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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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16626) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared by Blipp at my house. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Nose/taste of spiced fig, cinnamon, nutmeg, malt and orange peel. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle from jredmond. Pours clear copper with slight beige head. Aroma is juniper and mixed spice. Med body or so. Flavor is mixed - sort of pie spice mixed with twigs and/or juniper. Hence a bit woody. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear brown with an average frothy off-white head that was fully lasting with good lacing. Good complex spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, allspice, some caramel, ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, ginger, some allspice, light earthy, cinnamon. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, dates, burnt sugar. The taste is brown sugar, banana, spices, herbal notes. Medium bodied. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11323) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Sample at Brews Cafe. The beer is a clear dark copper color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is spicy with notes of malt and pine. Medium body with flavors of cinnamon, malt and dark fruit. The finish is sweetly spiced with a nutmeg and malt aftertaste. Above average all around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized head. This one was not bad, bu tit was lots of spices and I’m not crazy about spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Heavily spiced but not a bad chritmas ale, backing spice form the hops, decent malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: 2xMas
Date: December 02, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, creamy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, cinnamon, caramel malt
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, bready, lots of spices, cinnamon, well balanced with the rich malts, spicy bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

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