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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3671) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3013) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Local Belmont bottle. This was pretty nice overall. Maybe a little heavy and darker than expected. The ginger really added some spice to it as well. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours dark reddish brown with tan head. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, bananas and some other spices. Lots of brown sugar and and caramel flavors with some spices. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Peter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4653) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerNutBob (10) - - DEC 28, 2012
Enjoyed this although it is on the light side for an ale. Nice combination of spices.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (597) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Gifted. Malt and light hop presence. A little bitter, pretty sweet. Spice and cinnamon/sugar. Pine, ginger definitely. Not bad. Good winter ale, could be a session beer, but the sweetness is too much for me

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Smells of caramel, roses. Tastes of sweet malt, some spicy hints, nutty. Not much going on.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1416) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a filmy, off-white head. Aroma has a lot of brown malt to it, ginger and a nose similar to oranges with clove pushed into them for the holiday season. Flavor has a very strong ginger kick to it to start. Malt comes in light as a whole with a mild orange and spicy kick late. Body is a bit light but it’s heavy enough to hold the flavors. Overall the spices aren’t overpowering but the ginger is pretty strong and is the most prevalent flavor in the brew. It doesn’t combine very well with other spices present, creating a slightly off putting flavor.


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