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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (732) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap. Pint at Stanleyís. Amber clear. Spice aroma. Sweet and spicy. Typical holiday spice flavor. Long lasting, but wanted more depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1246) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle via Levi, thanks for this at Christmas! Pours a hazy medium brown with tan head. Aroma is slight ginger with some chocolate and spice. Taste is thin but has the ginger and malt thing going on. Slight bubble gum and cloves. Nice at Christmas dinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Tap pour at New Bohemia. Letís start by saying itís no Stir Crazy. Smell is festive with good clove presence. Deep amber color. Tastes slightly malty sweet within very little bitter hops to be found. Maintains a refreshing flavor but finish is a little bit of a let down. Very mild flavor. If given a choice, go with Stir Crazy in the winter. Far superior.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1244) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2013
(bottle) Pours a clear red color with a large off-white head that settles to a thin cap with a good amount of lacing. Aroma immediately yields a good dose of cooked ginger, with another smell that is eerily reminiscent of a Jimmy Johnís Italian Night Club sub sandwich. Not sure if thatís good or not,but it sure is damn odd. Definitely pick up some breadiness, which accentuates the sandwich qualities. Glimmers of honey shine in. Flavor is really insipid when cold, and tastes like a run of the mill amber ale with just a faint ginger kick on the finish. Not getting much else going on here initially. Warming yields a more prominent tone of honey, which is fairly enjoyable. It grows even more so as this warms. Seems like they used the pure stuff, as that musty quality is perceived. In fact, it tastes a lot like the pure and raw wildflower honey from Luverne, MN. Mouthfeel is medium and carb is pretty appropriate, maybe a touch on the spritzy side. Overall the beer isnít too bad, and it grew better as it warmed up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Amber pour. Quick head. Ginger and light toasted malt. Flavour is ginger spice, light bready malt. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2242) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2771) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (772) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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

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