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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A winter seasonal made with all English Pale & Crystal malts. Hopped with Phoenix, Kent Golding, Challenger, and Target hops in the boil and dry hopped.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Cask, golden brown with slight head, mice malty bitter aroma, flavor shows lots of promise but gets alittle cloying and bitter, nice finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
on cask at ginger man plano with mar. poured a very nice looking gold with an off white head. aroma was awesome with grapefruit, fruity, and spruce. flavor was grapefruit, grass, pine, and caramel. body was slick with no carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4985) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
on cask at gingerman Plano. deep amber with a smooth cream head. bready nose, along with some light smoke. very nice on the palate, thick bready malt flavor with a light roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
on tap at flying Saucer. Pours a dark amber with a large tan head. This one was too cold and could not pick up much aroma. What I did get was malt. Taste was roast malt, nut and grain. Mouthfeel had a slight bitterness to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3969) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2009
(Cask) Cloudy rust color, creamy head. Thick feeling. Small hops flavor but also brings sweet flavors as well. Bitters on the finish but flavors still stand stand strong. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2009
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 (draught) lovely copper color with off white had and lots of lace. Aroma of floral hop, toffee malt and vanilla. Flavor is grassy hops caramel malt. Great body. Lovely ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
On tap. Creamy tan head over a clear auburn body. Great lace and retention. Aroma is fruity and slightly hoppy with toffee notes, leather and vanilla. Taste is oddly fruity, I can’t place it, but I think it is similar to fruit roll ups. Also toffee and coffee. Vanilla and a few currants. Watery mouth. Light bubbles.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4302) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2009
On tap at Uncle Billy’s Brew&Que. The smell is malty, hops, caramel, toasty, citrus, and a little pine. The look is red in color with a nice foamy off white head. The taste is malts, hops, nice bitterness, piney, fruits, and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4112) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
On tap at Uncle Billy’s Brew&Que.Dark amber with a decent off white head. Aroma is fruity with malt and some bubble gum. Taste is spicy and hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Reviewed 3/12/2009 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX): Pours a medium brown colored body, clearish with a big creamy off-white head. Hoppy grapefruity aroma, very bitter and dry smelling. Creamy, hoppy bitter dry taste. Some strawberry maltiness too. Letting it warm up a bit for some more flavor...Some more flavor. Not too bad. Much more flavor. No aftertaste, it just fades.


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