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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%

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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. I once read that the Belgians say, "if you can tell what the spices are, you’ve used way to much" and that seems VERY appropriate here. This was WAAAAAY to spicy for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
2015-08-04. Hazy dark amber brown body, nice tan head fades. 3+ Aroma has a good amount of spice character, nutmeg, all spice and more I can’t pick out. 7++ Flavour is similar spice character, moderately bitter throughout, pleasant sweet malty core. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. This is basically Anchor’s Christmas beer with a bigger malt core, and it works better because of it. Spice character is still overly strong for my taste but I think that was the idea. Pretty nice, but better suited to Christmas than the much delayed summer consumption I am giving it. Bottle from Ye Olde Spirit Shop, MD.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hophead1234 (46) - - JUN 24, 2015
deep red color; spicy aroma - citrus, dark fruit, cinnamon, and an underlying caramel malt; lots of spice notes in the flavor - figs, citrus, cinnamon, nutmeg, mollases; fairly bitter; caramel malt background

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
conway (2210) - - APR 30, 2015
Bottle. Dark chestnut/ruby. Aroma is ginger, sugar cookies, clove and fancy soap. Gross. Taste adds pine needles and brown sugar. Certainly reminiscent of Xmas but not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (1903) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a small orangey-tan head. Smells of fig, ginger, orange, cinnamon, and other spice. Wow. Taste is cinnamon, ginger, figs, orange, tea... effing delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (934) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
bottle poured into a tumbler..amber/brown with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of nutmeg,ginger,cinnamon and other spices...spicy,earthy with some hops..different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (921) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle - rusty red with a medium head and either sediment or some sustained bubbles throughout the glass. Has a nice ginger aroma and taste up front and then a biscuit malt flavor after that. Medium thick body. Good sipping beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1987) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Good looking deep red medium bodied beer with strong head and lacing throughout the sample. Spiced winter ale never had a Swedish Glogg but liked this offering from Southern Tier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Mahogany pour w/ a light brown head. Aroma is spices, dark fruit, Christmas time. Taste is yum. Christmas spices, little dark fruit, just tasty. Flavor rises as it warms up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geoffordshire (4) - - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
Aroma is highly spiced reminding me of a holiday spiced candle on my grandma mantle in 1993. The appearance is beautiful dark ruby red like a pointcedia next to the candle on the mantle with small head minimal lacing. Average mouthfeel. Overall a good representation of a spiced beer but not my favorite with overwhelming spices.

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