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RATINGS: 72   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle… Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. There’s not a whole lot going on, aroma-wise, as I can barely pull anything up from the glass – maybe a bit of caramel, toffee, plum and date. Light to medium-bodied with barbed carbonation. Decently balanced; leans ever so slightly on the sweet side. Finishes crisp and mildly sweet. Bottle courtesy of mgumby10!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
bottle malty nose with caramel and toasted nut Pours dark amber color with a medium creamy egg shell color head. This beer really didnt have a specific taste overall a good drinking beer. This beer was from my hometown

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Draft. Pours red amber with a thin head. Malty aroma with some background spices. The flavor malty, almost like rye malty but not quite, with spices. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
whartonbrewer (39) - San Franciso, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
A great beer that was a pleasure to drink. Well balanced with a soft, gentle quality. One of those great beers that marries malts and hops in one perfect glass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2009
12oz, bonus via trade with someone a little while back. Pours orange and tan ring. Nose is sweet and syrupy. Taste is sweet and just ok, a bit soapy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Felsenbrau (19) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2009
12 oz bottle. Sampled 2/02/2009. Pours mostly clear brownish copper colour with vanishing head but enduring lacing. Smell of soap, alcohol, spices, (roses?). Taste of dark chocolate, straw, soap, enduring bitter finish. Moderately thick mouthfeel. Not my faviorite "winter ale", but would probably buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2008
12 oz bottle **Summary** - Every time I make a trip to Cincinnati I pick up a few singles of Moerleins. They make some decent beers but nothing I would pick up a sixer of. This one was as I expected - solid but not spectacular and worth the $1.50 I paid. **Aroma / Appearance** - A thin layer of whitish head floated to the top. Below was a copper brown body with lots of carbonation. Nutmeg, cinnamon, malt, and a handful of other spices melded into a sharp and mildly sweet nose. The total package was a bit like graham crackers with honey drizzled on top. **Flavor / Palate** - Somewhat on the thin side it was very drinkable. Borderline sessionable I could imagine drinking a few of these in a night if it were not for the sweetness. Graham crackers, honey, ginger snaps and nutmeg trade off appearances before a dry bready finish. It is nothing special in the grand scheme of things but a nice change at this time of year.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Soft, soapy, ale-y aroma that I really liked. Interesting label. Dark, clear, tea-colored red-brown. A roasty, tart ale with light astringency. Someplace between an American brown ale and a Brit pale ale. Mouthy, but not too thick. Roast bittering builds. A pithy/starchy, gelatinized backend with a slightly roasted finish. There is a little bit of a lack of cohesiveness, it’s a bit sewn-together but overall, this is an excellent beer for the price -- it’s interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5542) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors. 12 oz bottle. Medium copper, light white head. Toffee-like aroma, hints of root beer. Flavor has some toffee accents, some baked brown bread and a faint mention of licorice. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Decent cold November night companion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Pours a dark amber in color with a nice inch of frothy head. Head quickly recedes to a ring around the top of the glass. Smell is spice and malty. There is a definite "winter" scent in this beer. Almost a mint and pine smell. Smells refreshing. Taste is more hops than I was expecting. This is a good beer. Nice crisp mouthfeel. Just may be my favorite offering from Moerlein.


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