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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mdgutows (42) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 Smells like spices, bread, caramel, and some vanilla. Color is deep red with a small creamy tan head. Medium bodied with wonderful combination of spices including cinnamon, clove and coriander. Brown sugar and malts with a hit of vanilla that steals the show. Itís the perfect amount of vanilla that hits the back part of your tongue and is never overwhelming. The palate is well balanced and the flavors compliment one another extremely well. Especially the slight sweetness coupled with the spices. This winter ale is the only reason I still believe in Santa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbone78 (42) - Panama City Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Pours redish to light brown color with smells of sweet candi malts and tastes of caramel. very sweet. Lightly carbonated and drinks very easily. We mixed this with an Imperial Black Mocha Stout and that was an experience! If you have never do it and can get the beers, do it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RealPoser (40) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Slight spice on the nose... but otherwise very unremarkable. Medium body with nice roasty-sweet malt notes. Hint of nutmeg and toasted walnuts. Finish brief, but pleasant. Again... all in all, and ok seasonal, but I have come to expect more from Highland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Best seasonal ale Iíve ever tasted. The only reason I canít give this beer a perfect score is that at first glance/sniff, it doesnít immediately reveal itself as the incredible beer it is.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2006
At barleys tap room on draught, this 2006 edition poured w/ a thin white head. Looks like the Gaelic Ale in color. Smells of sweet artificial flavor. Almost like a cream sicle in taste. Sweet, colying, finishes wet. Would expect more out of highland. Sorry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rynoSx (29) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2004
This was a great seasonal. It could be because I am bias to the Highland brews. It had a nice cinnimon, fruity taste. I wish that I could have got it in the huge can but had to settle for the pint at Barleyís above the brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
octo (22) - USA - JAN 22, 2010
my nose is a little stuffed up. dark reddish pour with a small head that dissipates quickly leaving fhead clumps on the side of the glass. Tastes of strong vanilla, some cinnamon, and a few other holiday type spices.. and kind of tastes like bubble gum. very drinkable. a good winter seasonal thats refreshing in the hot florida weather.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatWater (20) - Martinez, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2013
It looks to be about 20 SRM and has an awesome malty flavor of toasted oats and caramel with a lot of vanilla, and graham cracker...like a cheese cake crust. really light hop bitterness, probably 10-15 IBUs. Mouthfeel is rich and buttery. 2 finger head which retained well and left a nice lacing down the tulip glass I used. Finish wasn't dry at all and the vanilla came through strong at the finish. Aroma wasn't anything special, no hops, all malt. I am thinking they didn't use any hops in the last 5 minutes of the boil because it virtually had an all malt aroma. Pretty darn good beer, definitely a great session winter beer, abv is 5.8%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joshmod (20) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Vanilla and caramel with a bit of spiciness. This is really more of a malt beverage at the end of the day. Not my cup of tea if Iím being honest and I actually didnít come close to finishing the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weissblau (19) - - DEC 5, 2012
Mild aroma, stronger flavor. Lots of vanilla and cocoa, some roasted malt flavors in the finish.

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