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RATINGS: 396   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”


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2537) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Mahogany-cherry amber colored pour with a quick lasting off-white fizzy head. The spices in the aroma include a big dose of ginger and nutmeg, clove and allspice. Light hop note. Medium body. The booze tends to kick in more in the taste than on the nose along with the ginger and peppery spices. The finish lingers and ends dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2508) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Stumbled upon this today in the supermarket and made an impulse purchase. Good buy. Heavy spiciness in the nose, along with cherries and cola. Nice dark appearance with tan head. Rather clear. Palate has some oak along with the cola fruit and spice. Nice, this plus the cold weather has me ready for the holidays.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Another surprise here. On draft at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Pours light ruby with a beige head. Nose is spice of Christmas cookies: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, perhaps cardamom and coriander. Usually this is not a good mix for me, but this one works. Tastes like a Christmas cooking, replete with icing. Who knew?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. Nice malty presence with a good bit of spice in there. Very Christmas tasting! I’d definitely drink this on Christmas morning, Christmas eve or New years eve.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours a one finger light tan head that fades quickly to a ring and leaves no lace. Cloudy dark amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Orange peel nose and flavor is spicy orange peel, figs are hidden. $2.09 for a 12oz bottle from Madden Beverage Saco, ME.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Draft at keg no 229 NYC. Pours a dark rick red brown color with no head . Taste is malty and bready with a really nice flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2012
12oz bottle - pours amber with quickly diminishing tan head. Nose is nutmeg. Flavor adds caramel, spices, and a general potpourris. Medium body. Mildly sweet. Festive but I wouldn’t drink two.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of cookie and roasted, light to moderate herbs and cooked orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast with raisin, port, nutmeg and cinnamon. Head is small, fizzy, light tan with no lacing but good legs and is almost fully diminishing. Color is clear medium red/brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, between oily and creamy, with a soft to lively carbonation and a sticky finish. Malts dominate the nose, then the hints of spices follow, exceptional balance in flavor and a smooth palate. This is an above average American Strong Ale and an excellent Christmas time beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 28, 2012
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear walnut brown with small khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of cinnamon, cherries, raisins, nutmeg, allspice, toffee, caramel and brown sugar. Taste of toffee, caramel, spices, brown sugar and floral hops. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. A classic Christmas spiced beer. Not overdone. Good balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 4, 2013
12oz bottle. Clear amber with a small light tan head. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon, caramel and graham cracker. Flavor is rich and malty with a good dose of pie spice and well hidden alcohol. Medium body with a smooth soft mouth feel. Nice spicy xmas beer.


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