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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A Winter Belgian Singel - at 5.5% ABV, and 22 IBU, it is spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice. A real treat for the hearty winter explorer who needs some internal fuel now that winter has finally, finally arrived.


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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
edgallow (2342) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2012
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of spice, malts and fruit. Taste of sweet malts and spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Draft at Suttree’s. Clear copper, with a ring of foam. Smells herbal and a wee bit medicinal. Taste is sweet, with a bit of clove and nutmeg. Maybe a bit of cinnamon. Flavors are kinda muted, though. Not a spice bomb.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft at Suttree’s courtesy of Suttree, thank you sir! Clear derp amber color. Caramel aroma. Taste is sweet cocoa.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1181) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Amber color with hardly any head. Aroma is spicy, banana. Taste is spicy banana.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2526) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12 oz bottle purchased at the brewery, poured into a pint glass at home. Copper and clear appearanace with a frothy tan head. Aroma is a blend of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, potpourri, clove, etc. Similar flavor, spiced and malty with notes of Belgian yeast and fruit (pear, apple). Medium body, soft and creamy with ample carbonation. There’s a lot going on, but it comes together and works pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (563) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle. A- Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, spices. A- Dark copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Cinnamon, nutmeg, spices. P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, abrupt finish. O- The bottle calls it an Abbey Ale but this is more like a Winter Warmer to me. Whatever, it’s still good. Packed with lots of cinnamon and spices. I was hoping for a longer finish but it disappeared quite fast. Lucky Bucket did alright here.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_zman (6) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 23, 2013 does not count
Poured from a bottle with a copper color, tons of flavor with almost a hint of sour berry taste, found it very easy to drink and memorable flavor, will buy again!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pint on tap. Clear, shiny new copper color with a lasting film of cream. Mild nose of cinnamon and spicy toffee. Taste is spicy banana, bubblegum, light sour berry, wheat, and earthy spice mix. Near-medium body is well balanced and drinks pretty smooth with an average carbonation level. Pleasantly surprised that this one doesn’t overdo the spices and actually shows a bit of Belgian character.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (2726) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle from Captain Jacks. Pours a stunning amber color, great clarity, and a finger of creamy tan head. Not much head retention or lacing, but overall an attractive pour. The nose is spicy; cinnamon and cloves. A little of the Belgian yeast comes through. Warming and inviting. Soft mouthfeel and subdued in the flavor at first. Probably a little too cold at first… a little rest at room temperature opens up the fruitiness and spices. Finishes well, but does linger on the sweet side. Reminds me of spruce and juniper berries. Not too much emphasis on the spice or yeast. Probably good for those who like a more mellow approach to the style. I find the body to be a bit thin, it gets a little sweet in the tail, and overall would consider this to be a pretty mediocre brew. The great debate would be what style this fits into…

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Clear dark amber pour with light off-white head. Aroma is typical of an abbey - banana, clove and other spices. Taste builds on the banana clove theme with a hint of cinnamon and other spices along with a slight raisiny flavory. Perhaps just a touch too sweet and carbonated for my palate, but an interesting brew.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
A_Train (10) - - DEC 19, 2012
Not very impressive or tasty. Does what it says it is going to do. Spices, Belgian yeast, everything on the label. It's just not my bag I guess. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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