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RATINGS: 328   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”


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8118) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 06/11/12. Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin tan head that forms a pond and clears to the edge of the glass. Nose comprises Xmas cake, orange peel, spice, toffee, dark fruits, sherry trifle. Tastes of bread, cake mix, dates, clove, cinamon, a little booze. Medium bodied with bite with soft carbonation. Ok as Xmas beers go.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark nutty brown color with minimal head. Nose is somewhat fruity with nutty and caramel flavors. Palate is a little stingy with some medium mouthfeel. Flavors of sweet sticky caramel, spicy Xmas notes like ginger? Cherries? Nutmeg? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6288) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
12oz bottle. Strong spice aroma up front. I wish there was a bit more hearty malt to balance it out, it’s pretty much all spice here. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and etc. Bitter taste, with a strong spice bite. Some honey, orange peel. Dark, clear red color, minimal khaki head. Only a couple loose dots of lace. Dry texture, medium body, lighter carbonation. It does get better as it sits and warms though

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5992) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
11/12/12. 12oz bottle from Grassroots. Clear brown/red pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring and doesn’t lace much. Big sweet, spiced aroma with brown sugar, molasses, and brown sugar... it reminds me of cookies or cake or something. Sweet, spiced flavor as well, again with fruitiness, but mostly spice... again reminding me of cake or something. I’m torn. This is a little weird and a bit too "holiday" for me, and yet, I’m kinda digging it. Not bad!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6108) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Draft at sb. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Big candied ginger nose, very much like a cascade dish soap. With sheeting action. Creamy medium body lively carb. Ginger, molasses, and dish detergent mid palate. Long molasses ginger finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Sweet and spices. Raisins. Gingerbread. Nice christmas ale. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobaidan (505) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours dark ruby with a medium head. Aroma is lots of spice, almost gingerbread. A bit on the sticky side, but with good carbonation. Flavor is sweet and spicy with a lot of clove cinnamon fig ,and orange. There is a bit of a hop bite and some alcohol presence in the finish. A very bold Christams ale.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CasperSpooks (9) - - NOV 11, 2012 does not count
Pours deep reddish brown with thin head that exits quickly. Definitely Xmas spices on the nose. Mild carbonation. Sweet raisin, nutmeg, and clove hit on the front and then finishes with strong ginger snap notes. Alcohol lingers in the finish dulling some of the initial sweetness. Taste, like aroma, is big and bold. Enjoyable winter beer but can’t see having more than one in a day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
BOttle. Pours deep brown. Smell fruity and ginger cookie. Tastes is ginger bread and ginger cookies AKA the gingerbread man. Medium body and crisp gingery carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (279) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 Six pack from giant eagle. Spicy nose and initial cinnamon and nutmeg taste. Def a Xmas beer. Smooth balance but very spicy. Aftertaste is the best though. Tastes like gingerbread! ---Rated via my mouth


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