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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
   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2012
12oz bottle - pours amber with thin beige head. Aroma is ginger, orange and base malts. Balanced taste and noticeable. Bitter and dry finish. medium body and thin texture. I think this may well be the last beer I have from this style. Nothing to write home about.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chuckaduck (669) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a dark red-brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is clove, honey, caramel, toffee, floral. Taste is herbal, some honey, some clove, perhaps some coriander (?), and a mild albeit general malt character. A little thin lacing. Syrupy mouth feel. Surprised to see that this was 8% alcohol. My problem with this beer was that there were lots of aromas and flavors missing for me. I missed the ginger and spruce completely. The same with the orange. Overall not bad, but I was looking very forward to those elements. They just werenít there.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2012
The hint of orange peel does not compliment this beer, but rather clashes with the smooth malt. The ginger alone would have been sufficient to add a spice note to this brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Pours deep, almost clear copper/chestnut with a thick, light tan head. Light nutmeg, cinnamon, red cedar aroma. Taste is caramel malt, holiday spices.....ginger. ....itís OK, but has a chalky, medicinal feel to it. Sort of a dusty bitter. So-so.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010

Date: January 01, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, touch of rich candy caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, light spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2275) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Clear amber-brown with a persistent head, lace that slides back into the glass. The taste is a watered down Christmas Ale. Dark caramel malt with lght Christmas spices, no change through the finish, no bittering to speak of (even though it has a little bitterness from the onset). Very average.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2008
growler from Jungle Jims. Flavor is hickory smoke, mild hops, poured over wet wood. The best thing going for it may be the thick malty body, but not much else. Nah.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4203) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Wew, before I rate I see its 8%, now Iím biased. Sweet malty aroma. From a 12 oz brown bottle. Looks like a pretty dark beer in my iceland mug. Aftera few swigs, does not seem to be as high alky as I expected. Has a very nice quarter inch head that does not fade. Taste becomes a little medicine like as the session continues. Though malty, does not seem to be too much alky. I get along ok with this beer. It could be a little less caroub. Finish is just that, a finish; exactly what I want this weather to be. Like the other mount carmel beers Iíve had, on style and a little over the top in personality. Iíve got to say this is not over spiced like so many other winter beers Iíve had. Come on winter, lets get it over with.


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