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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Camons (6260) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle @ Ølkonsortiet xmasbeer tasting. Pours amber with a light brown head. Nose is heavy cinnamon, ginger, sweet fruits, christmas cake. Taste is very spicy, and way over the top for me, sweet english xmas cake, ginger. Im happy i didnt have to drink a whole bottle.101106

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle: Poured a light clear copper color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention and no lacing. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg is quite dominant and very enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by loads of cinnamon and nutmeg with lightly sweet malty backbone. Body is a bit light for style with average carbonation. I really enjoyed the spicing of this beer but the malt presence was a bit low for my own taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle:   Deep amber, burnt caramel hues, small off-white head, light lacing.   Very spicy nose, cinnamon, nutmeg, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc... I do like the nose.   Said spices on the tongue.   Slight earth and anise.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Seems pretty heavy.   Good malt base, sweet but not cloying.   Probably one of the most spiced beers I hae had without being offended.   Seems well balanced.   Very spicy, very tasty.   Simple yet satisfying. Thanks John!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Very spicy aroma with a huge amount of nutmeg and cinnamon. Almost like that cinnabon/mall smell. The body on this one has about a medium feel to it. The appearance is brown with a maple tint. Thin white, bubbly head that quickly disappeared. The carbonation seems pretty good, but the head retention is lacking. Though it’s good, it’s a little too sweet for me. Glad I don’t have to finish this whole bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3538) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Deep amber color out of the bottle with a thin beige head. Huge spicey nose with ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, Very heavy spice flavors. If you like spiced beers then this is one. Lots of cinnamon, orange and ginger. I can’t imagine drinking a whole big bottle of this, but it is a nice Christmas treat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2010
Clearish dark orange. Lasting sticky ring. Enormous gingerbread nose with the other spices very noticeable as well. Can’t help but make you think of those pumkin ales as the spicemix is so similar. In mouth though, it has a fair toasty cakeyness from its dark malts. Strong christmas cake with cherries and dark grapes notes. Soft chocolate whispers shut it all as the spices linger and linger for minutes. Very noticeable alcohol all throughout, intensified by the constant heavy sweetness. Despite the residual sugars, the body remains thin and weakly carbonated, feeling a bit sloppy. A very intense experience that must be paradise for spicey christmas ale lovers, but tough to finish for those who prefer subtlety and balance. My camp is unfortunately the latter. The 1000 IBU of spice beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - AUG 8, 2010
650ml bottle shared by douglas88
Appearance: Pours clear dark copper with a small off-white head and some leaving some lacing in the glass
Aroma: Nutmeg cinnamon and ginger
Taste; Spices, nutmeg and pumpkin
Decent Christmas beer, would taste great sitting around the tree on Christmas Day

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark red color with a medium white head. A sweet spicy aroma of caramel and cinnamon and ginger. The flavor is well-done, not over the top spicy but instead quite drinkable; sweet caramel and lots of cinnamon. Some zingy ginger. Easygoing and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle and served in my Coresndonk XMAS glassware (after a good cleaning to get that syrupy mess of a Heavy Seas Triple outta there): Yeah, at least this looks like and smells like an actual Christmas brew for that makes me happy with it’s chestnut and mahogany hue topped by a frothy head. Wow, who just shoved a Christmas fruit cake up my nose? Yep that is what it is, no mistaking the cinnamon, ginger snaps or the nutmeg here. No Quarter, No Mercy and while I often find these heavy spiced beers a turn off, something about the caramelized, bakers chocolate, rye / pumpernickel bread and may I say Eggnog vapours sort of actually work here.

The taste follows suit almost to a fault, full frontal spice overtones supported by sweet and dark malts and some light handed tones of over ripened fruits. Okay, the excitement of the nose becomes muted by those overwhelming spice characteristics, but it was fun for a brief moment. Ultimately, my dislike for crushing and over-the-top spice tones did get the best of me. At 2-4 ounces this is a neato trip but after that I just wish it would go away and these words I type would magically appear and save. Now, there is something I wanna say here... this becomes more a Pumpkin Ale when it warms... things that make you go... hum?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
I enjoyed this change of pace. Not too sweet, the natural sweetness of cinammon is well blended by ginger’s pungency, and some spice from nutmeg. Ginger is usually off-putting to me, with few exceptions. This was one. Too much for one to finish the bomber. The mouthfeel is easy, and it is not thick. The beer smelled winter warmer.May have enjoyed it more at a supper.

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