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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2005
I feel I’ve been more than giving with this score (mostly because I like it) This beer is very one dimensional. It’s all about the sweet vanilla bean flavor. The pour is fantastic, mahogony red with a dusting of tan head. I really struggle to taste anything beer about this over the added flavor. I personally like that about this beer, it drinks like a nice cream soda. If you’re looking to please the non-beer drinking crowd, this is the beer that’ll do just that. Do yourself a fovor and give it a shot.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
A: Pours a barely transparent mahogany color with a small off-white head S: Awesome caramel malts, nuts, toffee, light spices (no clove), a little bread, lactose, and powdered milk chocolate T: Finally a winter warmer with a great flavor profile that’s not overdone. The spices blend very well with the malts. Also lactose, toffee, and a really delicious chocolate/cocoa note that compliments the nuttiness MF/D: Smooth velvety feel, lower carbonation, lighter in body than the others, and a finish of lactose, cocoa, and hazelnut Notes: not the biggest or boldest, but perfectly balanced and not too spiced up

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Deep reddish color, good tan head. Smell is incredibly sweet, caramel. Tastes of cherry, syrup, spices, a little coffee.

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 (106) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ludhaber (102) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
March madness 2015. This is for the 2008 version. So this has aged quite a bit. The aroma is complex with limited hops but interesting malt, vanilla and caramel. The taste is smooth but getting toward the wine side at this age. The spices are very well blended into the overall flavor.

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.

3.5
   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.


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