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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This hearty American pale ale contains a rich blend of spices that warms the soul on a cold winter’s night. Chill the mug, stoke the fire, and savor this quality seasonal brew. Available only during the Winter season, thusly, our featured beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3872) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Aroma is citrus, cracker-like malts, and either spice or vegetables. The flavor is heavy on the spice and citrus, with vegetables creeping in. This, unfortunately, is another holiday ale that has a vegetable flavor in it; this one wasn’t as bad as others but it still detracted from the flavor and score.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Light spiy malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2012
On tap @ Lures, Crownsville Md-Cloudy amber pour w/an off white head. Spiced aroma. Some spice, some roasted malt, a little sweet, nothing special, but a solid, easy drinking winter warmer. Finish was a little thin, I wouldn’t seek this out as there are a lot better winter brews out there, but it’s drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Poured cloudy dark amber color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid spice and sweet malt aroma. Moderate body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation and small particles. Medium spicy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid seasonal beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. The aroma has spices and sweet malts. The flavor has well balanced festive spices, sweet malts, and a light bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle poured into dimpled mug. Nice golden color edging its way towards copper. Nearly finger-thick soapy white head thins out mostly but does stick around a good while. Aroma has earthy hops, nutmeg, slight caramel and an out of place funk/barnyard thing going on. Taste is a little better, thin on the palate. More nutmeg in the flavor followed by some hops and cinnamon-laced cloying finish. Decent but nothing special. The spices are pretty solid but not much else there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rocbyter (1897) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Strong cinnamon and a light amount of caramel. Clear orange color with a small white head. Very light bitter beginning with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steve1966 (106) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Regular lager well brewed. Looks good in the glass. Certainly drinkable and respectable as a beer, as a winter beer not much too it something is missing. Slight nutmeg pumpkin spice taste as is goes down thats the best thing going for it. Sam Adams winter is even better than this. Drinkable but not something I would seek out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kdheckle (43) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2012
orange, hazy, cloudy, frothy, white foam, minimal head, lightly bitter, lightly sour,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1494) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy golden with a light clingy head. Aroma is mild, some spices are evident but not much. Complex taste and flavors released -- nutmeg and clove is present but not overdone. Pretty mild overall with a pretty short finish. Not bad, would do again.

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