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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Our Christmas ale begins a new holiday tradition. Hopped with Chinook for pine aromas and spiced with Ginger and orange peel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (2069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
The spice level was very appropriate. Boozy tasting for the strength. Hops did well with the spice and didn’t distract or compete. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RSRIZZO (1902) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2015
12oz can (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 40°. Color is a deep hazy amber with good carbonation and a rocky off white head. Aroma of toffee and fresh hops. It has a medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is dried fruits, toffee and citrus backed by a nice bitterness. After taste is orange zest and spice. Overall this is a very good holiday brew with easy drinking bold flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Mahogany pour with a brown head. Aroma is Christmas spices. Taste is nutmeg, citrusy. Ok beer. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
can. Brown with one finger head. Malty warmer style. Quite a bit of ginger and some other spice as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1513) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
FIstmas is a red copper clear brew with a head of tiny tan bubbles. The aroma is pine needle hops and just a bit of caramel sweetness. Taste is just a bit of decent roasted malt, then a nice hit of nutmeg and a few other spices that resolve into just a touch of hop bitterness at the end. The texture is fluid and just a bit lively. a very nice version of a winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1321) - Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Color is a sunset red, clear, white cap with spotty lace. Some fruit and candy caramel aroma, almost candycane , minty. sweetish with fruit notes. Taste is same, with a bit of dry alcohol. Malty mostly with sweet fruit tones.Ginger and orange probably but kind of an unidentifiable spices thing.Peppery and orange like I guess. Not big on holiday ales but pretty good for one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Can thanks to malec2626. Deep Amber with a brown head. Heavy hops and spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - DEC 24, 2014
Look: pours a dark Amber. Off white head. Very clear. Smell: slight pine. Sweet caramel. Xmas potpourri. Hops. Taste: hops. Caramel. Slight pine. Feel: medium carbonation. Slight thick mouth feel. Overall: ok beer nice aroma. First drank: home 12/24/14

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1971) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014
honestly not really sure what they were going for with this one. seemed like just some kind of hoppy amber.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Draft. Marina was earthy, mostly piney with some spicy citrus notes. Poured a light orange gold with rapidly dissipating head. Up front I got some slight earthy hop/pine notes, wasn't getting the spice or orange and it finished very watery and metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (913) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This is a great tasting christmas brew. I really enjoyed the Orange peal and ginger blance as it helped really make taste. Enjoy.

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