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RATINGS: 222   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Awesome seasonal ale, lots of different spices in the aroma, hints of nutmeg, amber in color, nice lacy head, donít under-estimate this beer, very excellent Christmas seasonal

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2006
"Pour a dark amber color, with a nice foamy head. Aroma was just like christmas, nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor was good slight hoppyness with spices. Good beer."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (798) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Looks like Iím the 1st to rate the 2005 version. Had a growler from the 6-Pack Store in Phila. It was better than expected. Nice balance of clove, ginger, cinammon, etc. - and not too sweet. Iíd like to try it again before the season is over. Recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2007
2006 vintage. Courtesy of foureyedgeek. Has a rich, warming Christmas cookie aroma, with notes of nutmeg and cinammon, ginger and allspice. Tart acidity with plum and raisin fruitiness. Rich and creamy with a touch of soy sauce. Nice aroma. Dark brown cloudy with tan lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Great taste, like a Christmas cookie with spicy notes of nutmeg and cinammon and allspice. Light bitterness at the end but mainly and sweet nutty with a bit of chalky dryness. Sweet after. Mild alcohol notes - a nice Xmas beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
stonelis (38) - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Appearance: Dark amber, tons of head..it overflowed my glass. Didnít take long until I was able to pour more, settled to a nice lacy head. Aroma: Cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Nice. Taste: Heavy spice was my first impression, it faded to a nice balance after the first swallow. Palate: a touch too much carbonation for my likes but it didnít detract from the overall feel. Overall: I only had one 750ml bottle. Purchased at Royersford brewery/Reataurant for $6. I like this and could drink a few more, if only I had more! Serving type: bottle

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2010
750ml bottle pours copper with huge frothy bubbly khaki head. Aroma has alot of allspice up front some other spice such as nutmeg and clove present too. Flavor comes on mildy sweet with a very malty profile, the allspice and clove can really be tasted. The body is medium to full slightly atrigent finish keeps the balance.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2200) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
beautiful aroma from can of egg nog and vanilla pudding right out of the foam. shake the beer and it will continue to release it. fresh flavor of Christmas right from the can muted after some time when i thought i tasted a sugar plum! solid 4 xmas brew. big cinnamon and nutmeg allspice sets itall off. quite a feat!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1051) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On the Third Day of Christmas the beer gods gave to me... one really good vintage Christmas ale. A 2009 vintage Christmas ale. Pours a medium brown color with a thick caramel colored head. Aromas of caramel, ginger and cinnamon. Sweet caramel taste with a spice hit and gentle cinnamon notes through the finish. A bit complex but the feel really gives it that punch. Nice surprise.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (554) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SALUD (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011 does not count
Served with cinnamon and sugar on the rim of the glass. This helped to cut the bitterness of the finish. Amber in color. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and clover aroma. Festive!


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