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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (16482) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 29/01/16. Golden orange with a decent off White covering. Nose is caramel, light spice, cream soda, candied fruit rinds. Taste comprises more candied fruit, light spice, caramel wafer - delivers little for the ABV. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Average stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18082) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours mostly clear dark gold with a creamy, off-white head. The nose holds lightly toasted malts, spices, touches of wood. Medium sweet flavour with mellow cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, more toasty malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet on the finish, lightly sugary, with more cinnamon and gingerbread. Tasty enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4385) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 23, 2016
Draft: Poured a caramel orange with a white head. Aroma is hops and spice. Taste is similar with lots of nutmeg, cinnamon spice, earthy hops, warming malts, very festive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10447) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2016
On tap @ brewpub during RateBeer weekend, January 2016. Lightly hazy, golden orange appearance with a white head. Spicy aroma with vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, and orange citrus. Orange Creamsicle flavor with a lot of citrus, vanilla, and a bit of nutmeg is noticeable. Kinda like a soda. Ok.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with no head. The aroma is nutmeg and spice. Light mouthfeel with nice spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, fruity malt, light finish, decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Draft at the brewpub, served in a flight. Pours a clear orange with a small white head that settles into a ring. Like a liquid gingerbread cookie, with nutmeg, cinnamon, cracker, wheat, brown sugar, and a bit of dried and dark fruits. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, sweet, mildly spicy mouthfeel. It’s okay.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/29/16] Draught at Marin Brewing in Larkspur. Clear amber. Spicy aroma with nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel. Sweet and spicy flavor with caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5541) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thick white head. Aroma is really spicy, hoppy, lots of vanilla. Very vanilla flavor, tons of vanilla, light spice, hoppy finish. Palate is med bodied with med-light carbonation. Definitely strange, but I thought it was a pretty nice experiment.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VsXsV (3874) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
Draught at Marin Brewing Company. Clear deep golden liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of spices, light smoke, light citrus and grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of spices and toast. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4073) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Draft. Moderate vanilla and cinnamon. Some allspice and clove. Not much hop character in aroma. Taste is like licking a Christmas candle. At least it isn’t full of spruce. Meh.


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