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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 14/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
22oz bottle. aroma is strong standard CCC style american hopping, chinook coming later with more savory, non-citrus, darker note. heavy grains top off, good balance here. wood bark, tree sap, roasted lemons. hints of spice meld well but remain subtle due to natural similarities in hopping and grain bill. appearance burnished amber, good nucleation, ring with tiny legs and diminishing island head. flavor has still more subtle xmas spice and more malt forward, entirely pleasing and balanced. a rare good use of spice, refusing to overpower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5667) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Ginger and menthol aromas. Hints of pine in the background. Copper color with a foamy aged canvas colored head. Ginger has the first bite in the flavor, but not a sharp one. Long and fairly smooth in a not so spicy way. Just a hint of a malt backbone, mild biscuit, cracked grain and caramel. Feel is light. A good amber with a kick of ginger. Nice malt linger. 12/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (923) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Clear mahogany, ample tan head. Pine resin, light molasses. Light grassiness. Bitter. Light spiciness, sweet through middle. Medium body, fair amount of effervescence. Longish finish. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (10483) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
Can. Pours a hazy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is toasted malts and citrus. Medium mouth, citrus and pine, light spice finish, ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (782) - USA - FEB 19, 2016
Clear copper, lasting tan head, sparse lacing. Medium body and mild flavor, flat mouthfeel, low carbonation and heat, avg length. Moderately bittersweet, low acidity. Allspice, ginger, caramel, hops. Very sessionable, typical Holiday beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2016
1/23/16 Chicago (16 oz draft at Mo Dailey’s in standard pint glass). Dark orange pour, mild carbonation and quickly dissipating thin tan head with minimal lacing. Strong nutmeg and cinnamon sweet aroma and taste. Nice texture, easy going down. Good dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Tap; Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, ginger/spice, hops, and some fruit; Nicely balanced; Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, spices and pine. Taste is ginger, citrus and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (461) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Can. Pours reddish orange with a huge sticky off-white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and candied fruit. Flavors are caramel, pine, sweet orange, and ginger. Bitter citrus and bready notes in the finish. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Sweet, fruity and well-hopped. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Draft. Spiced ale, medium body, average carbonation, thin head. Heavier Amber beer for season

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (770) - - DEC 19, 2015
On draught at Chuck's on S Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Clear reddish copper colour with an off-white head. Hoppy aromas. Taste has plenty of spruce and spices with hints of cinnamon and orange peel. Slightly strange mixture of a pine-dominated IPA, a sweet red ale and a spicy Christmas beer. Doesn't quite work for me...

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