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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6208) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Tap at Indeed. Reddish amber pour with a white head. Nice ginger aroma and taste. Some sweetness and spice. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6027) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Winterfest 2013. Dark brown. Some sweetness in the aroma with ginger. Dry malt flavor with more ginger. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Brown color with a small head. Ginger and nutmeg aroma. Very potent ginger flavor. After warming, it’s pretty dominant. Definite nutmeg and maybe some cinnamon. Light caramel and dry malt. Almost seemed like an old tobacco character as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
750ml bottle from Atom, thanks Adam! Pours a deep red-brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is fresh ginger and a pleasant malt sweetness. Maybe a touch of honey and a light spice as well. Flavor is similar. A good amount of fresh ginger, but well balanced with a nice, light-medium malt sweetness. Touches of bread, a bit of a floral note, and a hint of honey towards the end as this finishes with a light spicing and bitterness balanced with a clean malt sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, not a lot of complexity to this one, but really well balanced and extremely easy drinking. Very nice ginger note throughout with a light spicing and a touch of honey to add to the pleasant malt backing. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Reddish attractive appearance. A bit of a nutmeg nose on this one. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Big bottle. Can’t detect ginger in the nose or taste. More cinnamon and maybe allspice. Subtle favors. Light for 7%. Not bad. Dark red with a big tan head. Murky. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2099) - 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, I’m not a ginger fan, but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2012
On tap at Groveland Yap, nice dark ruby pour with a frothy white head. Big intense aromas of ginger as well as flavor, kind of weird but kind of interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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