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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 Frogís rich malt flavors, creating the ultimate Christmas experience. Celebrate the holidays as you savor this very special seasonal offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is spices (cinnamon and porridge actually). Thatís about it. Flavour is cinnamon, quite xmas spicy and actually not very balanced for once. Quite ok, even though a bit alcoholic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Appearance: fractured mahogany with a tannish head which fades blotchy into a ringlet. Swirls with no lace. Clear when held up to light.
Nose: cinnamon, melted brown sugar, maple. Smells like Christmas. Cooked cinnamon apples get ready for grandmas apple pie, the crust golden brown. Alongside the apple pie is cherry pie with plump black cherries. Sweet then spiced then dry.
Palate: not too heavy; medium weight. Up front with the spices. Cinnamon and brown sugar melted to an ooey-gooey sticky delight. Apple skins crisp, sweet, and bitter in the end. The middle is full with generous apple pie and more stewed apples with cinnamon. Long apple brown sugar finish; lingers in the mouth and breath. Canned cherries. Golden brown pie crust offers silent support without stealing the show.
Final Thoughts: this beer quite literally both smelled and tasted of Christmas. The sights, sounds, smells, and feelings that come through during this once-a-year holiday is envisioned and brought to life in Frosted Frog. Being my favorite holiday of the year, I enjoyed every single quaff but the spices are intense which may be a turn-off for some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluejacket74 (1385) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a reddish/copper color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing were both decent enough. Aroma is all sweet spices, with nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger all noticable. The taste is like the aroma, itís all spice. Unfortunately thatís not a good thing because all the spice just didnít agree with me after a while. I think the ginger flavor in this brew was way too strong compared to the other spices. As the beer warmed up more, it seemed like the ginger just got stronger. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it seems a bit thin at times, and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is below average, it certainly wasnít enjoyable to finish this bomber. I think if the spices had more balance in the flavor instead of being so heavy on the ginger, I would have liked this beer more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2010
bomber. Somone shared this at the Freetail La Muerta release. Pours a cloudy brown with an off-white head. Nose is of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger bread. Taste is spicy. Mouthfeel is medium and sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Camons (6314) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle @ ōlkonsortiet 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 (4863) - 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 itís good, itís a little too sweet for me. Glad I donít have to finish this whole bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3553) - 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 canít 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 (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2010
Clearish dark orange. Lasting sticky ring. Enormous gingerbread nose with the other spices very noticeable as well. Canít 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.

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