruity hoppy, light sweet caramelish flavoured. Rather floral and fruity with mild citric note. Bitter and dry fruity finish.Lasting roasted caramelish note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Roasted malty nose with a slightly burned touch. Light body, quite roasted, some coffee and caramel with quite some bitterness in the finish. Solid for the style. 230410

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
Tasting at Papsø
Hazy brown color; small creamy head. The aroma, with roasted malt, is dusty and ashy, too much; peculiar, but not inviting. The flavor is dry, with roasted malts, very dusty. Correct bitterness. Bah.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø. Thanks. Pours unclear dark brown with a small creamy head and lacings. Nose is sweet and classy brown ale like. Nuts, bread and fat caramel. Taste is a bit off with dust and paper blending in. Other than that toffee, caramel and ashes. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13521) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Bottle at Papsø 23-Apr-2010 - Thanks. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Nutty, green walnuts, oxidation, sweetness, medium malty, fruity, roasted. Plain.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2011
This was the next-to-last beer of a long night that MrChopin and I spent carousing around the DC beer scene. We finished with an old Cantillon Kriek at home after this one. I actually did not remember the name of this beer the next day, I was pretty sure it was called "Merry Christmas" or "Welcome Home" or something like that. Had to go back to Churchkey to find out. I was close, anyway. Tasty enough, and I’m very glad we shared it!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 (Draught and 22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113vr) Pours a hazy deep amber body with a medium cream colored head. Aroma of dates, mustiness, wood, pine, chocolate, spices, and roasted malt. Flavor of raisins, dates, pine, earth, herbs, wood, roasted malt, nuts, caramel, and cocoa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2008
(22oz bottle) Small beige head atop hazy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast/toast, caramel, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, chocolate, caramel, coffee, some toast, nut, light earthy, yeast. Coffee dominates in the finish. Smooth light-medium body, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle from BevMo. Pours ruby copper with a decent beige head. Aromas of spice and chocolate. Almost medium body with average carbonation. Flavor is a bit woody, followed by something like alcohol (without heat), hate to say solvent, cause it’s not bad. Followed by mild chocolate, something suggesting root beer, something like ginger, definitely roast malt. Then something like evergreen. Flavor keeps moving around. Mysterious and entertaining. For a brown ale it’s very good. Ends up just a little astringent. I think the oak comes forth more with time. On the light side of the Xmas brews.


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