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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Our traditional Yuletide ale, Kris Kringle holiday ale, has been standardized to avoid the huge variations in the consistency of spicing in previous releases. This year's concoction is a medium-bodied, amber-colored, innards-warming winter ale spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. Starts pouring November Grains: Pale Ale Malt; Caravienne; Great Western Crystal; Scotmalt Chocolate Hops: Bittering: Chinook; Aroma: Tettnanger Spicing: Varies by year Specifications: Original Gravity: 1.060; Terminal Gravity: 1.013; Alcohol by Weight: 4.8%


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Draught. Poured deep red with thin white head. Aroma of spice and ginger. Gingery and peppery flavour. Lasting peppery finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
The thing I like about this xmas beer is that it doesn’t have too much of the spice flavors, actually, it hardly has any at all. It’s mostly just a robust red ale with a tiny bit of cinnamon. Smooth finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Pours a perfect holiday pint of full amber- bodied ale with a crisp, albeit, quickly fading head. Mild, pleasant warm spice aroma. Cinnamony flavor with other spices in the background.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Draught @ John Barleycorns: Thick hazy amber, moderate off-white foamy head, clingy lacing. Soft malt aroma, oddly enough a little cheese and horseblanket. Otherwise very non-descript. Malty on the tongue, slight sweetness, but not very spicy as the description suggests. Smooth overall, low hop profile, moderate body and mouthfeel. Clean finish, comes across as a heftier Amber Ale. Not that special, otherwisea fairly decent sessionable beer.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3775) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
Hazy dark amber,beige head. Lightly spiced malt nose. Spices blend to create a piney juniper taste.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This was decent but a little too spicy. Decent malt background, subdued hops and an overabundance of cinnamon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2005
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of holiday spices (cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg). Flavor of mild hops and winter spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2005 Update: I tried this at the Broadway McMenamins and this beer was so much better. The spice really jumped out on this keg, lots of ginger bread tastes, cinnamon, and some sweeter malts upfront. I don’t know why the High St. Pub had such a bad batch of this. On tap at the High St. Mcmenamins. Pours a dark mahogany red with a tall soft beige head. Aroma is very light malty, a bit toasty with just the faintest of spices, not really much there. Taste starts with just a quick nutty malt, then finishes with unbalanced bitterness, not very hoppy, just bitter, and a faint tartness. This brew was rather fruity, but very watery and unimpressive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Cloudy amber. Mellow palate, soft spiced apples and cinnamon on top of some orange and pear. Sweet cherry aroma. Lacking depth and excitement.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Not one of my favorite seasonals from up here in the NW, pretty hoppy, but watered down and unremarkable.


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