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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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”double spiced ale brewed in the tradition of Swedish Glögg”


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3344) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a fairly clear cola with an off white head. Aroma of cloves, cinnamon and orange. Hints of toffee and raisin. Warming and slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: 2xMas
Date: December 02, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, creamy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, cinnamon, caramel malt
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, bready, lots of spices, cinnamon, well balanced with the rich malts, spicy bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmm635 (881) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours reddish brown with minimal head. Ridiculous amount of spice on the nose and tongue. Way overdone in my opinion. Tastes like someone added half a Pumking to my beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1109) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours reddish brown with gold edges. Has a weak pale head and little carbonation. Aroma was pleasant of nutmeg but not overwhelming. Nutmeg and cinnamon hits you first, then a hoppy bitterness spreads back over the tongue. One is good on a cold night with a fire. Two is to much for me. I would drink again, but only on occasion.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Deep red with medium small tan head. Aroma spices, nutmeg, citrus, sugary malt. Medium full body. On the sweet and sticky side but not too bad. Flavors of cinnamon/cloves/nutmeg etc. along with molasses and brown sugar. Not my favorite style but more drinkable than usual for the amount of spice, done ok and about what you would expect.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigguns22 (695) - Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pour is brown with red tones and a small white head. Aroma screams nutmeg and cinnamon both I like but to much for beer. Nutmeg,nutmeg o and more nutmeg I can’t get this flavor out of my mouth. I would not buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (437) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
bottle. Total overboard beer - monster spices (most notably, nutmeg). Fun to try, but not a "have a few" type of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bconch (290) - - DEC 28, 2012
Deep brown pour, nose nutmeg and cloves. Taste is the same with small hop bite on finish. Can taste the alcohol. Nice sipper.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 11/16/2012. A: Pours a dark ruby color with excellent clarity. The head is a one finger khaki color with decent texture, but not much retention. Only a modicum of lacing stays on the glass. S: Spruce, ginger, nutmeg, graham cracker, orange peel, light dark fruits, and very slight hops. Give Southern Tier credit - when they want to make a beer resemble something else (like chocolate or, in this case, Christmas) they go all out and leave nothing to the imagination. Pretty much everything advertised comes through aromatically. T: There isn’t much of a drop off from the (admittedly ambitious) aroma, though maybe it’s a touch less complex. Lots of dark fruits appear immediately, smoothing out on the midtaste to graham crackers and gingerbread. The finish is shockingly bitter for Southern Tier, consisting of a combination of subtle wood, leafy tobacco, and orange peel. I swear the faintest hint of roasted malts comes through on the finish. There’s a nice layering of flavors, though finding some of the complexity requires a little hard work. Still, it’s an excellent winter warmer. M: Very slick, and creamy up until the swallow. The finish is both clean and wet, with a little bit of syrupiness to cover up the booze. This goes down superbly, without a hint of alcohol coming through. O: Admittedly, these heavily spiced winter beers are never quite my thing, but this seems almost paragonal of the said style, so it earns itself bonus points. This will be my future standard for winter warmers until further notice - naturally, this is an easy one to recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a deep ruby reddish brown color with a one finger cream head. Heavy scents of spices, malted barley, dried fruit, and booze. Taste is heavy on the spices with cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. A very malty backbone with some hop bitterness too. Very boozy finish and aftertaste. The body was light and creamy with mild carbonation and a slick finish.


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