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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Ēdouble spiced ale brewed in the tradition of Swedish GlŲggĒ


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanK (198) - Rhode Island, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours a dark but clear red with a white head almost non existent. Smells spicy and herbal, honestly a lot like a moxie soda if you ever smelt one. Light bodied easily drinkable and good level of carbonation. Not over flavorful at all, but quite an interesting beer with much complexity. There is a orange/ lemony citrus elements and little but some bitterness from hops. Mostly that herbal spicy flavor sticks out, but not Belgian type spicy, does still kind of remind me of moxie. Versatile and easy to drink, I feel bad for people (myself included) who may have passed on this before thinking it was a fad beer. Iím surprised Iím rating it this high but its all there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. DOB: 10/23/13 (I think). A slightly hazy ruby pour with a smallish khaki head. Hot mulled cider, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, oranges, citrus rinds, caramel, candi sugar, and a hint of peppermint in the aroma. Goes down medium-bodied. A unique ginger/caramel/candi sugar combo starts things off taste-wise. Spruce. Juniper. Fresh figs. Spicy as hell the whole way through. A touch of warming alcohol from start to finish as well. Xmas in a bottle!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 A decent Christmas beer. Has a nice spicy aroma and taste. A little watery though, I wish it was stronger.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdskinns (196) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber color with little white head. Aroma is very nice with nutmeg, spices, and dark fruits. Taste follows the aroma but was much more than I was expecting. The spices are a little too much for me and make this hard to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle - to me, this came off as a higher alcohol version of a typical winter warmer. Well executed, but not exciting.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krittenhouse (18) - Shelby, USA - JAN 13, 2014
This is an awesome glass of extraordinary flavor. It is smooth, with a fullness to the mouth. The feel is also pleasant. I so needed this tonight!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkbcr (104) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2014
An interesting Christmas beer. Dark amber color, sweet spice aroma and a minimal head. The orange peel really comes through at first then gives way the spices, the figs give it a sweet finish. Very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3570) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
bottle - Pours clear amber with a rich fruity, spicy, malty aroma. The flavor is sweet with some alcohol, dark fruit, oranges, and plenty of spice including cinnamon and nutmeg. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1585) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle...Pour is clear ruby..Nose is spice, orange, bitterness, caramels, toffee..Taste is christmas spices, orange, caramel,bread and some dark fruit.. some bitterness..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djspe (2) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
A wonderful winter seasonal brew with a bite. I donít taste the figs as much as as orange peel and nutmeg, it definitely hits the mark as an xmas beer. Quite drinkable on itís own and wonderful with a warm bowl of curry. Pleasant carbonation, a bit sweeter than I normally like but you canít tell this is a double caliber abv. Would definitely buy again, Iím not sure I would want to drink more than one in a sitting though.


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