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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4119) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2007
2006 Vintage, 1L swing-top bottle. Deep copper color. Thick, creamy tan head. Heavy creamy aroma of toffee, buttery cream soda. Flavors of oak aged cream soda, could you get a little more vanilla in here?? Heavy bodied, super creamy texture, with no detection of alcohol.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle. Shared by a generous Ratebeerian at the PP Strong Ale Fest 07. Rich, rose colored shade of copper with an ivory head. Bourbon, spices and cigar aromas blend with sweet malts. Rather thin mouth feel with tons of vanilla. Malty sweet with cinnamon and spice notes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Surprisingly enjoyable brew. Deep red/brown pour. Notes of spices,nutmeg....cinammon...ginger maybe? Tagging alongside are caramel malt and a lgiht chocolate touch.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Awwww yeah. Winter ales, like most things... if you nail them right on the head... makes you freak out. Malty and delicious with an awesome hop bite and full flavor. Dig it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Dark red color with an off-white head that retains well and gives good lacing. Wonderful smells of cinnamon, clove, allspice, nutmeg, and caramel. Iím digging the taste. Itís got a little bit of hoppyness for balance, but this mostly tastes like cinnamon-sugar bread with a little bit of allspice and a caramel finish. Carbonation is on the higher side and body is bordering light. Iím very happy with this beer and will need to get more of it next winter. Great job, Highland!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Bottle. This was a shocker. I loved this dark mahogany beer. Loads of winter spices of cinnamon, clove, pepper, and some of that winter warmer caramel and chocolate notes. Solid beer, iíve had it twice both were noteworthy. A gingerbread man in a glass. Solid.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2515) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2008
This was really nice, I was very impressed. Deep ruby chestnut, moderate head. Aroma is malt forward but not heavy, with notes of chocolate and berries/cherries. Flavor is similar but also very biscuity, cookieish. Like christmas sugar cookies, or barely a hint of gingerbread cookie and thats the only spice I got in this. Light balancing hop in the finish. Soft palate, with a nice light carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2009 Bottle pours an off-white, sticky lacing head and the body is a beautiful clear amber. Smells of caramel, barley, some hops, and butter. Flavors abound of caramel, cocoa, toffee, little nut, and some spices. Nice body.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2009
I look forward to tasting this beer every year. My favorite from Highlands Brewing Company. There is a strong alcohol smell to the aroma. The flavor changes every year but is always excellent. Spicy, can be too sweet at times. But overall, I great winter beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Was very surprised by this one. Has a lot of spice in the aroma, good amount of ginger and sugar. Very gingerbread like. Dark color with a thin white head. All the flavors seem really well balanced. Very easy to drink.


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