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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Our ever-changing spiced winter seasonal. A tasty brew that complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with spices that we vary from year to year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2007
PP Strong Ale Fest 07, bottle brought by kp, thanks dude. Pour red with thin tan head. Nose is sweet. Taste is sweet, with a sugary cereal taste. Weird but interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Thanks to kp for sharing at the pizza port strong ale fest 2007 Rich and flavorful, this is a tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2007
draft at barley’s in asheville....pours a dark muddy caramel brown with some white head.....aromas of spiced malt and and some lingering hops....flavors of creamy mild caramel malt with a slightly bitter and spicy finish to it.....this one i would like to try again sometime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Pours dark amber with a thick creamy head. Malts and nutmeg on the nose. malts and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Draught. Pours dark amber with thin off white head. The aroma is sweet with hints of chocolate, and malt. The flavor is very sweet but with a nice light balance of bitterness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2007
on tap. small off-white head into clear amber body. aromas of strong vanilla, malts, and other spices. flavor is sweet. good different but more of a dessert beer though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bikerunbeerman (8) - Grinch Mountain, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2007 does not count
Draft at O’Malley’s in Sylva, NC. Dark cooper color with sweet, light brown head. Outstanding winter brew! Smooth and delicious blend of spices. Cinnamon, vanilla, maybe a bit of chocolate? This is a great wintertime beverage. Better get some soon...it sold out fast last year...we had to hunt all over Western North Carolina last year starting in December. I’ve already started to stock up. If you like winter ales, you will not be disappointed with a cold, Cold Mountain!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Draft at Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Quite surprised at this beer. Taste of toffee and caramel. Good beer for a spiced, winter ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2007
10-7-07 bottle (shared with lb4lb courtesy of DrBayern). Although this beer is made in my favorite city in the world - it just isn’t my favorite beer in the world. Ruby amber color with tan head. Hints of caramel and butter (yes, butter!) in the aroma. Decent carbonation - a bit on the high side. A bit bland and watery - but not the worst seasonal I’ve had. I think I rated this higher than I normally would just based on the brewery - but overall it really isn’t horrible for a spiced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Liter bottle. Pours a reddish-copper with an off-white head that dissipates a bit. Pretty sweet aroma with a caramel malt aroma and some light winter spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla). Medium-bodied, medium-low carbonation. General caramel taste with some light spices in the finish. I thought there’d be more to the taste here, but it’s dominated by the caramel taste. The sweetness isn’t cloying, just not part of something more complex.

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