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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1519) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours medium brown with red highlights and a fine-grained, thin, off-white head. Nose is clove, cinnamon, and cardamom, especially the last; smells like Scandinavian pastry. Sweet and malty on the tongue, again with the cardamom at the forefront; bitter roast and clove/cinnamon acridity closes in after, cutting the rich sweetness nicely. Finish is dry and smoky, still with the spices predominant. It’s not something I’d drink a lot of, but it’s a really, really nice variant on the usual holiday brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (922) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 29, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a off whit head. Taste cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (1014) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2013
The taste of the orange peel and fig really comes through in a pleasant way. One of the better xmas ales.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine Sterling. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Smells like Christmas cheer. It’s like mistletoe and bakers spices on the tongue. Finishes clean. Hides the alcohol well. This one’s pretty damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (796) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber, with bubbly head. Aroma is cinnamon with some citrus or cardomman tones. Effervescent and spicy. Sparkly and sweet were surprising. Expected darker and maltier, but happy with how this works. Finishes a bit dry and off balanced, but overall very good and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
On tap at Tap 42, Ft Lauderdale, pours a deep brown amber. Nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and wintergreen. Taste is deeply spiced with the aforementioned aroma notes and sweetly so. Finish is long and ends on the same wintery spices. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1796) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
On tap at Tap 42. Pours brown with a tan head and aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is of spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and caramel with a spicy finish. Very nice winter brew, nice Christmas spices

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Aroma is full, lots of ginger, nutmeg, clove. There is a hint of sugar as well. Appearance is somewhere between amber and brown, little head but I would say light tan. Taste is...different. All of the spices hit at the end, while the beginning is sort of a mess of many flavors with not one in particular standing out. Ginger, nutmeg, and clove are very apparent at the end, and it’s a pretty spicy finish. Mouthfeel is pretty good, edging on thick but it’s just missing something. Overall, I’m not completely disappointed, but this could be better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (690) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Aroma is incredible, ginger bread house.. definitely Christmas in a bottle. ..the taste isnt my favorite, but this really is incredible how well the aroma matches christmas

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
On tap at Brewvolution. Brown pour with a white head. The aroma has a good bit of toffee and cinnamon to it. The flavor, on the other hand, tastes like a Christmas tree. I get a huge amount of juniper and pine as well as some allspice and cinnamon. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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