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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (3061) - Göteborg, - DEC 25, 2012
Bomber courtesy of RoNo. Pours clear dark amber with a small frothy and fizzy wooden brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and very spicy with cinnamon buns, cardamom, nutmeg, gingerbread, orange zest, cloves, vanilla fudge, hay, sassafras, cookie dough and hints of peppermint. Taste is is slightly sweet, bitter and spicy with sweet dark bread, cloves, cardamom, ginger, hay, orange peal, mint, cinnamon buns, alcohol and roasted cereal. Mouthfeel is slightly round, spicy astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and spicy astringent with sweet dark bread, Christmas spices, cinnamon bun, ginger bread, hay and orange peal. Lots of freshly baked buns and cookies in this one but I don’t think that’s what I want in my beer. 


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarageBrewer80 (23) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Doftar mjuk pepparkaka och smakar detsamma. Söt och kryddig. Än annorlunda lite rolig julöl.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TychoJames (192) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Flaska systembolaget. Grumlig mörkbrun med ljusgult skum. Doft av mjuk pepparkaka. Smak av mjuk pepparkaka.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (173) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Flaska 65 cl. Grumligt brun med beige skum. Doft av kanel. Smak av jul. Kanel, nejlikor och sprit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCaptMatey (112) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Poured a amber to brown colour with a thin off white head. Aroma is of ginger, nutmeg and molasses. Taste is of nutmeg with accompanying hints of cinnamon, ginger with dark fruits and brown sugar. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation and a sweet finish. Very similar to a pumpkin beer. Enjoyable, but not an everyday brew.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Kind of a syrupy mess with a whole bunch of desert and spice thrown in. Reminds me of a pumpkin beer, but done Christmas style. Lots of cinnamon, clove or nutmeg in this. Tap at Churchkey.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (508) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pretty good. Has a nice holiday taste of nutmeg. Pours a dark brown with a subtle aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Smells like eggnog and sugary molasses cookies. Amber with tan head. Sweet as hell. Like candy. 2012 bottle. Poured from a bottle at Delilahs Christmas tasting.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bomber poured into glass. Aroma smelled of heavy spice, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg all present. No head with a darker golden brown pour. I thought the spice notes over powered a bit too much for my liking, would go with other christmas brews, especially for the cost.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours an amber brown with a thin white head. Aroma of spices, ginger, nutmeg etc. taste follows, sweet and really spice forward. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Minority portion of 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-14-14. Presumably this went on sale ahead of Christmas 2013, so it has almost a year of age on it. Malty, highly spice-oriented aroma features scents of cinnamon gum, gumdrops, plum, and cookie. Quite Christmas-y smell. The smell is a bit over the top but it is interesting. Pours a light to medium reddish brown with an orange/red glow and a small amount of beige head. Hazy, opaque liquid. The taste is drier than I expected as well as subtle compared to the aroma. Spicy and malty with flavors of ginger, pepper, and cinnamon chewing gum. Medium body, lighter than I expected given the high ABV. Forgettable palate effects. This is very much a Christmas beer, and I wish I had waited a month or two before opening it to make it more seasonally appropriate. For what it’s worth, I shared this beer with my mother, who, as you may guess, is not particularly into beer, and she liked it quite a bit, to my surprise.


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