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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Smell is light some hops some caramel sweetness. Taste is winter ale, some cinnamon, cardamum, winter spices. Overall great winter ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2007
The aroma was malty with vanilla and a subtle spice of clove and cinnamon. The malt, caramel, vanilla and spice worked well to achieve a complex nose. Crystal clear deep amber with a white low persistent head which lasted to lace the glass. The flavor contained a nice caramel with a light toasted aspect. The spices in the aroma were still present in the flavor but well restrained to add complexity to the beer instead of strong spice. The bittering was high enough to keep the malt character in check and lead to a very nice balance. Medium full body with a moderate level of carbonation and an extremely creamy mouthfeel. A very nice winter warmer from Highland. 22 ounce bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raradel (336) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Dark red, small tan head. Peppery, earthy, cinammon aroma. Lots of flavors. Plum, spruce, rosemary, and thyme. I have no idea how to describe this beer but its spicey and pleasant, the dominant flavor is cinnamon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Slightly thin, solid brown malt. Very complex, but very subtle spice profile. Hops are very background -- not particuarly present. Drier than expected for a winter seasonal. Coriander, cinnamon, marshmallow, chocolate, vanilla, etc.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thewade (310) - USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle. Amber color. Slightly sweet finish. Roasted Marshmellows. Nice winter, session beer. Easy to drink. nice brew

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2010
I’m sitting on several bombers from the winter of 2008-2009, and I thought I’d open one tonight to see how it’s coping with the ravages of time. The head is still quite substantial and, although it dissipates quickly, it leaves lacing on your glass. Unfortunately, the carbonation itself is rather coarse. The liquid is rosewood-colored with an aroma of rich, peaty malt. Something that tastes like white chocolate and a hint of caramel moderate the maltiness to make this suitable for a warmer evening like tonight.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Sampled at Summits Wayside Tavern...Highland is great Southern Brewery...Lightly hopped and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg primarily...Followed by the slightest present of Cascade and Mt. Hood hops..Nice chocolate int the middle...This is a really nice beer and I wish more people got to try it

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (265) - - JAN 20, 2014
on tap; red color; sweet malt, caramel, and cinnamon aroma; medium-bodied; caramel malt with spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg; very smooth and easy drinking

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours a dark, slightly hazy mahogany color with a creamy light tan head. One the nose, vanilla, citrus, bready malt notes, a sweet berry note and a touch of spice. Nice, but mellow, citrusy hop bite on the taste, very strong toasty malt character, creamy vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon. Really reminds me of winter solstice, but with a nicer citrusy bite to it.


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