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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2006 Draught. Very nice almandine body with a half inch dense/foamy head. Nose-very clean sanitized smell backed up with some aroma hops. Taste-medium bitter in the middle, medium alcohol, papery, a very odd flavor that I can’t quite put my finger on that I can only dexibe as lightly charred wood and paper. Reminds me of burnt grapefruit. A def. burnt fruit taste. Perfect bitterness, good malts an sweetness, but damn-that odd taste reminds me of staleness. Good lacing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Muddy, reddish brown with a fat fine bubbled head. Hoppy cake like aroma with a hint of cheese. Sweet, cookie and malt flavor with some musty hops. Well balanced but the stale hop flavors detract.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Fruity with a slight malt aroma. Med. amber brown off white head good lacing. Malty and some good hop flavor. Nice bouque of fruit. Velvet smooth palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
12oz bottle from Whole Foods. Dark amber body with a slight tan head (that recedes fairly quickly). Malty, toffee aromas combined with bready goodness. Tastes of toffee, caramel, roasted malts and raisin. Thin to medium mouthfeel with a slight to moderate bitter finish. Not as smooth as I would have hoped.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Dark amber. Good head. Good lacing. Straw aroma. Taste of caramel, malt, and hops and then a bitter hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 Bottle from Thirdeye11. Deep red pour with a nice head. Aroma is bread, hops, toffee, and oats. Flavor is honey, toffee, spinach?, malts, and raisins. EDIT: I would leave the same score, but note a definite earthy hop and a little spiciness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Copper pour with white head and good lacing. Aroma is mostly caramel malt. Flavor is very malty but with a strong bitter hop finish. Pretty good but didn’t jump out at me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (584) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle at home, pours dark copper with thin off white head. Aroma is malty, syrup and caramel and a bit of fruit. Taste is malty, semi sweet caramel, a bit of fruit and balanced with a hoppy bitterness. Slightly oily body, medium carbonation. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2008
1-26-08 tap
Clear amber with good head and lacing. Smells of fruity and floral hops and some malt undertones as it warms. Sweet and slightly strange malt flavor. Drinkable and somewhat unique.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2008
A dark beer, with a small amount of tan foam. The brew is amber in color, but dark. It has a smooth hoppy aroma and taste, and is not double bitter despite its name.


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