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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6496) - 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.

2.8
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rocbyter (1915) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steve1966 (131) - 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.

3.1
   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,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1558) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of ginger-snaps, butter, spice, pumpkin, and a little nutmeg. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of butter, spices, ginger, ginger-snaps, pumpkin, and some cloves. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Pumpkin, ginger, spice, finish is lightly dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2951) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Cloudy orange pour with a creamy white head. Spicy aroma with clove, cinnamon and some honey and citrus. Honey, cinnamon, citrus, and a clove ending. Decent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1792) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011
On the first day of Christmas 2011 I drank the first snow day ale which pours burnt orange with a white head. Aroma is caramel, honey, nutmeg and citrus. Taste is sweet with light bitters on the finish. Light mouthfeel with some stickyness. Oerall this was much better as it warmed, the aroma and flavor was lacking at first. Somewhat metallic aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle. Didnt pour it in a glass, looked somewhat pale through the bottle. Full of cinnamon and spices, a little bit of hops. Somewhat bland in the world of winter beers. Glad I only bought a single. However, still glad that I bought local!


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