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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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_ (4406) - 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. 


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2550) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
A beautiful, dark red beer, a head is quite small and beige. Aroma has huge amount of spices, cinnamon, ginger, pomerans, cardemum, also berries of red currants and richness of red wine. All these complex aromas are nicely balanced and pleasant. Taste has strong spicyness, but not so dominantly as in the aroma. Cinnamon, cardemum, ginger, fruitness, some cherries and roastiness. Surprisingly light, only medium bodied. Balanced even the huge amount of spices, the nice beer also in the middle of Summer as today.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5565) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Deep dark amber coloured body with a nice thick, four centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of spices, herbs, grain, alcohol, malt and a lot of deep pitted fruits. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malty flavours at first with bunches of spices showing allspice, coriander seed, nutmeg, canella and even some cloves. Aftertaste shows a robust complexity with malt, brown sugars, some grain, yeast, pit fruits and toffee all around - very nice. Overall, a very good complex spice-based beer with a lot of malt, alcohol and sweetness around! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at Whole Foods in New York (Bowery), New York on 27-May-2016 for US$9,99 sampled at my hotel in Lower Manhattan on 27-May-2016 a few minutes later.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is pumpkin pie, gingerbread, vanilla, cinnamon, taste is similar, sweet and fruity, really tasty.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krittenhouse (23) - Shelby, USA - DEC 31, 2015
A lovely way to ring in the new year!! Happy New Year everybody! This was an enjoyable experience!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7722) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2015
Tap@Banksia, Copenhagen - pours brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste comprises malty cake like Christmas pudding prominence, caramel and treacle, dark dried fruit, nice showcase of winter Christmas spices, some brown sugar, great stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (16443) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
Stark gewürziger Antrunk von sämtlichen Weihnachtsgewürzen, trocken. Gewöhnungsbedürftig, ab dem 3. Schluck erheblich angenehmer, hefig, süffig. Zimt, Nelke, geringe Süße. Mild herb, nett. 10/8/9/8/11/8

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (15472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
Dunkel orange braunes Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach ginger, Zimt, dunkles malz. Geschmack nach Zimt, Ingwer, spekulatius.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppityHop (197) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Smells like liquid Christmas, tastes like liquid gingerbread, and looks like a brown ale. Superb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
On tap at The Wine Bar Destin. Pours a cloudy copper brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with strong spices, cinnamon, caramel, rich malt, hides alcohol well, very good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle received from Erica and Chris at Christmas. Pours a copper brown with small dissipating head and no lace. Aroma is a lot of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Taste is much the same as the aroma. It is like eating gingerbread. A little hop bitterness balances it out. The malt hides the alcohol well. Very warming though.


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