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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
clear brown/copper with small head. notes of vanilla, toffee, caramel. flavor is has very english/scottish ale characteristics. smooth toffee and caramel malt flavors, with the perfect amount of piney hops at the finish to balance it out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sallad (115) - USA - JAN 28, 2010
clear mahogany, thin beige head with some nice lace. Crisp malt aromas with hints of cocoa, brown sugar. Nicely balanced, tangy spice and light citrus finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours a slightly dark color with a hite foam on top. Aromas of nuts, ginger. Tastes of medium sweetness. Overall a very nice winter ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
derekbrown (104) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2010
What a wonderful offering from Highland! Slight clove, well-hopped flavors accent a wonderful ale profile. Pours a beautiful grapefruit color with a rich ivory head. Great for wintertime sipping. Highly recommended.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Caramel and vanilla aroma. Vanilla flavor. Great clarity but head disappears quickly. Full palate but not a big fan of the oaklike aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (100) - - JAN 26, 2014
1/26/14. Bomber bottled 11/13. Poured dark copper with a one finger head that disapated in about 15. Mild spicy nose with hints of malt and hop. Thin mouth with a nice spicy mix. A different spice profile than most winter ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Shared 22oz. Pours dark copper with good head and nice lacing. Smells like Christmas - cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and sweet malt. Palate has a little carbonation but mostly slightly creamy malt. Taste is dominated by spices, some earth and resin, and sweet malt. I was surprised by this one. Good brew.

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

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2005
The great thing about this beer is that all these critiques offer their opinion of what spices where in the beer, but the combo is always going to be different. This has been my favorite Highland. I’ve found myself proud of Asheville for such an excellent ale.


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