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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A new brown ale on steroids! Kissed with hints of cinnamon, spice and oranges to warm those cold winter nights.

Grains: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Brown, Vienna, Chocolate
Hops: Ahtanum


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Big hoppy citrus nose. The spice didn’t show much, but the malts were roasty enough to give it a light holiday feel. Pours dark mahogany.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
darkest brown, palest tan head. clear when you hold it to the light. aroma is faint, there’s a bit of sweetbread there. great dark roasted flavor without being heavy in the mouth. finishes sweet like a baltic porter. i heard that they aren’t spicing this beer anymore, the category should be changed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2008 Light brown with medium head. Light toasted caramel malt with some honey, cinnamon, vanilla and citrus. Moderate sweetness with a bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2007
On draft at the brewery. Pours a clear reddish amber with an off-white head. Spice in the nose and taste. Nice, but not the best beer from this brewer.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Knowing the brewery’s size, it’s very possilbe the kegs have some descrepency, but the beer I was poured at the (favorite) Parkway tavern in Tacoma was nearly undrinkable. Flat pour with no head, little aroma other than an astringent cold spiciness and a dull mahogony color. Thick over-the-top portions of nutmeg or all-spice, with no real solid malt to smooth things out. I definitely need to give this a second try, but I’ll be very cautious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
Tap at the Archer Ale House :Brown, large tan head. Lightly spiced malt nose.Malt palate has cinnamon and a light spice.Enjoyable!!


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