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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
bottle thanks to exiled. poured a deep amber with a cream head. nose is yeast, spices, fruits, and malts. nice on the palate, faint spices and bready malt for the flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3745) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle courtesy exiled. Clear reddish orange color. Roasted caramel notes. Some sweetness with Ginger on the nose. Flavor is sweet with a spice that cuts through the air. Spiced.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2010
12 oz bottle from Belmont Party Supply, Dayton, OH. Poured a nice amber/red color. Nice flavor for a seasonal beer. I probably should have had it a bit colder then what I did. Good herb flavors. Nice winter beer. Mt. Carmel has a few good offerings out there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle from Phaleslu- Dark amber pour, has a thin tan ring of head. Nose of caramel, molasses, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and rye bread. This is a sweet beer and sort of reminds me of a dark pumpkin ale. The flavour profile has lots of spice and rye bread qualities, molasses,toast, some dark fruits, and mild bitterness from hops. Medium bodied, sweet finish that has some bitterness lingering. A nice treat. Thanks Peter!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @OTH Thanks Markwise-12oz bottle-pours a light tan ring for a head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium malt-toffee. Taste is medium malt-toffee, some earthy hops. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
Courtesy of markwise. Pours deep dark amber with thin off white head. The aroma is a bit spicy with cinnamon and winter spices to go along with graham cracker, some caramel and breadiness. The taste has lots of winter spices (mostly cinnamon) followed by sweet malts and a thin layer of malt roastiness. This is a decent enough mild winter brew but not really equipped to deal with a real winter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2010
Pours dark brown with reddish tints. Aroma is of ginger, sweet malt, nutmeg, and alcohol. Taste is like a liquid gingerbread man with a hint of alcohol. Real nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2010
Extra from trade with phaleslu...thanks! Brown pour, small off white head. Burned caramel, vegetal notes, herbs and a bit of booze on the nose. Flavor is full of caramel, buchwheat pancakes and a very light bitter finish. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
Extra from trade with phaleslu. Pours dark caramel amber brown with a tan head. Nose is caramel, spice, malt, and brown sugar. Flavor is similar with malt, spice, and molasses. Medium body and pretty nice overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2010
courtesy of markwise. pours amber, off-white head. Aroma light spices, malty caramel character. Found the aroma to be a little lacking, though the taste made up for it. Flavors, got a lot of nice winter spices, cinnamon, some caramel/toffee, chocolate. Lingering roasted malts, good balance with a mild caramel finish.


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