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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
brownish color thin tan head w/ ok lacing. Aroma is spiced nutmeg & cinamon hints of pumkiny smell and a bit warm alcohol. Palate is nicely carbonated fairly well coated. Flavor has a light smoked flavor to it nice carmel malt hints of pumkin pie filling, nutmeg and cinamon. Pretty decent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Clear coppery brown. Thin head. Nice spicy aroma... nutmeg/pumpkin based and light scotch whisky flair and a slight citrus edge. Nice balanced spice/citrus/sweet body... some nutmeg/pumpkin, slight orange, and brown sugar. Good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Clear brown body, thin tan head. Varied but enjoyable flavor: brown sugar, mint, coriander, pine needles. The flavor has light brown sugar malt under orange peel, coriander, and nutmeg-like spice. The orange lends a refreshing fruitiness to the beer. Quite nice, the mouthfeel is a bit thin though.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Has a dark amber color, with a thin layer of brown head. Aroma is malty. Has a kind of roast, almost burnt flavor. Kind of a thin body, wittle little carbonation. Overall, itís OK, but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Trade via MullMan. (freebie). The beer pours to a dark amber body with a thin whitish head. The color looks real nice, but there isnít much else there. The aroma smells like a pumpkin beer. Weird. I was expecting a spiced ale (for XMas). The beerís flavor is malty with a fully rich and creamy mouthfeel but has this weirdness to it on the finish. Has some melanoids in it. Caramel and toasted malts. Lightly spicy. Gingerbread. I donít mind the flavor. Itís just that it smells like one thing, is listed as another, and tastes like yet another. Pretty basic if you ask me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2392) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Good sized head of pretty dense bubbles. Light carbonation. Settles very nicely. Light malty aroma with spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger) Color is sort of a port wine color. Very impressive actually. Malty and slightly sweet with just enough spices to make it interesting. Mellow yet flavorful. Litltle bit of dark fruit comes out as it warms. Medium bodied. Some molasses and a hint of coffee. Finish is smooth and a little dry. Nice alcohol warming. I like this stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2005
aroma is light molasses, gingerbread, and grassy sour hop. smells like a pumpkin ale. color is ruby amber, dark and clear. head is dense foamy light tan. flavor starts watery, goes to a little caramel malt, but quickly shifts to watery grassy bitter hop like licorice root, not the candy. oh well, better than coal!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2005
This is more in line with how I wished the Coors Christmas Ale had tasted. Very dark, almost no light passing through. Aroma of spices. Taste of spices. Near to some pumpkin brews but lacking the actual pumpkin. Good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Very dark red. Nearly looks like a stout. No head. Mulled red wine aroma with cinnamon, nutmeg and coffee. Thin in body. Musky spice flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Dark brown with just a tan ring for a head. Aroma is good though with all sorts of spices. Taste is another story sadly. Zippy and dull with flavors of pumpkin and molasses. Thanks go out to Lou18 for the brew.


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