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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This festive ale calls to mind the holiday season with scents of spruce and ginger mingling with the flavors of orange-spiced break and is the perfect complement to a frosty evening.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle purchased as part of a mixed 6 at Kroger Polaris. Pours a clear reddish copper with a medium tan head. Aroma is caramel, ginger, honey and light berry. Malty and caramelly flavor with some pear and ginger character along with some crisp hops before a spicy semi-dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (479) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Aroma: Caramel and chocolate with hints of ginger and cinnamon. Appearance: Dark amber, almost opaque black, with a thick tan head that dissipates quickly. Taste: Light sweetness with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Palate: Medium body, crisp, clean texture, average carbonation, decent finish. Overall: Comes across as a nice spice porter. Not too spiced, but the flavors are there. Itís just a well rounded beer, not mind blowing, but well done and quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
12oz bottle. Nice, mostly hazy mahogany color, a minimal kahki head, leaving a solid row of lace. UNIQUE aroma for the ubiquitous winter ale. Very distinct gingerbread aroma, then some molasses. I like it! Carbonation is bordering on pronounced, but itís not too bad... Good texture, otherwise. Definitely some orange, and other spices. Nice sweet taste. A solid winter ale, very good to drink.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackricci (2) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011 does not count
This Ale from Mt. Carmel pours smooth with a good size, light brown head. Color is medium honey-brown. Mild aromas recall citrus, spice, and maybe some floral hops. Flavor starts out crisp and citrusy, with undertones of nutty malt helping to balance out the acidity of the citrus and hops. No real strong hop character, but the citrus and spice more than makes up for that. A drink finishes smooth with malty, spicy flavors left lingering on the tongue. All in all a good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrison (777) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Purchased from Remke/Biggs at Glenway Crossing in Cincinnati, Ohio - Alright, this one pours a dark mahogany hued brew with a light tan head of foam and an allspice/malt aroma. Tastewise, this is a fine Winter beer, with many spice and fruit complexities to the flavor! The bodyís a tad light, but so it goes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3505) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Mahogany colored beer with a short lived beige head. Sweet malty nose. Flavors of light cinnamon, ginger, orange peel with a tongue tingling pine in the finish. Tastey seasonal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2011
bottle, thanks to exiled, amber color with white foam, aroma and flavor of cinnamon and spicy pumpkin with some malt, decent finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (5870) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Courtesy of Exiled. Clear carmel color/ no head. Sour fruit, sweet spicy carmel aromas. medium bodied with average co2. Toasted carmel flavors with mildly astringent winter spices.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5781) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is very one dimensional and is very heavy on the toffee. I donít get anything else. The flavor is toffee, caramel and chocolate. I was expecting some spices in the beer and I donít get any. Still, the flavor is pretty nice and the beer is easy to drink. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of spruce, gingerbread, cinnamon, and caramel. Flavor of ginger, caramel malt, orange peel, nuts, and spruce with a moderately bitter finish.


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