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RATINGS: 382   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bomber bottle thanks to Axilla for sharing. Poured a clear mahogany color with a thin off white head. Aroma of strong spices. (ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, etc.) Tastes of a ginger snap Christmas cookie. Tons of spices, caramel malt. A little too over spiced for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2010
22 oz. bottle via trade with boamr - Pours a reddish-brown color with a 1/3 finger thick light tan head that didn’t last long at all. No lacing. Aroma is full of sweet spice. Nice. Flavor is spice and esters with a bit of toasted malt sweetness. Medium body. The alcohol is fairly well hidden. Not bad. Thanks Ryan.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. The aroma was moderately sweet caramel malt with a host of fresh spices such as cinnamon, and ginger. The flavor was not too far from drinking a Christmas cookie. The sweet caramel malt and cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg blend reasonably well together. Medium bodied. This went well during tailgating at the game. Rating #50 for this beer.

3.2
   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.

2.5
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4180) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (2931) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - 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.

3.7
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (919) - 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.


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