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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hfmejias (818) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured a reddish dark brown with a little bit of head. Aroma of spices and nutmeg. Taste very consistent with aroma plus cinnamon and ginger, It is a nice tasting brew but I’m having a hard time finding the beer in it; never the less perfect for winter all the spicing warms you up a bit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
On tap at Victory Lane.
Appearance: Clear amber body, no head.
Aroma: Light spices.
Taste: Malty with nutmeg and cinnamon.
Palate: Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation.
Overall: Good Christmas ale, not as spiced as most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (635) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
12 oz can from The BeerHive in Pittsburgh. Plenty of spice and everything nice. A very good Christmas beer with enough mystery to keep you guessing as to the recipe and ingredients.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4095) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 1/9/13, 2012 Edition

Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet, with lots of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.), and some bread
Appearance: It pours a mahogany color with a large, frothy beige head and streaks of lace
Flavor: The taste is all about the spice too, with lots of bread, much like a spice Christmas cake
Palate: The body starts medium, it is overly carbonation, and really thins out in the mid-end palate
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty decent Christmas spice beer, but that is a lot of spice. Add that to the carbonation and the thin finish, and I had a few issues with this one that kept me from truly enjoying it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volsconti (21) - - JAN 2, 2013
Not the best Christmas Ale I ever taste. It tasted a bit too much like spice and not enough beer. Nothing beats Great Lakes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Champagne Bottle. Cinnamon, nutmeg scent. Deep brown, mahogany pour, transparent, with a white foamy head. Moderate cinnamon fronted flavor to nutmeg with some wheaty, graininess to the finish. Medium bodied with a very bubbly, frothy feel. Overall, a great lower ABV Christmas ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Wow they canned this one. It was a good winter warmer tons of spicing in it so stay away if you are not into that kind of brew. I think they went a little heavy on the nutmeg but that spice is a bitch to work with in any sort of cooking. Enjoyable none the less

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Can. Ruby brown pour with tan head. Floral aroma with light spice and vinous aroma tones. Cinnamon, nutmeg tones with like grape/floral flavors dominate flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
The 2012 version. Thanks to Tomm Carroll for bringing this one out. Just a medley of spices in this orange hued beer. You can almost taste each individual addition but I got ginger most followed by cinammon. Lovely label as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
The Sly Fox brew has a dominant flavor of cinnamon, coriander, cloves and spices. This beer has a great taste upfront but eventually got on my nerves and was too overpowering. Good density and body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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