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RATINGS: 334   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber, it’s got the southern tier Creme burlee flavor. Luckily it’s just a significant flavor not utter dominance. Dry finish, thin body. Lame brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2008 2008 vintage. A dark, clear, garnet colored body is crowned by a small, frothy, well retained layer of tan colored foam. Sticky bands and arches of lacing cling to the glass. The aroma shows notes of dark caramel, light brown sugar, plums, and a hint of candied pecans. Nutmeg and clove come through a bit as well. Flavors show nice balance, hints of lactic creaminess bringing together the contrasting elements of caramelized fruits and earthy spices. Sugar glazed walnuts and pecans again shine through. Medium bodied, with a smooth and creamy consistency, this drinks incredibly easy. A lightly floral hop finish tops things off. This is just a tasty, sessionable winter ale. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3340) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Deep reddish amber color with a thin beige head. Cinnimon spice nose, but I also get artificial vanilla and raspberry. Very malty caramel with buttered toast, cinnimon, artificial vanilla and other spices. The fake vanilla is interferring with my enjoyment, and I get a berry fruitiness that the description doesn’t indicate.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3281) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3266) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Bottle; poured an auburn-brown; with nice off white head. Earthy aroma with various spices, caramel and vanilla. Very distinct flavor with lots of vanilla, caramel and spice. One of the most distinct I have had in a while. Good mouthfeel, felt slightly creamy and smooth. Would be nice to have this actually during winter next time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
22oz bottle from JCB, thanks Jason! Pours a clear, deeper and brighter ruby-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter and malty with caramel, a touch of toast, light spices, and subtle fruits with raspberry, cranberry, and cherry. A light vanilla and apple-cinnamon. Flavor is similar. Rich caramel and much more of a distinct vanilla up front before some cinnamon and spice comes in. A touch of toast with a subtle mixture of the berry fruits from the aroma before the spices and a light grassy hop dry this out and give it a light bitterness. A light caramel balances the finish before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste of vanilla, spice, and slightly toasty caramel. Medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really solid beer. Very well balanced with a lightly toasted caramel, smooth vanilla, cinnamon spice, and subtle fruits. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
On tap at the Brass tap, poured a brown color with aromas of vanilla, toffee, nutmeg, and some nuts. Flavors are the same, but some sweet malts coming though, also light caramel flavor in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
22 oz bottle. Clear amber brown with a spongy beige head. Nose is quite spicy with cinnamon stick, nutmeg, clove and brown sugar. Creamy medium body with brisk carb. Taste is toasted grains and coconut, caramel and same spices. Tasty and easy drinking with just enough spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Draft at mellow mushroom Asheville. Smells like a forest. Fantastic! Big notes of wood and pine on the tongue. Clean finish. Very nice.


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