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RATINGS: 379   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. This beer is the press conference where Anchor’s OSA announces that it’s been taking performance enhancing drugs. Dusky amber pour, with a silky head - translates into a nice, smooth, very drinkable body. But damn did they go balls out with the Christmas cookie spices, Jim. Too much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2010
Clear mahogany with a tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and loads of cinnamon. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and cinnomon, Finished spiced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4144) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2009
The aroma is complex and spiced with cola, fruit, spruce, and and caramel. The appearance is red brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s not a great tasting beer but it does capture Christmas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 this beer has some good Xmas spices. tastes like gingerbread with a touch of nutmeg. malts are a bit thin yet drinkable. the hops are in the background. have on the Xmas afternoon. 2nd chance 10/8/10 very spiced, rich malts and nice nutty flavors. ginger, cinnomin, orange. all the way

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2009
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop clear garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, nutmeg, ginger, light cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, berry, nutmeg, some cinnamon, light ginger. Medium body, undercarbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Bomber from Whole Foods (Tampa, FL). Pours a dark cola brown with one finger tannish-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, brown sugar, honey, all spice, light floral esters. Flavor is sweet and spicy with notes of juniper, ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar, all spice, nutmeg, caramel, light toffee and floral spice. Medium body with a spicy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Pours brown with a small white head, just like you would expect from an american brown ale. Then the aromas hit you with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon all melding together like piping hot gingerbread from the oven. Flavors do not disappoint as gingerbread cookies come immediately to mind and linger enticingly on the palate. Very Christmasy and I wish someone would have left a plate of this by the tree Christmas night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a reddish/brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Lots of spices. Big red bubble gum came immediately to mind. TOns of cinnamon and ginger.Tastes of the same spice overload. Some caramel and chocolate in the tastes too. If you like your beers full of spices, you should like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Pours a deeper ruby amber almost chestnut with a small bubbly off white head that went away to nothing quickly. This beer only opened too a light hiss and the carbonation seemed a bit light overall. Aroma of gingerbread cookies, light cinnamon, some toasted malt, nuts and nutmeg. Flavor was even more like gingerbread cookies. Pretty much the closest I have noticed a beer being to a gingerbread cookie. The cinnamon and nutmeg along with hints of the brown ale it once was is still there. If the carbonation was there this beer would be an excellent Christmas spiced ale. ABV well hidden beer fermented out nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle from Crown downtown, shared with Brothers Eric & Nathan. Pours hazy cherry brown. Nose is winter spices and yeast. Flavor is the advertised spices as well as a hint of coriander and pumpkin spice. The alcohol flavor is a little to prominent at this point for me, but overall not a bad offering.

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