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RATINGS: 346   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.


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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
xyzbeverage (1) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Incredible Ale! I have had the opportunity to try every release of this beer, and I believe this to be the best-of-the-best!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (183) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This is a very dark beer that is good on cold nights. Has a distinct malty taste. Good aroma and a creamy head. Nice palate with great overall taste. Well done.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (559) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a very clear copper brown with a thin tan head. Medium bodies smooth. Malty fruity aroma. Sweet toasted malt with a bit of a berry finish? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2742) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
From a bottle shared by Dan. Pours ruby brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like sweet dried fruit, sweet malt, toast, bready. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, roasted malt, and sweet chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3981) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear ruby brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, mixed berries, faint toast, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry malt base with some dark fruit sweetness, light hops, and faint spice. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3862) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, spice, and vanilla. Taste is malt, spice, vanilla, and caramel. I thought this was not too spicy. Enjoyed the vanilla. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gerbewa (218) - - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Vince bought me a growler from beverage world. Interesting beer. Not sure how to describe. Spice herb vegetable mix. Odd. Hmm.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joshmod (20) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Vanilla and caramel with a bit of spiciness. This is really more of a malt beverage at the end of the day. Not my cup of tea if I’m being honest and I actually didn’t come close to finishing the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Nice spice, chocolate, and Christmas like aromas. Similar spicy flavors, chocolate and roasted tones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (530) - - NOV 25, 2014
On tap at Joni’s. So not worth the hype, , but decent. Pours copper/ brown with a soapy beige head with staying power. Taste mainly caramel and bready malts and vanilla with some winter spices in there. Not much hops or body to it. Too light for a winter ale. Erring on the sweet side. Sort of peculiar, really. Don’t need any more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (526) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Quite a bit of caramel, though light and crisp, and a soft amount of hops. Has a slight spiciness that is reminiscent of cola. All in all, a peculiar beer, but good.


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