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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper/ruby red color with a small off white head. Aroma is of cinnamon, peppernødder, brunkager, ginger bread or ginger snap cookies, spiced christmas cake, peppery notes, cookie dough, ginger, oak and whiskey. Flavor is again of peppernødder, brunkager and other christmas cookies like ginger bread, spiced christmas cake, cinnamon, ginger and other spices, honey and some faint dark fruit in your first sip along with the oaky whiskey notes and a touch of vanilla. The body is medium with a very smooth mouthfeel. This beer is just the essence of christmas in a glass and the barrel balances out the spices a bit more, than the regular version. Its either a beer you hate or love. I love it!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle shared at 4th of July BBQ (Lyons, IL). The Pappy Version. Pours a darker brownish ruby hue, copper fiery glow on the edges with some decent haziness in the middle that tapers out. Frothy offwhite head atop stays as a mellow layer, decent lacing and stick around. Aromas show pie spice, cinnamon and firmer ginger meet caramel, touches of caramel, oak and vanillin. Gentle clove and nutmeg meet some whiskey warmth a touch sweet but enjoyable. Initial is a pretty potent mélange of holiday spirit. Touches of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg meet gentle vanilla, pie spice and caramel show some oomph into the body. Toffee and gentle smoothed out spirit elements work well together. Middle shows a bit more depth, the barrel on full display with vanilla, oak, touches of gingersnaps meeting gentle toasty coconut, some toffee and toastiness. Backend is where this gets a bit warm and harsher, the smoothed out front loses it’s refinement. Finish is dry, a bit warm and spicy as we finish. An interesting beer that certainly offers some enjoyable flavors albeit a bit much for me beyond the small sampling.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1190) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014
Caramel bruine kleur met een goede crème kraag. Ruikt bijzonder, fruitig, kruiden, kaneel, basterdsuiker. Smaakt bitterkoekjes, kaneel, speculaas, kruiden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1432) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a dark red brown beer with a good tan head. Smells cinnamon, pepper, spices. Tastes rye, cinnamon, spices. Medium body, average carbo and a sticky texture.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
I love seasonal beers, especially during the Christmas holidays! This is by far the best beer I have found during Christmas time....and my wife loved it....double bonus!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3481) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to George! Pours a dark cloudy amber with snall beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong spice, nutmeg, and booze. Medium mouthfeel with a nice spice, light roast with sweet finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pour from a bottle. Pours dark with tons of Christmas on the nose. Tons of nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. very much a spiced beer, but a very good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6126) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber shared by Caleb - thanks! Lots of Christmas spices - nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon. Smooth palate, rich taste. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1521) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bomber as an extra from misterbeer thanks! Pours a hazy dark amber, cinnamon in color. Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in the nose - nice. Makes me want a pumpkin pie. Nice spice in the taste. Pumpkin with a malty, bourbon finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1364) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Murky rust colored pour with a slick of white foam. Whiskey, light green apple, and various spices in the aroma. Taste is more subdued with whiskey, rye, and various spices like cinnamon and cardamon. Light mouthfeel. Okay.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1205) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle (Van Wink version with silver cap) from a trade poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours a dark ruby color with half a finger of off-white head that fades fairly quickly. Aromas of big bourbon, cinnamon, gingerbread, spices, coconut, vanilla, caramel. Tasting notes of bourbon, vanilla, light coconut, cinnamon, gingerbread cookies. Light carbonation, slightly sticky mouthfeel. More booziness as it warms. Medium body with a dry and slightly warm finish. Kind of prefer the non-barrel aged version, the bourbon is nice at first but doesn’t blend with the base beer as much as I’d hope. Maybe a different type of barrel would compliment better, or maybe this is just one that’s better without barrel aging. Still a solid brew.


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