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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barleymancer (1) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2011 does not count
Vintage November 20th, 2011. Amber beer, hazy pour. Relatively clear liquid, minimal head. Very spicy, malty aroma. Heavy sweetness. Full bodied. Sticky texture. Low carbonation. Long, sweet finish. This is the maltiest, sweetest beer I have ever had. This is a malt slap in the face. This is malty Christmas in a glass.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdbret (2) - , Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2008 does not count
Very festive beer. Has a big aroma with cinnamon, spice and pumpkin notes. Tastes of orange peel and cardamon and maybe a bit of cloves and ginger. It has a copper-brick color and it tastes through with a bit of sweetness and toastiness that remains on the palate. A very nice drinking beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boomersmancave1 (109) - Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Received 6 pack as gift. Not a bad one either. Nose is a little heavy on the nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon but not overpowering. Pour is Dark Amber with a light tan head. Taste is of nutmeg, caramel and malt. Finish of winter spices and fruits. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
REDDOGICE (206) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (625) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (705) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Nice effort. Pours a nice reddish-copper with a medium-to-thin head. Aroma is like a very, very yeasty gingerbread man. Almost too yeasty. Flavor is full, caramel, toffee, maple syrup (think Mary Janes or Squirrel Nut Zippers), followed by ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. A very candy-like beer, appropriate flavors for the holiday, and a very nice alcohol buzz. Good stuff, right there with the pumpkin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Very nice brew. Perfect for colder evenings. Lots of spice character to this one, I definitely get the orange peel and clove on the nose. That follows through on the palate as well. Finish is long and complex with flavors lingering on the tongue. Nice beer here. Definitely something I look forward to every holiday season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chawkfan (27) - USA - DEC 10, 2011
Really like the spice in this one. Malt come across very nicely. Orange peel and spice really add to the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1107) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Poured from bottle. Aroma of vanilla, spice and malt. Nice lookin mahogany with lasting tan head. I taste vanilla, banana, pepper, clove, creamy malt. A hint of booze warms nicely. This is good stuff. Gets better as it warms. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (747) - Connecticut, USA - APR 24, 2014
12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a clear copper/red with a finger of solid khaki foam with sticky lacing. Nose is cloves, all spice, and cinnamon with a heavy dose of caramel. Taste is earthy hops, clove, toffee and cinnamon. Finishes spicy and sweet. Medium mouth feel with the 8% hidden well, Really solid Christmas beer.

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