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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Timed to coincide with the holiday season, a very special lager is brewed with honey, oranges, and spices. This beer uses two pounds of honey per pound of malt in its brew, making it an exceptional fortified holiday specialty beer which will keep for years. The spices and hops balance the sweetness of the honey and malt to give this lightly hopped beer its perfect flavor.
Alcohol ABV varies from 9.5% to 11% each year


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geologyguy (705) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Wish it actually had slightly less alcohol because it actually overwhelms the wonderful taste! Smooth, creamy, milky delightful...great! drink quickly!!! gets harsh with warmth

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours a very slightly hazy red, with very little head. Aromas are banana and nutmeg, some orange, and honey. Cool! Taste is a bit boozy (for a second), followed by a light caramel flavor, more banana and spices, with a solid chunk of orange zest in the finish, along with some more booze. Delightful.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markducommun (224) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Dark red brown. No head. Nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses. Sweet with a small amount of bitterness. Alcohol is apparent and upfront, heavy body. Fairly straightforward, but tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7729) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft. Boozy caramel malt aroma (a bit medicinal while it was cold). Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet orange-caramel malt and bourbon flavor. Very smooth and nice. One of the better Christmas beers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12/06/13 trade from Jamil. Yummy cent of cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweet honey. Decently dark pour for a lager with a nice head. Medium silky feel. Cinnamon, nutmeg flavor melding I to sweet honey, fruity notes. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1327) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Shared. Pours a mahogany color with off white head. Nice spice aroma with oranges and honey and clove and cinnamon. Flavor is more of the same very smooth and mellow. Alcohol hidden well. Oranges and clove are predominant in the flaovr with the honey undertones. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1496) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours a deep mahogany color with a fairly small head and nominal lacing. Aroma of honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of fruit. Taste is fairly sweet with honey, cinnamon and some fruity sweetness. Just a trace of bitterness and a sweet sticky finish. Medium body, smooth and with a nice balance. Was expecting a overly sweet holiday beer but is actually quite enjoyable with the ABV very well hidden. Nice beer to celebrate the holidays with.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1408) - Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle - good size foamy head, dark brown color, definite cinnamon and clove aroma and flavor, sweet malt/honey backbone, can't pick up much orange though - not bad for a holiday spice kind of beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Pours dark ruby almost brown. Opaque lacing tan head. Aroma is full of christmas charm. Apples, cinnamon, orange, and a bit of nutmeg pervade. Moderately to heavy sweet with a crisp finish. Medium body and a slight tinge of alcohol near the end. I love christmas!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Warm inviting spices over caramel. Brown with a minimal head. Sweet with warming spices. Medium bodied with a sweet finish.


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