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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A full-bodied amber ale to spice up the holidays. ĎTis the season to enjoy this rich and flavorful ale made with orange peel, cloves and spicy hops.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 2, 2011
This beer was ok, it had a weird flavor. I think it migh have been the orange flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnoud (253) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2014.01.21 - Schlafly Christmas Ale - 12oz bottle in pint glass. 2012 vintage - bottled 11/21/2012 Aroma: smells of dark spices, generic I know but thatís about all I get. An aroma I canít quite identify, maybe nutmeg as others are noting. Appearance: Pours around 12 on SRM scale. Orange tan, similar to Newcastle Brown for example. Still a decent amount of carbonation, foamy, dissipates to a white ring. Taste: not very complex, basically a mild ale with possibly mild bitterness, a spicy cinnamon is prominent and obvious without being too much. Palate/Mouthfeel: light overall, smooth, spicy powdery aftertaste. Overall: Like their pumpkin ale, it is tasty and enjoyable. A solid brew without being great. Nowhere near as good as some Belgian holiday brews and so forth, but a solid specialty ale. Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 13/20

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Stellaaaa (249) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Pours a clear amber with little head. It has a faint aroma of cloves. The taste is of sweetened clove water.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 Bottled 10/30/07, tasted 2/22/08. Poured reddish- amber with an off white head which went away quickly, also lots of sediment. Spicy, with a hint of cinnamon on the nose. Tastes mildly hoppy with orange zest and spicy hops in the finish. I enjoyed this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Pretty darn good. A lot of the flavors of the herb beers are so mild as to be indistinguishable and then others kill the beer. This is a nice original, tempered balanced beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (229) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
REDDOGICE (202) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2009
This is a very delicious holiday ale. Drink this at Room temp, for if you do not, then you will get a cough syrup taste to it. At room temperature, the beer has an extreme bakeshop smell, as though you were buying Christmas Cookies. The taste is spicy, and I detected cloves and citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
12 ounce bottle poured into a basic tumbler glass. Aroma is primarily orange and clove - not surprising considered those spices are used in the brewing of the beer. First taste yields a surprising amount of bitterness followed by a hefty and clear amount of alcohol warmth. Heavy handed carbonation keeps things from getting overpowered. Graham cracker sweetness starts up front, giving way to a cinnamon bitterness. Reminds me of their Pumpkin Ale, though with a slightly different spicing regimin. If I had to choose between the two Iíd go with the Pumpkin, though this certainly isnít bad by any stretch of the imagination.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Nice aroma. Decent head. Has all the right spice notes in the flavor. The after taste is great on the back of the tounge.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Pours a hazy amberish color with an off white head. Aroma of cloves and other spice and some citrus. Taste is better this time around compared to the first time I had this. Palate holds some honey, clove and other spices, and citrus. It might be better than before but still doesnít do anything for me.


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