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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1962) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1082) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle from Amy! Clear dark brown pour, light, thin lasting head and an aroma of sweet (but not overpowering) fresh ginger. Flavor is nutty caramel, mellow ginger & clove and finished a bit sweet. Decent and worth picking up at least once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6971) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1908) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
December 15, 2012 on tap at brewery. Orangish brown pour with head and lacing. Malt, spice and honey in aroma. Taste was consistent with aroma, very nicely balanced for a holiday ale not too much spice and finished with sweetness from the honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 22/1/13)
Spices, resin, and earthy aromas. Pours a hazy dark red-brown color with a thick and frothy off-white head. Taste is slightly sweet and slightly tart, with a warm boozy finish. Medium bodied, thin texture, and a soft carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1759) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish with a strong ginger nose. Flavor is ginger, other spicesand malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6164) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1184) - St. Paul, 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 John’s Italian Night Club sub sandwich. Not sure if that’s 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 isn’t too bad, and it grew better as it warmed up.

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