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RATINGS: 335   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
For me, best winter beer around. Vanilla and other spices somehow makes me think of peanut butter (doesn’t sound great for a beer but is)! No non RIS I’d rather have a 6 pack of in the winter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz (525) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Clear copper color. Spicy aroma and flavor. Very sweet and malty with a moderately spicy backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiMuBai (170) - - DEC 21, 2012
Thin foamy hear, with light lacing. Spicy aroma. Taste of caramel and vanilla. Sweet palate. Great local Asheville brew

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2554) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2012 Vintage. Bomber. Thanks Secret Santa.

A - Poured a 3 finger fluffy white head that faded slowly leaving great lacing. sort of an amber ale looking beer.

S - I smells sugar and spices. Lots of nutmeg and a hint of maltiness

T - Taste is very sweet. Lots of brown sugar and nice essence of cloves and wintery Christmas spices. Finish is malty and bland.

M - light body and medium carb

O - This is a very drinkable beer. It’s a bit too sweet but solidly drinkable.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phillies08Champs (687) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft at Brick store. Pours a medium brown with little head. nose is vanilla and brown malt. first sip is similar with a nice body and smoth finish.good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewjeeper (1) - Knightdale, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012 does not count
22 oz bottle. A little lighter than expected, good aftertaste but does not last. I would prefer more body and less carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooter520 (185) - - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: very clear auburn brown with big foamy off-white head that lingers quite a while. Aroma: really very mild but hints of vanilla and some biscuit. Taste: the taste really stands out with vanilla, nuttiness, maybe cinnamon, a nice floral hoppiness, some biscuit and just a slight hop bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel: fairly thin bodied with medium carbonation. Overall: it's a beautiful looking beer but the aroma is so mild and the texture is a little thin for my liking. Ultimately, though, the taste is really quite delicious and the spicing is just right (for a guy who really isn't big on spicy Christmas type ales). Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weissblau (17) - - DEC 5, 2012
Mild aroma, stronger flavor. Lots of vanilla and cocoa, some roasted malt flavors in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raradel (340) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
A little lite for my taste in the look, palate and body but has a nice nose and good depth of flavor. This one is better a little cool, and really great for a lighter winter brew. Try it!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Reddish copper in color with minimal head. Aroma is dominated by the vanilla. I caught the slightest hint of raspberry or possibly imagined it. As it warmed the cinnamon became more prominent. The taste was all vanilla and malt. The cranberry and hazelnut flavors contributed little to this beer. The ingredients list was busier than the finished product which is a good thing. Not sure i’d have enjoyed a strong raspberry cranberry cinnamon vanilla flavor combo. Would recommend for the novelty if nothing else


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