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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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%


2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12470) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Clear amber with scant white head. Not much aroma. Big hops throughout, nice body and mouthfeel. Some spice, possibly coriander and orange peel. Bitter finish. Best brew of a disappointing session.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11273) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Draft in the Clackamas pub. Slightly spiced, lightly roasted malt aroma (spiced brown ale). Brown color. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. Mild Xmas spices, maybe a ginger note over smooth brown ale. Finish is a little harshly roasted malt with some sharpish spice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8110) - 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
5000 (6298) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap at the always fun Imbre Hall. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head, some ruddiness to the appearance. The aroma is fresh fruity hops and spices. The flavor mirrors this with lots of hops and lighter spices, a medium malt balance with chocolate and pale malt. Pretty nice, very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5872) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Clear dark amber color/ beige head. Tea leaf, spicy hop, toasted caramel aromas. medium bodied. Lightly sweet, toasted spicy caramel flavors with tea leaf, woody hops, nicely bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Pint – McMenamins Mill Creek – Mill Creek, WA – Nice hoppy flavor good brown color and malts where well balanced. This finishes dry and has a light earthy flavor. The spices where noticeable and not overwhelming this was a well brewed beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4153) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Tap... Poured a dark ruby with a thin head. Spicy malt aroma. Pretty mellow palate, pretty good combination of hops, malt and all the Christmas-sy spices that are in there, which makes you warm right up. You can really taste the Ginger and the alcohol is very subtle but it adds to that warmth. I’d have to say, this is more impressive than I thought.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
1/2/08 @ Old Saint Francis School in Bend, with Bikesandbeer and his Girlfriend Jesse. Lunch before driving to Sacramento via Mt. Shasta. 7th Brewery of the trip. Pours cloudy orange with a bright white ring. Nose is spiced. Taste is sweet and overall interesting.


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