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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kdheckle (24) - 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 (1648) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4959) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3532) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (2110) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2146) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanBrewer (16) - Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Pours a cloudy light amber with off white head. Smell is dominated by spices, most notable is nutmeg, with hints of honey and figs. Taste is very interesting. It starts with spice on the forefront, then leads to what you expect from a pale ale, then back to an even bigger spice finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a beer with such a big spice profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BLuke01 (32) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 Pours a light amber almost orange with a small off white head. The head settles quick to a ring that leaves a light lace. The aroma is very spiceful and you can tell they brew with a very similar spice blend as their pumpkin seasonal. The tast is a punch of pumpkin spice up front including mostly nutmeg with some cinnamon and clove in the background. The spice fades to a slight malty taste with a little caramel, but this falls fast...the beer leaves you wanting more on the back end, which is somewhat disappointing. Decent overall, good on those cold nights

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of nutmeg, spices, and some caramel malts. Flavor is strong of the nutmeg and spices. Not much on the finish. Overall, not bad.

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