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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A malty, full-bodied red ale made with traditional mulling spices: Ginger, Clove, All Spice, Cinammon & Nutmeg. If this one doesn't get you into the Christmas spirit, you truly are a Scrooge. Released each year on Thanksgiving Eve.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MercyDevice (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a reddish brown with a medium beige head. Bitter and sharp, with a weird medicinal taste. Some cinnamon and fruit notes. Not good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Can. Deep amber/ brown pour with a caramel colored head. Typical spices for holiday beers: cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. Very pungent. The flavor is much of same with dashes of caramel bd fruit. Hard to drink with tons of spice clouding this one. Think of a holiday candle but drinking it...meh

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (392) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Poured as part of the local shop’s weekly beer tasting, so this is based on a 1 oz sample. There’s a lot of clove on the nose and the palate. You can also smell cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It’s fairly well-balanced except for the clove which at least in this taste was slightly overbearing the other flavors and aromas.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Poured from can. Aroma of cinnamon, graham cracker, spices, ginger. Mahogany color with light tan head. Spices galore - nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, pepper. Malt and vanilla as well. Spices are a bit heavy at first but grow on you. Interesting and unique.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Ar: Mulling spices, apple cider, sweet cloves. Ap: Deep amber, clear - medium-large light tan head with good retention, leaving a solid cap of foam. T: Sweet caramel and cinnamon up front - nutmeg and dep toasted malt - rich, with a slight roast edge - medium-low bitterness, with some spice contribution - hint of orange, and some clove on the finish. P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - full and satisfying, without being thick - finish is medium-dry. O: Delicious winter spiced ale - spices are robust, but well balanced with one another and with the very tasty malt flavors.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Draft. Hazy amber color. Aroma of soced caramel. Taste is mostly spice. Pretty spicy stuff.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
At Anthony’s. Tasted and was warned about the cinnamon profile. Even a small taste was enough... too much. Cinnamon is potent. I felt the spice on my tongue practically. Go light on spicing!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (565) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours amber with beige head. Cinnamon, nutmeg And cloves aroma. Cinnamon, nutmeg allspice and cloves flavor and graham cracker finish. Nice holiday brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
This one poured a dark amber with an off white head. Aroma was of Clive and cinnamon, flavor similar, pretty standard Christmas beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (151) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
750 mL bottle. Pours a clear amber orange color with a thick off white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is slightly metallic with some malt sweetness in the background. Medium-full bodied, nicely balanced malt with spices: cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Finish is spicy and sweet. Very good.


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