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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
22oz Bottle. The pour was a clear reddish medium brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a light scattered film with a medium collar and fair sticky lacing. The aroma was quite complex with a toasted bread malt, light spruce hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, toffee and dark fruit (figs and dates). The taste was a bold malty sweet with a decent fruit presence along with hints of chocolate and caramel from the get go and was present pretty much throughout, it then progressed slightly with a mild bitter hoppy taste, a touch of coffee and a light toffee sweetness towards the finish. The flavor lasted a bit longer that average following the swallow, with a bitter sweet taste lingering on the taste buds for quite a while longer. Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a medium carbonation. Overall this was an extremely tasty, well balanced Winter Ale. I will say with everything this brew has going on it was blended superbly well, which allowed for a smooth and very enjoyable drinkability... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9360) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
651mL. Poured a clear reddish amber. Medium tan foam with no retention or lacing. Richer maple and brown sugar nose, starting off as a barleywine. Taste is bland- lemon tea, mild maple and brown sugar, somewhat tart actually. Citric acid bite in finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle thanks to Guyute_Pig: Poured a copper brown with a orange red hue, head is frothy lacing off white. Aroma is strong spice and caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt, leafy/tree bark, and some spice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1585) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Smell of chocolate, oak, licorice. Red colour, light brown head. Aroma of syrup, oak, rum, alcohol, someberry flavours. Sweet, medium bitter. Flat carbon, slightly oily.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10786) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours clear mahogany with a large, fizzy light tan head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is vanilla, nutmeg, caramel and cookie malt with dates and figs. Flavor is malt and spice balanced with faint hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. has a sweetish malty caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium orange amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, dusty, caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, caramel, malty, vanilla. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130315]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (12659) - DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Slightly hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, caramel, little toasted, spices, medium sweet, little hop, little bitter and a little toffee.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pentaz (1255) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours clear red with a light lacing and white foamy head. Aroma is spice, dried fruit, buttery (labre larver), caramel, toasted matl, vegetal, biscuit and vanilla. Taste is near medium sweet and light+ bitter. Body is light, texture is oily, carbonatio is medium. Finish is bitter caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (30497) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and vanilla, leading to a dry finish.


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