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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7630) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
(Bottle) Red colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, spicy nose with notes of cinnamon, apple pie, gingerbread cake, orange peel, dried fruit, dried apricots and ginger. Malty, spicy taste with dried fruit, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, apricots, gingerbread cake and a spicy bitterness in a finish with a touch of alcohol shining through. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and very spicy, with lots of cinnamon and ginger. Actually a bit too much spices to be perfectly balanced. Still quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (650) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours a dark red with a thin off white head, actually very Holiday. Aroma is sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, reminds me of a sweet spiced Christmas fruit cake. Taste same as aroma with some mild hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. Finishes with sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet spices of fruit cake, and maybe some brown sugar and a bit of nutty flavor on the end as it warms up. Overall fairly good drink

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pour is very dark red with a small white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is heavy cinnamon, nutmeg, butterscotch, and caramel. Flavor is similar but with added fruit and vanilla extract. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2243) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Tap at rattle n hum, new york. Dark red color, white head. Aroma is christmas, spices, cinnamon. Taste is similar, spices, christmas, cinnamon. Body could be stronger.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
evanheon (7) - - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Aroma is very nicely spicy. Very typical mouthfeel for an American style ale. I can't think of a better way to describe it than saying it tastes like Christmas. Solid every year.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
angel77 (2114) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en Llamas. 21 de septiembre de 2013. Bastante especiada con un cuerpo ligero - medio con 8.6 vol que norse notan mucho. Una navideña sin mucho más que decir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a Slightly orange amber color with a thin tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel. Sweet caramel taste with cinnamon and other spice. Sprucy. A bit much on the spice for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1437) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
From a bottle on New Years Eve thanks to Matt! Pours a clear reddish amber. The aroma is potpourri. Taste is sweet with cinnamon spice and the mouthfeel is thick

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6446) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget; bought dec-12. Brown with a small, tan head. Spicy aroma; cardemomme, cinnamon. Pretty much the same spiciness in the flavour. A bit like apple-pie with cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (2210) - - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark copper with an off white head. Aroma is ginger and raisin breads. Taste follows suit, adds some additional spice and accentuates the raisin notes. Medium sticky palate with sufficient carb. Nice Xmas brew.

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