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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2309) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2013
From a bottle. Pours Almost clear ruby brown with a frothy off white head and some lacing. Tastes malty and slightly like cider, light spice. Light body and low carbonation. Smells slightly sour, nutty, malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3678) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber/copper with fizzy off-white head. Aroma is plums, figs, cinnamon, nutmeg, light toast, caramel, and other spices. Flavor is semi-sweet bready malts, dark fruit esters, mixed spices, and some booze; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Eberndt (188) - - DEC 15, 2013
Nice dark color and very full flavored. Spices are present but not overpowering. Didn’t taste too different from the pumpkin ale however.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1540) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours a dark amber color with a off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of fruit, nutmeg, bit of cinnamon, caramel and spice. Taste of of fruit, orange, caramel sweetness, cinnamon, nutmeg and spice. mild bitterness and finish that is quite dry with a bit of lingering spices. Medium body, rich texture and well balanced. No trace of the 8% ABV, just a subtle warming feeling. Good beer that goes well with the Christmas season.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1910) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2013
bottle into glass, pours clear brown sall white head, aroma is gingerbread, tasteis similar with some malts, decent xmas beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (768) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 10, 2013
I had this at my sisters house. Pours amber with a white head. Taste sweet, cinnamon, nutmeg. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (608) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
This beer certainly needs to get a little praise. The aroma smells like plum sugar candy with a perfect malty nutmeg finish. The taste is like drinking a sugar plum candle. The 8% alcohol is exceptionally hidden and the warmth of the finish is both soothing and wantingly inviting. Perfect finish with a perfect palate. One that cant be missed if you have the opportunity to drink it!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (474) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2013
The taste of the nutmeg and clove spice come through very strong but is in no way overpowering. Taste of the season for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1059) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is an amber ale with sn ectue head. The stoma idvof cinnamon and gloves. The taste is that too it resonated on the palate

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3534) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear deep amber with an ecru head. Spicy nose. Flavors of cinnamon, cloves, cranberry and orange zest. Medium bodied, high carbonation, effervescent finish.


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