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”double spiced ale brewed in the tradition of Swedish Glögg”

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CaptainBoosh (44) - - NOV 19, 2013
Pours amber-red with small white head. Atoms is cinnamon and cloves. Tastes delicious, like magical holiday elves dancing on my tongue. Actually, spicy bread with mostly cinnamon and cloves again and slightly dark fruit tones at the end. Good mouthfeel but not heavy. Overall my favorite holiday drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scipio (749) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pours a very dark, clear red with a medium white head. The aroma has a holiday feel to it, with strong cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and spices. The taste remains heavy in cinnamon. While it keeps the rest of the impressions that were found in the nose, they aren’t nearly as pronounced. There is a somewhat yeasty flavor actually. Short cinnamon aftertaste. I find this light in body. The texture is rather thin, almost watery. Soft in carbonation. Given the light mouthful, I’m surprised that this is 8% alcohol. Anyway, this isn’t all that special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2991) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
The aroma is spices, caramel backbone. The appearance is clear deep ruby, white head. The flavor is spices, like nutmeg, cinnamon, orange peel, mint, clove, kitchen sink, etc, some caramel. The finish is purely spices, slight burn Interesting, if a bit of a "done before" feel Medium in body, slightly thick. Good overall. Definitely Christmas-y in spirit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewIPA (88) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
A very full beer with an explosion of tastes happening. Definitely all of the holiday spices present here. A really interesting beer that you will want to sip and enjoy slowly, just like the holidays. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1411) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
12 Ounce Bottle; Pour is a one finger, modest off white / fine bubbled head into this glass - retention is fairly poor here, however , but it does provide a nice, clear ruby coloration in the typical christmas feeling. The nose is spruce tips, nutmeg, spice, and sweetbread, I suppose. The flavor profile provides pine and spruce initial, moving to cranberry and fruit cake - nutmeg and cinnamon spice, with a lingering bitterness - This was a nice experience - not a mind blower.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
pretty Ruby red pour with an off white head. Nose is sweet cranberry, spice, nutmeg. Taste is all holiday spice. Really sweet and it almost tastes like a holiday wreath. Honey finish, ginger bread cookies. Not bad, but it’s intense. Couldn’t drink too much of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1979) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Very spicy aroma. Spicy, full but not heavy. Punchy, crisp. Nutmeg, cinnamon, mint, clove, and malt.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a clear ruby-amber color with basically no head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and other holiday spices. Absolutely fantastic. Taste mostly follows the nose. The spices are a bit too intense, but it is still delicious. As Christmas a beer as I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2409) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
A: Deep Reddish Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Sweet Malts T: Cinnamon, Sweet Bread, Nutmeg M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Spicy, Mildly Malty Overall, still a pretty excessive xmas ale but not as bad as others....drinkable but overly spiced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Great beer for the cool weather. ’cellared’ this one, don’t think I did to much as far as maturing. But still as good as I remembered from last winter. Spicy, warming, and good drinking

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