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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (838) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2014
12oz into a leffe glass. Pours a dark brown amber cola. Lacing is small, thin and there. Aroma of Xmas spice galore, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange, and even a nutcracker. Taste of the same, orange dominate, quite a sweet malty prevalence, a good hearty friendly brew for the season with a nice kick with the gracious abv. Take a bottle, pass it down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nothingbutIPAs (59) - Hillsborough, USA - DEC 18, 2014
just not my style. beer taste like a Christmas beer should, lots of spices and I think a little orange is in there. others would probably like this more than me. just too spicy and not enough hops for my liking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pumpkin87 (231) - - DEC 18, 2014
Pours an attractive chestnut with red-orange undertone, tan medium-body head quickly disappears. Big spice and orange peel on the nose; that’s really big spice, almost like sniffing a ground pile of cardamom, ginger, clove and cinnamon. On the tongue, a burst of orange peel oil very briefly balances the almost dusty dry spice. But the nice initial mouthfeel quickly gets overwhelmed by the harsh spices, which seem thrown in rather than mixed. There’s what seems like a nice ale underneath, and as dry as the spicing is it doesn’t entirely eliminate the smooth beery element. But if this is supposed to be glögg, it tastes more like dumping the spice rack. And the poor figs! Not one survived. I expect better from Southern Tier.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (1163) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber quick head. Nice seasonal spice aroma. Full palate but flavor starts to dirty up as this warms up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tejas (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2014
I don't know what the spice is in this but if I were to guess, I'd guess ginger. Nevertheless, it's way too much. Very unbalanced and undrinkable. Drain pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark chestnut body under a one finger frothy off-white head. The nose is super crazy spicy, huge amounts of cinnamon, nutmeg, maybe some ginger, orange peel, and fairly heavy sweetness. The flavor is just as over loaded with spices as the aroma was showing. The cinnamon and ginger are so heavy they almost burn the tongue. The sweetness is even muted by the heavy spice, and I know that there’s a heavy and sweet malt base down there. Medium bodied with a sticky and clingy finish and lots of fizzy carbonation. Not an easy drinking beer, thankfully this one is only a 12 oz bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (675) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Reddish, strong spiced aroma with hints of black pepper and ginger. Spiced and caramel malt flavor. Spicy after taste. Fully body. This beer is all spice but very good. It's not something you would drink a few of. Best drunk as part of winter celebrating and full festive meals as an after dinner drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lstorie3 (23) - Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a copper reddish with a very small slight off white head. Head dissipates rather quickly. Smell is cloves and banana and cinnamon and bubble gum. My God it smells like Christmas. Medium mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. The taste is very interesting. It was a good bit piney-er than I expected. A bit of alcohol warmth. Honestly, there’s a little too much going on tastewise - all the smells are represented in the flavor - maybe just a bit too much. Not really sure if I like the taste, but I know I like the smell a whole lot more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Clear brown red pour and no head. heavily spiced, cloves and piney hops nose light, slightly sticky body. bitter clean spiced finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2595) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Deep clear reddish brown with a cream colored head. Aroma of pumpkin pie, clove, fig, berries, and pine. Taste is well spiced, malty and slightly sweet, just barely boozy, and a little bitter. Medium-full bodied. Very well done; lots of spice/holiday flavors without overdoing it or lacking the necessary backbone.

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