Red Rock Griswald’s Big Holiday
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2011
500 mL bottle purchased at brewery - pours an absolutely crystal clear yellow/gold color with medium sized pure white head. Aroma has light caramel as well as notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of cloves and orange peel. Flavor has a light malt backbone, with notes of honey and candied ginger. Finish is just to the sweet side of balanced. This is overall just decent - although I don’t get quite as a slap in the face from the spices as some other seem to have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Spiced (cinnamon, pepper, orange peel... Allspice, maybe?), sweet malt and cherry-like fruit character. Biscuit flavor in finish--which goes well with the spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle:   Copper hued amber, clear, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Spicy nose, seems like nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove.   Reminds me more of a Autumn/Pumpkin like offering.   On the tongue it has the same spices, very pumpkin like, with a bit of mealiness to bring up the rear.   Its like a heavy spiced Pumpkin beer followed by an American Tripel of sorts.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, yet it does have a little heftiness on the tongue.   Backside shows a little bit of alcohol, but its not hot.   Decent offering.   Still conflicted with the image on the label with the spicing in the bottle.   I would say Imperial Pumpkin meets American Tripel for sure.   Interesting and fairly tasty.   Thanks Dallas for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Poured a clear golden amber color with a nose is mostly of nutmeg and cloves and a touch of maltiness beneath. The taste started big and malty then the spices kick in. Nutmeg and Clove were very pronounced then transitions into a Cinnamon spiciness. The finish was bright and piney.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2651) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 27, 2011
500 ml bottle. Poured a bright copper with thin white head. Aroma of ginger, fruit, cinnamon, caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Sampled at the SLC Holiday Tasting. Clear deep copper pour with a small foamy head. Aroma of caramel malt, ripe fruit, spice and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is slightly sweet and fruity with a hint of holiday spice and a decent warming alcohol kick. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
500ml bottle-thanks Ibrew2or3 Tampa Weekly Gathering @TBBC-pours a white ring for a head and amber color. Aroma is nutmeg/cocoa/roasty-medium malt, some herbal. Taste is nutmeg/cocoa/roasty-medium malt, some herbal/spice hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Cool squat Red Rock half liter bottle courtesy of douglas88. It pours clear brilliant copper with off white head. The aroma is full of varied spices, caramel malts, prunes, peaches, red apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and more spices. Smells spicy heavy. The taste is full of flavor with various winter spices noted in the nose along with some slick sweet malts and mild sweet caramel notes in the background. All these spices don’t seem to want to come together as it seems a bit jumbled to my palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle @ Utah Holiday Tasting: Pours a dark mahogany color with a nice creamy head. The nose is hot with alcohol and lots of spice. Some licorice and clove notes along with a light malt, caramel and medicinal note pair along with the alcohol. The flavor is big and strong, lots going on here but I don’t think it’s balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2010
Bouteille partagée avec Ibrew2or3. De couleur ambre/clair, mousse blanche. Arôme est rempli d’épices; gingembre, cannelle avec un aspect tropical de pelure d’orange. On se réchauffant, je trouve que la bière gagne un coté d’herbe. Palais, ce dernier est aussi adorné d’épices qui vont très bien avec la saison et ces bières d’hiver. Le tout se mélange avec un léger côté de malt et caramel tout en gardant une note douce d’orange. Une bonne bouteille à partager, et je peux comprendre comment le niveau d’épices peut par moment devenir un peu écoeurant.

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