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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottled. Poured clear medium amber with a wispy off-white head. The aroma picked up redder fruity notes with a little biscuity character beneath.. spicy and earthy accents initially, with some pine resin and citrus showing as it warmed up a bit.. smelled a little too skewed toward the sweets. The flavor found sticky-sweet honey and bready malts at the core, with pepper-accented fruit, pine, and earthy bitterness around.. quite bitter and assertive by the end.. not all that enjoyable. Medium-bodied with just OK feel and flow through the palate.. it was drinkable, but I really don’t need another.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6511) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very hazy dark amber orange with an off-white head. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy with pine and grass notes and an nice undertone of grainy malts. Flavor begins malty with grain and bread notes and become hoppy throughout with a pine note.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of earth, roses, breaddy. Tastes of caramel, rosey, some sweet citrus notes, floral finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6286) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
Draft sample at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival 2012. Pours a weird greenish-brownish-copper color with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, earthy hops, bitter dark chocolate, toasted brown sugar, and earth. The flavor also has some bitterness from the chocolate, earth, and hops, along with some toasty caramel and sugars that dry up at the end. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Unusual beer but I liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6088) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
12 oz. thanks clint! pours a hazy medium amber with a loose and pillowy tan head. big sharp toast and marmalade nose, very forward and powerful. creamy medium body eith lively carb. toast, caramel, and blood orange mid palate. long resiny blood orange finish. yum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2011
6/25/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie. Mostly clear amber/red pour with a big fluffy khaki head that laces quite a bit. Slightly fruity and malty, bitter, caramel aroma. Sweet, caramelly, malty flavor with bitter hops, sweet tea, and more. Not bad!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Draught at the Alamo Drafthouse - Village, Austin, Oct. 19. Pours a deep amber with an average size long-lasting foamy off-white head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma has a good amount of fruity and spicy hops along with some fruit, caramel malt and a hint of spice. Flavour is fruity, hoppy and quite spicy and has a good bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not sure what style this is supposed to be but it’s pretty darn good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Another Texan goes down at the tasting. This was a nice brew. Pours a cloudy amber color with a huge foamy head, almost pink colored. The aroma is sweet, fruity, light fruity hops. The flavor is very nice; rich hops, spicy and light naturally fruity flavors, earthy, toasted malts, slightly hot. A very nice example of a English Strong Ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5793) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2010
I really wanted to like this more but it fell middle of the road for me.. basic gold, medium foam .. . light bitterness with a slightly unbalanced sweetness thrown in .. Ever go out for cheeseburgers and beer? The amusing house wine?


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