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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2078) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Aromas of hazelnut, caramel, bread, dried berries, and vanilla. Clear ruby, off-white head, low retention. Lightly sweet, with flavors of cream soda, and some charred, earthy bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation, medium finish with bready malts and some hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2929) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Brown/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Maple, Caramel T: Maple, Caramel M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Semi Drying Overall, a nice winter ale with decent maple flavor but not much beyond that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Sampled at Summits Wayside Tavern...Highland is great Southern Brewery...Lightly hopped and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg primarily...Followed by the slightest present of Cascade and Mt. Hood hops..Nice chocolate int the middle...This is a really nice beer and I wish more people got to try it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Slightly thin, solid brown malt. Very complex, but very subtle spice profile. Hops are very background -- not particuarly present. Drier than expected for a winter seasonal. Coriander, cinnamon, marshmallow, chocolate, vanilla, etc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Hmmm, it’s hot-as-heck in July, 90+ all week long..great time to break open a winter warmer, right? Right! 22-ounce bomber poured into 16-ounce goblet, a deep brown hue, nearly plum in places, with slim cocoa/cola-toned head. Aroma: dark fruits, and nuts, sweetness, molasse and maple syrup, sugar beets, ripe and spicy...very interesting, and quite unique. Taste: yum, ...same flavors noted in the nose reappear on the tongue. Full-bodied, and incredibly smooth, while delivering copious amounts of sweet, delicioius flavors. A rich and relaxing brew, sweet candyish flavors, a hint of toffee, a wiggle of caramel. Ends a bit dryly, much appreciated. Yum, I say again, tas-tee! What could be better for a mid-summer morning?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2005
2005 22 oz. bomber. Clear deep amber, medium off white head. Vanilla apparent in the aroma and flavor. Brown sugar, maybe a touch of nutmeg on a sweet malt base. Barely noticeable hop presence during the finish, which nonetheless remains on the sweet side.This is a pretty good seasonal, unusual spices, but enjoyable in the right setting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Finally a winter spice beer that I really like this year. Pours a blackened ruby with a good khaki head. The aroma is bright and fruity with fresh herb and spice aroma. Probably some vanilla, something sweet like that I thought was rasberry to start with, but not I’m leaning toward some herb or spice. There’s a lot going on with this one and I really dig what’s there.

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