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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. 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40836) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19347) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15579) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with off white head. Nose/taste of gummy bears, candy, wood, burnt caramel, oak and dark fruit. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14170) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13420) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, light vanilla, light oak, light earthiness and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, oak, cocoa, light vanilla and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth dry oaky malty finish.

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