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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Good tidings to you, Old Friend. We brew our limited release Holiday Ale with fresh ginger root and a hefty dollop of family harvested honey. This fireside companion has a deep ruby-colored body with layers of malt complexity and an intense ginger aroma. Reunite with friends, old and new, and celebrate the season with an Old Friend by your side. Cheers!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper brown color with a soapy frothy khaki head that settles to a soapy film and collar. Aroma has strong ginger coriander some cinnamon. Taste shows roasted malt subtle chocolate toffee and plenty of ginger cinnamon coriander clove and has a soft bitterness. Palate is thin to medium with a rather harsh finish. Decent brew, but over spiced for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Sampled on tap at Indeed. Pours a black color with white head. Spicy, malty, brown sugar aromas. Big ginger, malty flavors. Man, Iím not a ginger fan, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (626) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours a dark reddish-brown, with small head. Spicy, floral aromas. Flavor is a big dose of ginger--maybe too much? Thereís a complex mix of floral, spicy, sweet tastes all fighting in there. Glad to give it a try once, but I doubt Iíll be buying this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of big spice, coriander, cinnamon, and lots of ginger, sweet honey, caramel, and toffee in there, lots of red and dark fruits in there as well. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, caramel, nice spicy ginger, hints of cinnamon, slight grass, spice, finishing bitter, slightly dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1877) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours a deep brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of ginger and that's about it. Taste is light and malty, lots of ginger and some cinnamon. Not very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
I thought it was pretty good and an interesting taste with ginger infused beer. There wasnít so much ginger that it turned me off to the taste of the beer. This was good but trying it once was good enough for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Overall, found this brew to be very warming. A nice spice note paired with a subtle ginger feel. Honey feels to not be there or is overpowered by the spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
5/13/13! 750mL bottle from CLevar!!!!!!!&# Drank right before smoking a cheap cigar out on my porch at midnight. You know how that goes. I shared this bad boy with joe t at cum fiesta. It was awesome. Anyway, brown, etc. Lots of ginger, plenty of spice, some caramel, etc. Not fucken bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (244) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Spice and a bit sweet in the aroma. Nice dark malty color with lacing along the glass. Winter spice and ginger are quick to taste and are a bit sweet. Nice winter beer Indeed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Brown color with a small head. Ginger and nutmeg aroma. Very potent ginger flavor. After warming, itís pretty dominant. Definite nutmeg and maybe some cinnamon. Light caramel and dry malt. Almost seemed like an old tobacco character as well.


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