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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Had this last Dec. Pours a light amber clear with a very thin head. Soft caramel malts with herbal and phenolic spices- gingerbread. More ginger root in the flavor with light toffee, sweet caramel malts and some crackery malts- mild bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma of caramel, vanilla. roasted nuts, fruit, and light spices. Pours a dark transparent copper with a small soapy head that quickly fades to a ring. Quick nuttiness and caramel up front is quickly covered up by a vanilla, milk chocolate, butterscotch, and slight ginger finish. Pretty tastey, but probably couldnít drink more than 12oz or so without it wearing on me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to Paul for sharing this at a recent tasting. Currently the #1 Winter Warmer. Served in a snifter. Pours a nice caramel color with a really light head. Doesnít really stick around too long and only leaves a spot or two of lacing. The nose is loaded with vanilla, though it smells somewhat like extract. Thereís also a bit of caramel and malty sweetness. The taste is more vanilla plus some caramel. Not much else, though itís fairly nice. Beer has a medium body and finishes quite dry. Not terribly complex and not all the winter warmery, but pretty good. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-28-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
bottle thanks to ballewblake. deep brown with a cream colored head. nose is chocolate and caramel with a hint of vanilla in the back. very nice on the palate with a smooth flavor of vanilla and spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Brown colored liquid with a bubbly light taupe color. As a group there were many descriptors thrown about when it came to the aroma. Rubber ducks, baby powder, fresh diapers, vanilla pudding, just to name a few and I donít think any were discounted. There does seem to reside a touch of caramel, but one does seem to have to search for it. Flavors of some anise and spice cookies. Blue moon ice cream as well. An interesting holiday ale. I didnít mind it, but there are some odd nose and taste things going on.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a translucent orange amber with an average off white creamy head. Aroma of nutmeg, pie crust, vanilla and a lot of various spices. Flavors of the same with tons of nutmeg/vanilla that was covering up any malt/hop presence.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Dark red color with no head. Light malt aroma. Complex flavors... caramel and chocolate mixed with dry grains. Some cinnamon and yeast. Certainly Christmasy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Appearance: Pours a rich garnet-hued body with wispy, seafoam beige head. Smell: Spicy, fruity aroma of oranges, cranberries, cinnamon and maybe a bit of ginger. Taste: Beyond the toasty malts, there is a real medley of flavors at work here. For me, Iím picking up orange peel, cranberries, mint, nutmeg, and cinnamon (which really comes through in the finish). Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Drinkability: Interesting and well-made, but not particularly to my liking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Choco-cherry vanilla maltiness in the aroma and flavor -- like a dessert brown ale. Graham crackers. The flavor came off rather artificial and the vanilla notes held on longer than necessary. I didnít get a whole lot of the spice. Medium-heavy body. Red-brown, clear with a clingy seafoam head. Tannic. I was a little disappointed with this one, will give it another try while Iím up here on vacation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Poured a clear chestnut color with a thinbeige head. Aroma was malty with caramel and a nuttiness. Some spices mixed in with notes of grapes as well. Flavor of caramel malt and lightly spiced especially toward the finish. Medium body.


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