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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle shared by Dak. Hmmm. Pours a hazy warm orange gold and has a weird almost off-putting aroma that reminds me of pedio but it’s not, it’s a sharp strange and unripe aroma that makes me wince. Fizzy mouthfeel. I like the flavors only slightly better than the aromas, although it did grow on me as I drank it. Has some fruitiness. As it warmed I enjoyed it more, the flavors mellow and the soft malt comes out of its shell. The spices are overpowering and incongruous and the nutmeg (and mace) are distinctly in the way. Odd brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy apricot color with a small bubbly white head. Aroma has lots of ginger(odd), orange, yeast and light aroma of hops. Flavor has more of the ginger flavor, tart apples, spides, yeast and citrus. I don’t get this beer. The muted hops, odd spices, and level of malts just dont add up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3859) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Not bad, but it’s missing something. Lighter in color than most holiday beers, a cloudy orangish. Citrusy west coast hops on the aroma with some spice. Subdued west coast hoppiness on the flavor, definitely not enough to include "hoppy" in the name. Slight holiday spices, again not enough. Some yeast and sweet pale/caramel malt. Medium-bodied. Not awful, but just like everyone always tells your girlfriend, "You can do better."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Poured from bottle a darker blonde with medium sized white head. Aromas of citrus and spice with a vegetale taint. Flavor is mildly sweet with vanilla, corriander and nutmeg most notable followed by malt without much bitter. Palate is slightly sweet and spicy, with a malty full mouthfeel and ends a bit powdery. Overall, not bad. The spices blend nicely but with hoppy in the name I was looking for a few of those. I would drink a few at the holidays but not more than that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Pours with a small, off-white head and a hazed orange body. Head fades and leave a bit of lacing. Aroma of coriander, mace, orange, caramel, alcohol and a sort of mineral note. Taste is overly spices with candied oranges and an astringent wheat and yeast note. Fizzy and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
22oz bottle. pours hazed gold white head. nose of spice and coriander. flavor same, yeasty, gross.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2008
This just didn’t work for me. Nice spicy aroma, but must say that the name "hoppy" does not apply here. It’s all sweetness and fruity spices. A bit cloying for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle from Valley Wine in Davis, CA. This brew was an odd mix of hops and holiday spice, which didn’t really go. It was a good beer, but no where near what I’m used to. Eh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10406) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
Cloud amber with medium white head. Sourish aroma with notes of sour milk. Sour flavour with lacto and yeasty notes. Sourish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle from a wine shop in Davis, CA. Maybe we got a bad bottle. Seemed a little flat and not much flavor. Maybe a little bit of the typical holiday spice, but lacked the hoppiness that is stated in the name. Average attempt.

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