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RATINGS: 385   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
22oz bomber from Spirits Brick. Poured a cloudy orange tea brrown body with slightly more orange outer edges and an average sized foamy off off white head. Aroma and flavor are basically an overly cinnamon spiced gingerbread cookie. Palate is average but a chalky feel with stronger carbonation and a dry slightly warm finish make this one a fireside sipper. Overall I liked it a bunch.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barwenchfrannie (3) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
I’m not a Christmas ale fan, however this beer is fabulous. I love the cinnamon flavor and the fact that it goes down very smooth for a darker beer.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (6691) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2013
Cinnamon, way too much cinnamon. Some medicine notes too, perhaps laqurice. Nice flavor, not so much cinnamon here. Soft sweetness. Creamy, syrupy texture and soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
This one poured a murky dark red color with a beige head. Aroma was of lots of cinnamon, apple, toast, and toffee. Flavor was pretty much apple cinnamon and caramel. Different take on this type of beer but interesting

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Rated on 01-09-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Winter Gathering (Bottle). This beer when poured has a small tan head with good retention, reddish brown transparent body, fair amount of lacing, and no visible carbonation. The Aroma is spicy, nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste is malty, cinammon, nutmeg, and spicy. The cinnamon dominates the Aroma and Taste of this beer and it is a beer that I would drink again and worth trying.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2633) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2012 vintage. Pours lightly cloudy dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, caramel, gingerbread, toast, nutmeg, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, toast, nutmeg, caramel, gingerbread, clove, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, toast, molasses, gingerbread, nutmeg, clove, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of malt and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial winter warmer. All around great balance and complexity of malt and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1423) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1691) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esp0r (1981) - 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...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timfoolery (1124) - 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


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