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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (304) - USA - NOV 22, 2012
Medium brown with one finger white head. Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg spice, vanilla. Light sweet taste with some different spices coming through, particularly the cinnamon and nutmeg with a little Belgian yeast kinda taste. A little spicy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber pour, medium carbonation and an aroma of heavy clove & other miscellaneous spices. Flavor is sweet clove and rich brown sugar & malt and pumpkin pie spices and tea. Nice beer and well balanced at 8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinVA (1016) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an inch or so of cream head. Aroma is fresh cinnamon and a bit of orange. Taste is orange zest, toasted malt, cinnamon, and chocolate. Very nice. Not a huge spice bomb, but a nice holiday feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Draft. Clear amber body, medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some earthy, caramel, light cardamom. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, malty/caramel. Medium body, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (468) - Texas, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle from Kier - pours dark orange with a medium head. Has an aroma of spice and a taste of gingerbread. Medium body and a smooth finish. I had this beer in April but it definitely took me back to December!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
It poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. The aroma was citrusy with hints of spices. The taste was sweet with citrusy hops in the creamy mouthfeel and finishes with some spiciness in the mild dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy amber with about a finger of off-white head. Aroma of spice, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is lightly sweet. Lots of cinnamon and spice. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Although, it would probably be better drank around Christmas time as opposed to an 80 degree day in Southern Illinois.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Billicus (286) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
aroma clovey,oranery esters, small lacing head, poured into steiner color, orange, amber hue taste, front clove on the tongue mingled with orange esters, malty background ties all together overall, not bad, old bottle, had last night!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Date: February 21, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Crown Description: Translucent orangish brown pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was cinnamon, clove, spice and malt. Taste was pretty similar, but a touch too sweet for me. Little bit of carbonation and light to medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2012
THOUGHTS: Rather sweet and quite orangey. Very Christmasy, but in a non-traditional Christmas beer way. Very nice. Way better than I was expecting. Hid alcohol very well. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had heavy toasted malt, caramel, honey and orange; slightly herbal and spicy hops; clove; slight pepper and Chrismtasiness. It sort of tasted like orange marmalade on toast with a little spice. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter with an average duration. There was orange, caramel and toasted malt, more orange, clove and spice, maybe a little pepper, slightly herbal hops and genuine Christmasiness. The slightly more than medium body was a little syrupy and slightly sticky on the lips and then rather dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry and ever so sightly alcoholic finish.

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