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RATINGS: 348   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7264) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"Had in Reno via the TN connection. Very nice mellow warmer, especially if u dig vanilla, the main player in aroma and flavor. A winter solstice in a different label. Chestnut color smooth medium feel, light on the hops. Thanks Lou."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Pours a transparent dark copper brown with a dense covering of off-white head. Aroma of heavily sweet chocolate candy and caramel malt with some floral attributes. Body starts with a lot of pure milk chocolate hovering on top of sweet caramel malt and black licorice with some mild holiday spice. Finishes clean with a sublte bitterness attempting to balance the sweet chocolate. Overall an interesting and drinkable brew with an unexpected amount of chocolate within.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear amber/caramel color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, vanilla, hazelnut, light spices with a mild earthy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle courtesy of pbsmooth. Chestnut brown colored pour. Holiday spice filled aroma. Sweet malts, fruit cake, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon. Medium mouthfeel. decent winter warmer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6761) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bomber to taster (shared by Tmoney99). Looks good; a mostly transparent amberish orange with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells sweet and malty with notes of toffee and light spices. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle (650ml) courtesy of ross. Pours a deep orange-copper with an average size diminishing tan head. Aroma’s sweet, malty and fruity along with spices and vanilla -- smells nice! Flavour of toasted malt, quite fruity and spicy along with vanilla and light hops -- really tasty! Medium bodied. Wow, this is really good stuff, well done!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Tasted at the post-release DLD party: Clean caramel hue with good lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of juniper, cardamom, saffron, anise, wild flowers (i.e. very herbal) along with some caramel malt vapours. WOW, very spicy and sweet with a lot of malt leading towards a fruity midesection of candy apple, fig and peaches. The finish is spicy, minty and dry with a chalky aftertaste. The mouth feel is soft and smooth despite a high amount of carbonation. A nice spiced winter warmer but could use a tad more hop character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2007
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 1 l avec bouchon de céramique, dégusté lors de la soirée "La croisée des chemins" chez Cathshlag. Arôme: Forte présence d’épices (canelle et muscade entre autre). Apparence: La couleur est ambrée rougâtre. Présence d’un mince col mousseux sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel au beurre et d’épices avec une pointe de fruit. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #1018)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6384) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft at Trappeze Pub with Linh, Scarlett and Dad. Pours a light amber body with light lacing. Aroma is full of spice and sweet malt, and nothing else really. Mouthfeel is medium to light, somewhat dull with not a lot of flavor jumping out. Some muted hop character in the back, covered by lots of spice, malt, bread and toast

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2007
Courtesy of captaincougar. Pours mahogany with a thin white ring of bubbles. Smells of spices, caramel, sugar and sweet malt. Taste is of caramel, citrus, spices and some earthy hints. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is of citrus.


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