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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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Draft at Brewvival. Hazy amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of lightly spiced vanilla. Taste is vanilla, caramel, butterscotch. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (10886) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010
Date: November 05, 1999
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Durham, NC, Winter
Appearance: dark amber
Aroma: strong vanilla aroma
Flavor: sweet flavor with lots of vanilla, liquid qraham crackers

Date: November 25, 2005
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Appearance: clear very dark amber, thin beige head, nice lace
Aroma: candy sweet malt aroma with nice vanilla
Body: big body
Flavor: rich sweet malt flavor, lots of vanilla, brown sugar, stays strong sweet vanilla to the end but stays just this side of going too sweet

Date: December 21, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: barley’s
all the candy sweetness and caramel plus vanilla of years past

Date: January 27, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
picking up cinamon and other spices to go with all of the vanilla sweetness

Date: April 29, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
can it be getting sweeter?

Date: August 18, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
christmas cookie

Date: December 03, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Vintage: 2007
holds up pretty well, caramel and vanilla strong as ever, spices receeding,

Date: December 22, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac prado
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, scattered lace
Aroma: faint aroma from a chilled glass
Flavor: sweet candy caramel and vanilla flavor, touch of cinnamon, light chocolate
Overall: the Christmas candy of beers

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10871) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting.Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 150313

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good to excellent lacing. Toasted malt and spice aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced spice flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good seasonal beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9097) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Bottle... Murky, deep, caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Malty, earthy nose with a boatload of toffee and a trace of Marciano cherry. Aged or stale hop flavor with subtle vanilla and cinnamon. No intensity, but nice. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes minerally and slightly Flemish. Kudos to boboski for bringing this one down from Orlando!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle at Funky Buddha/Case and Keg tasting. Brown pour. Aroma is crisp and clean with some nice malty fruit notes, caramel and some faint hops. Flavor is pretty clean and crisp. Some good fruit notes come through and some nice spices as well. Pretty good effort from a solid brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Tap without Beau. Hazy dark orange appearance with a tan head. Some spicy hops. Light pine. Big vanilla cream soda flavor. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
1 liter bottle acquired in trade with merlin48 (thanks!). 2005 vintage. Poured a deep orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spices (I was getting mint, wintergreen, and peppermint), pine, vanilla, and orange peel. The spices were present in the tastes too but on the lighter side with caramel, vanilla, and citrus.


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