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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A warming winter ale that blends the spices of the season with sweet caramel malt. Orange peel, juniper berries, ginger root, cardamom and cloves are added to spiciness.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Msdrbeat (413) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2015
On tap. Well balanced. Dark Amber color. Slightly Cloudy. Slightly malty with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryrpat (311) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Very nice flavor in this Christmas ale. Nice brown copper in color and a festive taste with very mild spice. Very easy going ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear amber with beige head. Aromas of cinnamon, caramel, spices, light biscuit. Tastes of malt, caramel, spices, brown sugar. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (2165) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Itís malty, solid, not bad. It has a good, sweet character. Some spice. Not too heavy but good alcohol thatís masked very well. A good winter ale that I would consider sessionable around the holidays.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (1325) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep rich copper color. Small creamy khaki head. Aroma is chock full of Yuletide spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cardamom. Sweet caramel malt with nice complex spice and alcohol warmth. Floral hops are subdued but welcomed. Notes of butterscotch and holiday spice rack. I rather liked this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5867) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle: Pours slightly reddish-brown with a small tan head. Cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel scent....very spicy. Sweet caramel malt, spicy orange-peel, clove taste. Just on the verge of being overblown with the spicing.....the cinnamon is almost gritty...Finishes with a slight grain alcohol note and strong holiday spices...Pretty good, but not one Iíd pick repeatedly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle. Excellent holiday seasonal. Murky amber - brown pour with a smallish white head. Lots of nutmeg, fig, cardamom, clove, hint of citrus. Yummy.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5486) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Banana, ginger, and clove nose. Clear rust, thin yellow head. Clove, fig, cardamom. Medium body, well carbonated. Nice, and holds up well.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a brown amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is spices with cardamom and cloves very prominent. Also cinnamon. I hate Christmas beers and this was no exception. The spices just overwhelm this. Nasty. And I generally love Schlafly, but this is just yucky.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (39970) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015
From tap. Pours clear golden deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is spiced. Nutmeg and cinnamon like. Vague butterish. Toasted malty. Caramelish. Sweet finish. Not my thing.


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