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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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1813) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Thanks to Narnad for this bottle. Dark chestnut brown in color with a very large, light tan head that is fizzy yet long-lasting. The ginger aroma was striking, and very noticeable as soon as I opened the bottle. After I poured the beer, and let it breathe a little bit, I got notes of cocoa nibs, gingerbread, fresh plums and raisins - a truly nice blend of winter aromas. The juicy plums give a particularly bright aspect to the nose that cuts through the spiciness. Some coffee and earthy hops are the first flavors the greet your tongue, quickly followed by light metallics, anise, baker’s chocolate, bitter orange peel, and graham cracker. Lingering finish has some slight off-putting sweetness that doesn’t work for me and literally left a bad taste in my mouth for what was generally a solid winter ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009

3/12/2008: Mt. Carmel Winter Ale is dark brown, hazy, and has a creamy beige head and solid lacing. The chocolate aroma gives way to flavors of ginger and cinnamon spice along with undertones of oranges. This beer has a medium body, soft mouthfeel, and is slightly dry overall. I enjoyed this Winter beer and hope that they make it again in the future.

Pint (draught) at Dilly Deli in Mariemont, Ohio. Rating #4 for this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 12 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours clear dark brown with a reddish tint and a small off-white head. Aroma of nutmeg, banana, spices, caramel malts, brown sugar, and a little earthy note. Flavor is sweet, with caramel malts, banana, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, spices, and toast. Light-medium bodied, with light carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Pretty good. Re-rate: Better than I remembered. Nice spice-hop-malt balance. Good body, not overly spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 27, 2010
Fruits, light spice, lightly roasted malts in the aroma. Deep reddish brown color. Flavor has a nice amount of spices but they are restrained to a point that makes it a very drinkable beer. Light cinnamon, some nutmeg, molasses, lightly toasted malts, and fruity. Really nice winter beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - 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 it’s not too bad... Good texture, otherwise. Definitely some orange, and other spices. Nice sweet taste. A solid winter ale, very good to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6761) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6021) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3499) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (924) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2012
poured from single 12oz bottle - Not bad: spicy, fresh, even and a bit understated. Mt. Carmel, you are coming along pretty well, keep working on it!


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