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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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The essence of Christmas is captured in this very bottle you are holding. Perfectly blended spices compliment Frosted Frog’s rich malt flavors, creating the ultimate Christmas experience. Celebrate the holidays as you savor this very special seasonal offering.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, sugar, glogg, cocos, spices, dried fruits. Flavour is raisin, sugar, glogg, cocos, spices, dried fruits. Very nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2013
65cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, from Ølbutikken Copenhagen, complex brew, spicy/sweet and slightly woody/alcoholic, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, nice X-Mas brew, yet very expensive!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2013
CocaCola i färgen, med litet vitt skum. Doftar mandelbiskvier, mandelkubb, karamell, kakor, svartsoppa. Smakar flytande mandelbiskvi, svartsoppa, karamell, aningen alkohol i slutet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2013
650 ml bottle. A deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma has caramel malt, burnt sugar, dry fruit, wood, Christmas spices and alcohol. Flavor has sweet caramel malt, wood, dry fruit, raisins, some alcohol and a nice spicy touch. Medium to full body, feels perfect. A nice, tasty and complex beer, just a tad too much alcohol but this will probably be reduced with some aging.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2012 bottling. Pours fairly clear deep red amber color with a 1 finger foamy off white head with good retention, that reduces to ring of lace that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, raisin, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, bourbon, toast, light oak, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of malt, spices, and barrel notes. Taste of raisin, caramel, brown sugar, toast, cinnamon, bourbon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, light oak, and herbal. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, bourbon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity of malt/spice/barrel notes; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick and fairly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Christmas ale. Great balance and complexity of malt and spice flavors with moderate barrel character; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
650ml bottle from Cotteridge Wines.Poured a nice dark amber colour with almost no head.Aromas straight away of Christmas pudding and spices with gingerbread also coming through strong.Christmas pudding and gingerbread taste too with some nutmeg.Spices also in there,especially cinnamon and ginger along with vanilla and some boozy notes and slight oak too.Sweet and fruity and for me a near perfect Christmas beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red - orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, spicy, christmas spices, "brunsvier" (the one from fyn Mads K), maple syrup, cinnamon. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, maple, cinnamon, chrismas spices, alcohol - sprit, brunsvier. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121128]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6375) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
22oz bottle saved since last year, shared with friends on New Year’s Eve. Clear darker red color. Light tan / khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Nice spice and whiskey nose. Baked apple and cinnamon. Bigger body. Light smooth and crisp carbonation. Lightly viscous aftertaste. Nice light warmth. Nice balanced whiskey and spice aftertaste. Spicy - sweet taste, light bitter. Great christmas beer, the whiskey barrel is an interesting and tasty twist.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2424) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Shared bomber at Lunar Brewing Co., and poured to snifters with a murky, orange/cinnamon color, light amount of off white/light tan head foam, and sparse spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma was very spicy, with cinnamon and ginger dominating, followed by some complementary apple notes. The flavor was as expressive as the nose, with non-cloying sweetness, and some tartness. Medium bodied, with low carbonation. A perky, surprisingly tasty, seasonal brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (858) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Very pleasant cinnamon/clove aroma, although in truth it smells more like a candle than a beer. Flavor is milder than I expected given the aroma, with a sweet, bready base, and a sweet, spicy, cinnamon finish. Very good, but a little on the gimmicky side.


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