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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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The first seasonal brew to see the inside of a mini keg will be SanTanís newest seasonal, Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale. Rail Slide is brewed with winter flavors that add an edge to this smooth, spiced ale. This seasonal reflects the adventurous efforts that have come to symbolize the American craft beer movement and celebrates the constant innovation that evolve our very pallet. Rail Slide boasts a bold 7.1%ABV and will be available in cans and on tap.

DMLINAZ's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DMLINAZ (267) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2013
From a can into a frosted pint glass, pours deep amber with a white fizzy head. Aroma is pleasant - winter spices, malt. Flavor is similar - spiced, pleasantly malty, somewhat thick, biscuity like a smooth Fat Tire. Bonus that itís from a local brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet cloying caramel malt with loads of cloves and cinnamon, so-so. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with cloves, ginger, raspy mouth feel, so-so. On tap at brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3018) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Papago can. Pours a nice caramel brown color with a tan head and good lacing. Big aroma of coffee and banana bread. Molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg and spice in the flavor. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kcorum10 (320) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Pours a murky brown/copper color with medium head that slowly disappears into a thin one. Aromas of eggnog spices and flavor of the same, but minus the eggnog. In other words, it smells like Thanksgiving in a can. Edit: As this warms, it get harder and harder to drink. For that, I have re-rated this beer lower. That along with burping up nasty spices.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours a murky brownish-amber color with soft white head. The aroma is honestly a bit off-putting (a bit like a dog turd). Thankfully, it tastes better than it smells...this beer is spicy all the way through (nutmeg) with a light malt undertone and some squash notes, like pumpkin. I feel like this beer just misses the mark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (813) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12oz can. Anise & clove aroma. Mahogany-copper color, medium head bubbles down, light lacing. Medium body, it is smooth at the beginning and and spicy in the aftertaste. Bitter, but very spicy, too, and a little sweet in the middle. Somewhat malty with dark fruit notes as well, plum. Nice beer, not too heavyhanded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
12oz can thanks to MikedR. Clear but more dark red / brown color. Good thin khaki head. Good retention, and leaves a good row and spread of lace. Medium / bigger body. Lighter, smooth carbonation. More of a dry finish. Winter-spicy nose, bit of chocolate, some cherry. Light bitter, mostly bigger sweet taste, with big spiciness in the aftertaste, as well as some fruity winter berry flavors. Overall, respectably drinkable spice ale, with a nice nose.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Suttree (4906) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Murky brown, no head. My notes say it smells like anus. I think I meant anise, or licorice, but I think Iíll leave it. Just a big, overly spiced muddled mess. Clearly not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1580) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Can from trade with a buddy in Arizona. Pours a deep mahogany color with a nice fizzy head that fades normally. Big nose, lots of winter spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Taste is packed with the winter spices but a nice biscuity malt comes through too with maybe a touch of caramel and fruitiness. Fairly thick body and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. The spices are a bit over the top here but I really enjoyed drinking this. Really nice winter spice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
12 oz can from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours clear dark amber color with off white head. Aromas of Christmas spices. Similar flavor. Way too much spice for me. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Craig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (449) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12-oz. can poured into an old-school SanTan glass. A very deep amber color with a one-finger, fizzy head. Extremely pungent aroma of heavy, effervescent ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The ginger continues on the taste along with salted caramel, slightly bitter almond, nutmeg, a hint of cedar, cookie dough, and just a touch of hops at the finish. Medium body and heavily carbonated, which really makes the spices dance on the taste buds. Overall, a big nose and a spicy but not overpowering taste makes this a refreshing winter brew.

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