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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyswede (37) - Malmö, - DEC 27, 2012
A very expensive christmas ale has a lot of taste cinnamon and christmas but it doesn’t justify the price

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
heman (650) - Tychy, POLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Barwa miedziana, piwo klarowne - pierwsze piwo naprawdę fajnie wyglądające. Aromat to świąteczna bomba! Z jednej strony bardzo typowy: piernik, goździki, gałka muszkatołowa; a z drugiej bardzo intensywny, słodki i przyjemny. W smaku piwo jest bardzo ułożone i raczej wytrawne. Pełne piernika i przypraw, wspaniale komponują się tutaj cynamon, imbir, goździki i gałka muszkatołowa - tworząc spójną harmonię. W tle nuty suszonych owoców.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (1710) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
W aromacie jak i w smaku to święta w płynie. Piernik, przyprawy używane do piernika...Gałka, imbir, goździk! Intensywnie, nie za słodko, idealnie zbalansowane. Super, po prostu super!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2668) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5717) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10826) - 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.

   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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8635) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (17675) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17255) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppityHop (198) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Smells like liquid Christmas, tastes like liquid gingerbread, and looks like a brown ale. Superb.

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