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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Found this old rating while packing today. Black color with ruby highlights. Little to no light tan-ish head. a decent amount of hops in this brew, with some butterscotch and toffee flavors. Some dark fruits and a strong nutty overtone. creamy mouthfeel despite the soda-y carbonation. interesting fo sho

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Brown colored liquid with a bubbly light taupe color. As a group there were many descriptors thrown about when it came to the aroma. Rubber ducks, baby powder, fresh diapers, vanilla pudding, just to name a few and I donít think any were discounted. There does seem to reside a touch of caramel, but one does seem to have to search for it. Flavors of some anise and spice cookies. Blue moon ice cream as well. An interesting holiday ale. I didnít mind it, but there are some odd nose and taste things going on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3297) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 1, 2006
22oz bomber-thanks to Aracauna for sending me this months ago. ruby red hue with a soaphy off-white head. sweet, lightly floral hop note with nice spices-cinnamon and nutmeg come to mind. some berry notes come out as well as earthy hops, caramel and toasted malt. lots of spice on the flavors along with some toasted malt notes. some resembelence of a ginger bread cookie! body verges on flimsy, but does a good job distributing the flavors around. Finish is heavily spicy and tingles the toungue. not a bad and unique beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2006
Thanks to tannertavernboys for sharing. Pours a dark garnet with a minor amount of head. The aroma is spicy with cinnamon and maybe something else. There is also a rich carny sugar aspect that is present, but not overbearing. The beer is medium bodied with light carbonation - could be due to a bit of aging. Interesting taste to the beer, very unique. There are elements of cherry pie filling, but quite dry - bits of caramel - spiciness (cinnamon, ginger, others?). The finish has some hops to it, they have an dusty / earthy taste to them. An interesting beer Iíd like to try again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2006
Bottle. Dark rudy brown pour. Smelled like cola - sweet malty and some prunish fruits and spices. Sweeter malty flavors, medium fruits, and a fair bit of spice for flavors. A touch of clove too.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pmfreed (2) - USA - APR 8, 2006 does not count
Deep amber color with a average-sized, lasting, cream-colored head. I picked up a strong malty/sweet aroma that overpowered some of the winter spices I was hoping to smell. The spices came through a bit more at first taste, but give way quickly to smooth toffee/caramel flavor. A bit lighter and milder than other winter ales Iíve had.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 2, 2006
Thanks to JPDipso for sharing this. Pours a clear amber color, small white head. Aroma is baby powder, cinnamon lots of other spices lavender. Flavor is sweet, more lavender and spice, malty, not a lot of hops, strange candy sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7202) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Thanks to JPDIPSO for sharing the bottle! Poured a clear medium toffee with a light beige ring for head. Medium caramel, wintry spices, toffee, cocoa powder, and baby powder provide an odd blend in the nose. Flavor was heavier, and full of caramel and toffee maltage... baby powder, powdered sugar, nutmeg, and brown sugar provided somewhat complimentary spicage. Somehow watery on the palate with sharp, sticky sweet malts and a hint of alcohol. Not-too-drinkable... but OK.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Deep, translucent and amber-mahogany in color with some miscellaneous amoeba strands and a vellum-like wrung to serve as the head. Quite an intriguing aroma - strawberry shortcake, plastic squeeze toys, pool inner tubes, and brown sugar marinade poured over freshly bathed puppies. Flavor is much in the same, only in liquid form. Angel food cake sides with baby powder (Chuck nailed it) and crested shortcake batter. Slight pistachio juices seep in upon extraction. Pillowy cotton and edible Cabbage Patch Kids. Some syrupy boysenberries dominate the fruit esters. Strange, but I liked it. Thanks for sharing, JPDIPSO.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Pours to a glowing brassy body with a thin tan head. The aroma is spicy hops and strawberry perfume. The flavor is bitter strawberry perfumey hops. Fruitcake. The palate is average.


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