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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This amber aleís ingredient list readís like a Christmas cookie. A malty, slightly spicy, slightly sweet treat that complements any holiday meal.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (135) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a fair head and lacing. Slight nose of yeast and spice. Thin bodied. The taste is sort of bland, with only a slight spice flavor. This beer needs more dark malt and spice. Nice carbonation. Crisp finish with no residual aftertaste. A good, but non-complex beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/27/14

Aroma: The nose is herbal and earthy, some moderate spice, and a bit of pale malt
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color with an off-white head and medium-heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is malty with moderate spice up-front, and an herbal finish with a little ginger
Palate: Light-medium bodied, average-to-lively carbonation, and a long, tingly finish
Overall Impression: This isnít a bad winter spice offering, but I canít offer too much praise beyond that. Iím glad I donít have a 6-pack, one of these is plenty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4622) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle, BB mar 31 2014. Nose is malty, nice and rich toffee with light spices and a faint, traditional hop funk that always reminded me of spaghetti. Pours clear orange-golden with strong carbonation and a soapy off-white head. Watery body, good chewy caramel malt with golden accents a real doughy finish, good old-fashioned hopping with light spice and warmth (Iíd certainly have guessed more than 6% abv), and itís clean for Saranac (which is to say, well, average), just a touch of wet cardboard. Low bitterness, relatively dry, some really subtle fruity notes in the bg. You know, people ... this isnít all that far removed from 3 Monts. I could drink a ton of this!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tgncc (2661) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2014
The aroma is toast, caramel, spices. The color is deep amber, white head. The flavor is toasted malt, caramel, slight metal, spices. The finish is slightly metallic, spices. Medium in body, slightly thin. Not vile, but not a good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (3424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2014
12 oz. Clear amber body is fairly active and sustains a lasting covering of cream. Nose is toast, sourish orange and dry malt. Taste has mild notes of tart apple, orange, old grain, nutmeg, toast and cinnamon. Light-medium body is smooth and sweet, but the spices dry the finish well. Odd brew. Not bad and thankfully not overdone with the spices, but thereís little else to bring me back.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2014
First of all, I liked the fact that they didnít go overboard with the spices. I got a little raisin, a little rum, some a bit of nutmeg. But not too much. Seems to benefit from lowered expectations.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewbie (451) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
12oz bottle. clear, slightly amber color, small white head. very little aroma, maybe just a wee bit of cinnamon. malty sweetness and light spice finish that comes out more as it warms.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4681) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper body under a small fizzy white head that quickly faded to a thin film. The nose is just lightly malty, thereís a fairly hefty amount of cinnamon and nutmeg though. The flavor is pretty bland overall, just a light toasty and caramel malt base with some minimal cinnamon on the finish. Tastes like there may be some other spices in here, maybe nutmeg and allspice, but theyíre pretty light. Light bodied and a little watery in texture with fizzy carbonation. Pretty bland and boring stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from the holiday sampler case. Pours with a minimum head and a yellow to tan color. Medium body with a nice finish. Iím a sucker for these holiday specials and this is one of my faves. For the relative cost of the case, this is well worth the investment.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1431) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Mild sweet spice aroma with raw dough. Medium orange color, looks like an amber lager. Malty caramel taste with ginger cinnamon (maybe.) Mostly dough, tastes like Subway smells, especially the ones inside the Walmarts that arenít vented properly. Okay, back on topic: this isnít a winter warmer in the strict sense as the spicing is faint comparatively. I didnít hate it, and itís actually light enough to be refreshing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
scarletfire65 (865) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle at home, from Beers of Winter Variety Pack. Light spice aroma, like a Christmas cookie, nothing too distinct. Creamy mouthfeel. Orange zest, heavy on the clove, bitter dried ginger powder. Needs to warm up a bit, really harsh when too cold. Unfocused.


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