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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Our Christmas ale begins a new holiday tradition. Hopped with Chinook for pine aromas and spiced with Ginger and orange peel.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10584) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate ginger, resin and citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweeet flavor with a medium sweet spice finish of moderate duration. Interesting beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9888) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
An orange amber ale with a thick lacing off white head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with good floral hops and nice spices, ginger and cinnamon. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with light fruity esters, grassy floral hops, interesting Xmas offering. On tap at Bad Apple, Chicago.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Can at home. Pours clear garnet with a medium, foamy and frothy off-white to light beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is stone fruit, light caramel and toast malt with honey malt notes, pine hops, earthy spices, ginger, citrus notes. Flavor is lightly sweet honey and cracker malt, pineapple, orange, spicy ginger, light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8310) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Revolution Brewpub, Chicago - 04/11/12. Clear copper with reddish hues and a thin off white head which retains well. Good lacing follows. Hops and pine on the nose, orange pith, spice. Pine forward in the taste, hops, candied sugar, bitter orange peel, touch of spice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate and bitter in the finish. A rather decent Xmas beer well above the usual ho-ho, no-no humdrum!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Can on Fistmas Eve. Pours amber with white head. Nose and taste of ginger, orange peel, spice, pine, lemon and toasted grain. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices and malt. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, spice and a bit of pine. The finish is sweet with a short spice aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
The funny thing is just before i came across this beer I brewed a piney hop ipa with galangal as a Cmass beer. THis one is good, well balanced, not too much spices. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Can at Blippsmas! Pours a clear amber with a hint of ruby to it, under a soft white head. Bright citrus hops with a bit of earthiness. Medium-bodied, sweet, a bit of spice, moving into some bright ginger heat. Spicy heat, bright earthy hops. Sweet and spicy on the finish. Rather nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
22oz bottle. Clear red color. Barely any white head. Nice fresh-hoppy citrus nose. Medium body, light crisp carbonation. Spice works cool with the hops. Light bitterness. It’s nice to see one of these winter spice ales actually by hoppy, cool surprise.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with thin to no off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, lots of spicy hops, orange peel, some lemon, hints of grass, pine in there, some spice with ginger and coriander as well. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, orange peel, ginger, mixing into some coriander, nice grassy pine notes in the middle, slight grapefruit, more sweet malts, finishing slightly bitter. Not what I was expecting, but decent.


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