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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 208   ABV: 6.95%
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A WINTER WARMER GIFT FOR THE SEASON

You’ve discovered Moerlein Christkindl - a Winter Warmer inspired by the German spirit of Holiday gift-giving. Unwrap this large malt-bodied ale with the essence of chocolate sweetness. The balanced hop finish creates a subtle spice flavor sure to excite your taste bud and bring you that cozy, warm feeling for those crisp, wintry nights. Share the warmth and enjoy the perfect brew for the season with the gift of Moerlein Christkindl Winter Ale.

30 IBU, Reddish-Brown Color, OG 17.1


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Courtesy of Exiled. Clear copper red color/ tan head. Vegetal, salty, gark bread aromas. medium bodied. Lightly sweet caramel, roasted nuts, canned vegetable flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. My first beer from this brewery. The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is grass and some toffee, not really what I was expecting in this beer but not too bad. The flavor is similar, with a few differences. I get a lot of toffee and caramel malt, along with some grassy hops. The flavor is pretty sweet overall. For a beer dubbed “winter warmer,” I was expecting some sort of spicing in the beer which I don’t get. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. OK, but not very complex and not too exciting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, raisins, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, earth, light cocoa, and some bread.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle courtesy exiled. Clear orange color with amber tints. Little carbonation. Aroma is woody with some body odor notes. Musty and old. Flavor is a bit sweet with some older elements. Musty flavor as well. Finishes a bit sweet with some maltedness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6029) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle:   Bright fiery caramel, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Dull caramel malty nose, low/subtle spices.   A little vegetal on the tongue, otherwise sweet maltiness with some caramel.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Dull vegetal caramel on the finish.   This one was from last year.   A little over the hill me thinks.   Fresh might be more interesting.   Thanks Clint for sharing!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Dark plum, wet oxidized wood. Pale amber, strong creamy head. No real depth here, comes off like a strong amber, don’t get what I would call any ’old ale’ character. Little cinnamon in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Draft at tapping party at Christy’s Rathskellar. Dark amber color, unassuming aroma, tan head that slowly diminished with good lacing, sweet, well rounded malt flavor that thankfully wasn’t too heavy on the spices (a common problem with winter/Christmas beers). Much better than I remember it from when it was first introduced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2010
12 ounce bottle courtesy of alexdad06. Thanks! Pours a clear copper with a thin offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, citrus hops. Taste is toasted malts, caramel, green apple, spice, hoppy finish. Medium bodied, smooth and tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Bigg’s in Hyde Park. Pours a nice clear copper color with an inch-thick white head. Aroma of caramel malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, hops, and floral notes. Flavor was sweet and lightly spiced, with honey, caramel malts, the same spices as above and maybe a little pepper to boot, and gingerbread. Light bodied, and too watery and thin on the palate- could have used some more body. Decent winter brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Nose is spicy, somehwat reminiscent of a hefe but the color is a pale amber and completely clear w/ a giant foamy head that wanes to a quarter inch of tight bubbles. Palate is very pleasant and creamy w/ a perfect amount of carbonation. Unfoturanetely, this is kind of hard to reconcile w/ the metallic bitterness in the finish.


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