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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Brewed with a special blend of domestic and Belgian malts for a delicate nut-like character, you'll love this lager's rich taste and signature hop aroma. The exceptional full-bodied taste reflects our brewery's extraordinary commitment to brewing beers of the highest standard of quality. We hope you'll enjoy it. Happy Holidays!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Roasted aroma, slightly vinous. Slightly sweet and spicy. Seemingly clear dark brown colour. Big stable creamy tan head. The flavour is roasted with a good spicy hoppiness. Tastes like a macro beer, but a good one, very well-balanced and quite flavourful.

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
EithCubes (4833) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle. Sweet malty nose, chocolate and roast and nuts with a light element of Kool-Aid. Amber pour with light carbonation and a sudsy off-tan head. Taste is very, very dirty! Low bitterness and high filth. Medium metal and some sort of spicing or floral note. Fullish body too big. Ugh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2010
bottle - Pours dark brown with a one finger light tan head. It smells of caramel malt and some mild hops. The flavor is mild to moderate hops bitterness with caramel malt and a little bit of a spicy character. It’s medium bodied and just decent at best.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2010
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel malt and light hops. Flavor is lightly roasted nuts, caramel, lightly bitter hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Pours mahogany with a frothy thick beige head. Aroma- caramel, spice, biscuit, nut. Taste is buttery biscuit, honey. Finishes with roast malt and burnt malt. Good balance and smooth texture.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Pors dark brown with a nice head. Aromatic notes of malt push the nutlike flavors into the forefront. The finish brings out some of the hop notes for a nice finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Bottle from joshuahfl. Pours dark copper with a two-finger fine beige head. Rather malty aroma. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor is something roast malt, suggestive of nuts. No particular nut though. Finishes with a rather grassy bitter. Flavorful and pretty smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, copper colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate, petri dish looking lace. Aroma is nutty, light to medium sweet malts with some caramel, and an underlying earthy fruit. Flavor is a light earthy and grassy, grapefruit hop up front with a dry, nutty, lightly sweetened malt balancing this out. Finishes crisp and dry with a lively carbonation and a good amount of fllavor after a light to medium body. Finishes and lingers with nuts, grapefruit bitterness, mild spiced caramel, and a hint of toast. Overall, this was a lot more flavorful than I anticipated, especially towards the end. Its nothing crazy, but it has a fairly decent bitterness to go along with the lighter, nutty malts. Very sessionable and an enjoyable winter lager.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Pours a clear deep reddish brown. Aroma of molasses and horse blanket. Tastes better than it smells. Slightly bitter on the initial taste with a slight molasses and malt flavor through the end. Not that good

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2009
pours brown, beige head. Aroma, malty, nutty, some pine/citrus hops. Flavor, caramel malts, nutty, had this notable Belgian malt aspect, thin bitter finish of pine hops. Finishes with hints of nutty / bready malts. Not that great.


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