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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (778) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber, beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, red wine, cloves, sugar. Taste is sweet, cinnamon, low bitterness, red wine, spices. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1418) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Ahh, Christmas in July! They were not shy with the spices -- the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger somewhat overpower the base beer. Still quite tasty though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle shared by Simonsen
Dark copper, beige head. Smells of cinnamon, christmas spices. banana bread. Moderate sweet, a cinnamon bomb. Tastes like christmas cake with cinnamon. I don’t like cinnamon all that much...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle as an extra in some winter trade. I'm afraid this one is just past it's prime. Lots of winter spice, but not much body. Ho hum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Simonsen (529) - NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
Flaske fra systembolaget. Mørk kobber rødaktig. En real juleøl. Flytende fruktkake med mye smak av rom ,rosin,kanel og kardemomme . En real smaksbombe i kanel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle from TruBeer. Pours dark brown with a very thin khaki head. Doesn’t leaves any lacing. Big Christmas spices on the nose. Smells like gingerbread cookies. Very sweet on the tongue. Hides it’s alcohol well. Solid!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tapthis (79) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Smells of a lot of Christmas spice (almost a bit much), though it tasted almost like perfection with how strong the smell was. It has a color of an earthy red (i guess an almost ruby color). when it warmed up i could start noting the alohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Brown beer with a small beige head. Spicy, gingerbread and a bit orange aroma. Similar flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
22oz bottle, i got this from Shoky and shared it with the barreled version at a Nobi tasting .. . Pours a deep amber maroon .. . light foam .. . spiced up! lots of christmas and grandma spices .. . mild mouth .. . if you like heavily spiced beers then this is a good one, but a bit overdone for me- good to share .. . . if you don’t like your job, you don’t go on strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That’s the American way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Effervescent brownish amber pour with a very light tan small bubbled head and some thin lacing. Sweet malty aroma, with a hint of white pepper, clove, and maybe a touch of nutmeg. Full well coated lightly creamy palate. Flavor mirrors the aroma, a fair amount of sweetness and a warm swallow with some prevalent alcohol notes. Enjoyable brew.

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