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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our traditional Christmas Ale, brewed with Pale, Wheat, Munich and Dextrine malts and hopped with Magnum and Styrian Goldings varieties. Delicately spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and pure vanilla extract.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jhackmeister (11) - Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2014
A very interesting brew. The pour is dark orange with a big, bright white head that sticks around and laces nicely. The aroma is lacking but a faint whiff of tropical hops is accompanied by some orange peal. First you get a nice malt and hop balance on the palate, but the finish of orange and vanilla confuses you a bit. Overall a nice one and done beer for the holiday season.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdavidh (146) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Nice color with a lightly spicy and floral nose. Surprising flavor - great spiciness reminds me of old world gruut beer spices. Quite a bit of orange too. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1128) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
This beer is interesting in that it confused the palate, going in so many directions. Can almost feel a pale ale edge to it, then it turns into more of a winter warmer with its spice notes. The aroma isnít very good though, would have liked spices, hops, or malts more upfront. The vanilla aftertaste, especially as it warms, is strange. Not bad, but strange. Seems out of place.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours golden brown with a small head that recedes quickly. Nose is heavy spice, cloves, ginger and cinnamon. Dark fruits marry in with the spice to create and clone of a fruitcake. The taste is sweet, but loses sweetness to dullness momentarily before transitioning to a small bitter finish. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is light and finish is long.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Its kind of like drinking a xmas candle. Light body. Light amber pour with thin white head. Lots of herbal notes, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla. Pine. Oily finish. Not a fan of this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark copper with a quickly subsided head.

Aroma: Dried cranberry, plum, honey, holly berry, cinnamon. Basically a holiday yankee candle.

Taste: Honey like malt, baked apples and cinnamon. Nutmeg and hop spice. Alcohol well hidden. Touch of ginger. Finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: Full mouthfeel. Prickly carbonation.

Overall: Nothing hoppy about this beer, but very much "holidaze."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2586) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
10 Jan 2012, bottle. med gold, clear, some steady bubbles, foamy head that fades immediately. not really smelling the hops over the spices. Very sweet and malty. lots of nutmeg. iíd probably try this as a thanksgiving ale instead of a christmas ale. med body, a little creamy, and a bit fizzy. not a huge fan. unfortunately iíve got a big bottle to drink! light caramel malt, some cinnamon and nutmeg with an odd spice that adds a weird flavor. thereís a drying finish that fades fast.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thisis12ptfont (831) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Aroma is earthy/piney hops with a light citrus. Appearance is a spectacular gold with a thin foam top. Taste is very sweet malts with small hops present. The finish is very sweet vanilla and caramel with a small wheat like aftertaste. Overall, for a beer named hoppy holidaze, there sure isnít a whole lot of hop. Mainly malty with other subtle tastes of wheat and citrus. Iíd give this a D+ rating.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Well I bought this because it was 3.50, and for that price I was not disappointed. Pours like a pale ale. Aroma is not overtly spicy which I found surprising considering the list of ingredients. Flavor and aroma remind me of several of Alaskan breweries beers, most notably the summer kolsch and amber. Has that fruity hint common to both beers. The spice is slightly present in the flavor, but this drinks like a estery pale ale. Nice and easy to drink for the alcohol, but not your typical spicy winter beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (1798) - USA - NOV 19, 2011
Aroma of cinnamon,nutmeg, spices.... Cloudy orange in color... Flavor is citrusy malts with notes of spices, fairly light body.... Interesting beer, not my favorite, prefer the darker holiday beers...


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