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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”


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OPIE788 (333) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft. Nice amber color with an off white head. Cinnamon and allspice nose. Cinnamon, sweet dark fruit and I think some pine flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draught. You need to be in the mood for a spiced beer with this one. Its big and aromatic and full of flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanD9 (6) - USA - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
This was a very good holiday beer. Spicy warm sour notes quickly followed by notes reminding me of woody pine and berry. This beer finishes very clean.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2055) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a clear dark amber color with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. Aroma of oranges, toasted malts, tons of spice (mainly cinnamon), and mild sweet caramel. Taste of overpowering cinnamon and other spices, caramel malt, orange peel, and light citrus. I know the spice is the main focus of this beer, but its too much for my liking.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (306) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Bottle poured into tulip glass. Amazing spice aroma from the beginning. Truly a holiday feel from this festive ale. Auburn or mahogany color. Taste doesn’t quite live up to the aroma but malty, bourbon-y prevalence. Falls in line with a lot of the Southern Tier hop-centric collection. Slightly off in the aftertaste but impressed by the aroma. Not quite twice the Christmas...maybe 1.5 times.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
A very daring winter warmer pushing some non traditional beer spices way to the forefront. Allspice and cloves are driving here with the cloves leading. Some cinnamon, and scads of ginger are in there too, all backed by a malty American strong ale. Will all of this spicy goodness, I still find myself wanting to taste more beer. Definitely interesting, but the novelty wears off fast. Tough to drink on its own, pair this up with a spice cake or gingerbread.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (182) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Pours a dark amber with dark ruby hue. Good head with nice lacing that dissipates . The nose is a WOW of spice. Ginger, cinnamon, clove and either cardamom or allspice against a slight dark malt sweetness. Medium body and carbonation. The taste is like the nose - an exceptional blend of spice against a slight malt sweetness. Well balanced with a focus on Christmas spices that is expertly taken to the limit of flavor. Clean finish with a burst of spice flavor and a nice warm burn. If you like spice, this beer is for you.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2013
If you put everything Christmas in a bottle, you would get this beer. With a spicy ginger and cinnamon aroma, and amazingly complex yet simple flavor palate, this is not just a great holiday beer, but a great beer beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (792) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
(Bottle). This was the perfect choice after decorating the Christmas Tree. Bright aroma, rich with spices and pine. Mahogany complexion with thin head. The flavor is unique. Festively spiced with understated alcohol. A perfect seasonal selection. I think this is way underrated within RB. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gamin (98) - - DEC 10, 2013
One of the most affordable spiced holiday ales out there. I always have a six pack in the fridge during the holidays. Spices are right up front in both the aroma and initial taste followed by a peppery sweet finish.


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