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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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”double spiced ale brewed in the tradition of Swedish Glögg”


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a lovely deep red amber and smells of classic Christmas spices with a touch of black pepper spicing things up. Taste is a very dry cinnamon with clove. Hop character is much stronger than many brewers’ Christmas styles, overpowering the traditional spices. This may appeal to some drinkers, but for me it took away from the beer as a whole.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3553) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Clear copper color with a short lived khaki colored head. Nose of some cinnamon, nutmeg and Vic’s Vaporub. Very spicey holiday ale with lots of cinnamon, spice, caramel and brown sugar. Some odd medicinal sense in the background. Dusty spice finish. It drinks easier than 8%. This is a big, spicey winter seasonal.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
This smells like fricken X-mas tree but watered down. Disappointed in the minimal head but has a bright copper color like a penny in sunshine. Tastes is spruce with a tad of x-mas spices and black licorice. Palate is good but a bit watery. Thanks ,Beer went down in the time it took me to write this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5260) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bronze, ring of foam. Smells like cinnamon , licorice, and pine. Flavor is spruce, some licorice, and some other subtle spices in the background. Tasty, if a bit on the heavy side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottled. Poured a nice shade of reddish-amber with a short darker beige head. The aroma picked up a lot of warm, wintery spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla came to mind) with sweet figs and biscuity malts supporting.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found tangy, peppery spices and orange peel on the tip of the tongue, with figs, molasses, and caramel following.. cinnamon and nutmeg around.. finished with warm spices, figs, and molasses on the finish. Medium-bodied, warm, and spicy on the palate.. this was tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottled on October 10, 2012.
Appearance: The body is a slightly hazy mahogany with a thin tan head with poor retention. The head settles into a thin coating and a dense ring.
Aroma:The aroma is heavy on the spices, ginger, nutmeg, allspice with a slight vanilla, cherries and graham cracker. It reminds me a bit of Pumking.
Taste: This is much more balanced than the nose indicates, it’s actually pretty great. The body is very malty with cinnamon and fruity notes, it reminds me a bit of applesauce. The spices are subdued but present. This is a nice fruity spiced beer.
Palate: Thick bodied with a slightly oily texture, light carbonation.
Overall: This is actually a worthwhile spiced beer. I can’t think of any complaints, I’ll likely pick up a 6 pack next year.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a deep red color with a short lived, tan head. There’s a spicy holiday bouquet of spice cake, mace, clove, and cinnamon. The flavor follows suit with all of those spices coming to mix with a bit of orange in a spiced up fruitcake sort of way. There’s a light bitterness on the back end. Full bodied and slightly oily on the palate. To the holidays!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Poured from a bottle, a deep brown color with red hints in the light and a small off-white head. Aroma is spices, Holiday spices: allspice, light nutmeg, with brown sugar and caramel malts. Great taste. Seems to me it belongs in the spice/herb category of beers; but this is one of the better beers in this type of winter/holiday category I have tried. It has a medium body that is smooth and spices. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Ar: Brown sugar, deep malts, dark caramel - raisin and molasses. Ap: Deep red - medium light tan head with moderate retention and a thin web of foam left over. T: Dark caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some clove - medium sweetness - black pepper, clean warming alcohol - very spicy - bitter orange - medium-low bitterness. P: Medium-full body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry. O: Lots of bold flavors here - spice and malt really come through - spice flavors are a bit overdone, but still very seasonal.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle shared by Dallas
Appearance: Clear amber with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Spruce tips, spices and sweet malts
Taste: Toasted malts, spices, sweet caramel, finishes with plastic coating your mouth
Ok, not enjoyable.


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