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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Enjoyed with Armed at a little informal Christmas gathering. Spicy, not too heavy; flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon, and slight hints of apple cider. Beer is ok, will not rush to order it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 24, 2015
Can to snifter. Deep dark reddish brown, clear. Brazilian cherry. Aroma is cherry, honey cranberry, brandy, wine, cloves. Taste is honey, ash, ginger?. A lot of aromatics do not show up in the taste. Feel is watery, medium carb, but little body. Good, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (259) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
2014 edition Aroma cinnamon, clove, bread, Appearance amber, orange, hazy, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate medium body, fizzy, Overall I would love to try this beer fresh because I feel like all the spices have faded and it has turned into a more malt forward beer. Still I would suggest this beer to a friend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanyjim (84) - - MAY 8, 2015
2014 version, can. Deep red copper, nice dark tan head that disappears quickly. Gingerbread noise, sweet undertone. Orange? Gingerbread, cinnamon, cloves. Slight bitterness on the back end. Light/moderate carbonation. Decent, perhaps heavy on the spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (5253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12oz can. Filtered amber-orange body. Foamy off-white/beige head. Big spiced aroma. The spices dominate. The base beer is sort of bland, doesn’t really hold up to the spice. I’d say the ginger and cinnamon have the biggest roles, but they are all there. Forgettable, boring offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1466) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pours amber-copper with a thin off white head with some lacing. Aroma is of winter spices, sweet malts, caramel, light pine, and some dark fruits. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel a pretty sweet, medium finish. Overall, a very festive, but only decently tasty holiday ale that might be just a tad too spiced and sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanscourt (1063) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Ruby red christmas appearing beer. Pours nicely from the can. To thin on the body and heavy on spices. Dry finish. Ok but just doesn’t all fit together great for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HeadyDE (635) - Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Can pour..crimson brown color..nose is a combo of a gingerbread house..spiced wafer cookie and nutmeg, taste is the same, didnt care for this very much, like the to/from label space on the can

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with a two finger head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, cloves and ginger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bnokk (289) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Draft U Pick 6 Tap Room APPEARANCE - carmel color, very nice lacey white head with real staying power. NOSE - good spice notes. FLAVOR - good Christmas ale, nothing about it sets this beer apart. NOTES - like many Christmas ales have tasted to Bnokk, this one seems like it is trying to replicate GLBC Xmas ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pressboxjoe (314) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Can into tulip. Was not expecting much, but this is a holiday spice bomb - probably what a lot of people are expecting when they buy an Xmas ale but usually all they get is an odd tasting ale. If you really hate the idea of a spiced holiday beer, do not get this beer. but if you’re ok with it, then there you are. I should add that I had one and that’s all I plan to have. Not sure if I’d really want to have a large supply, but 12 oz a year is not bad.

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