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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A full-bodied amber ale to spice up the holidays. ‘Tis the season to enjoy this rich and flavorful ale made with orange peel, cloves and spicy hops.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (597) - 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 (326) - 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 (845) - 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 (3059) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1006) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2013
This beer smells a lot like this same brewery’s pumpkin ale due to the cinnamon and nutmeg but adds something new due to the dough yeast, and the appearance is a clear auburn color with a small off-white head that fades quickly. The taste is really indulgent as a result of the high spice level, slight sourness, slight sweetness, and a touch of umami, and the palate complements it nicely with the oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a long finish that is an extension of the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2989) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2013
12 oz. bottle compliments to Queenholly. As I popped the cap I could smell the spices. Nothing like a little Christmas in February! Nice amber pour with thick fluffy head that fizzled and slowly died. Nose is clove, spice and caramel. The orange peel is the main spice I get followed by nutmeg and cinnamon with light toffee notes from the malt. Lightly dry finish. I like that this brewer took a slightly different take on a spiced brew. Reminds me a bit of spiced cake. It drinks like a 5 % brew. Overall, I enjoyed this.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devman171 (912) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Pouts amber with little white head. Aroma is sweet malts, Clove, ginger, citrus. Taste is like it smells with more sweet and less spice, a little alcohol on the aftertaste. Not bad, but their pumpkin is better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheClarion (2) - Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2013 does not count
Nice aroma and appearance. The taste is pleasant with a clean after taste. Overall a nice nice beer and a good way of enjoying a holiday evening.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremyh70 (668) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Clear copper color with little head and lacing. Smell clove and caramel malt in aroma with hints of orange peel. Taste the clove with some ginger and that orange peel. Malt backbone provides sweetness. Slight astringency mid palate with spicy, dry finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin with moderate carbonation. Much like their pumpkin ale but with orange instead of pumpkin. Spicing isn't overdone which is nice, making it more pleasant and drinkable. Alcohol is hidden well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (561) - - JAN 13, 2013
Did not enter comments at time of tasting. Will try again and enter more detailed notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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