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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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”double spiced ale brewed in the tradition of Swedish Glögg”


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4981) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Nice brown coloured body with a ruby glow and a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of nice spice, banana bread, allspice, canella and a ton of nutmeg. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong spice flavour with allspice, cloves, cinnamon, ginger root and a hint of cardamom with some roasted malt, a bit of yeast and a definite alcohol bite on the finish. Aftertaste shows a nice spicey complexity, but the alcohol and bitterness interrupt with the warmth a bit too much and the spices overpowering. Overall, a nice beer, but not executed flawlessly - so this one should be sampled if found easily, but passed up if there are other options close by. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 12-December-2012 for US$1.59 sampled at home in Upstate New York on 26-December-2012.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4907) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12oz bottle. Unfiltered glowing ruby red body. Thin beige head. Very forward with the spicing, has a nice fruitcake thing going on, cinnamon in the aftertaste. Smooth and clean on the palate, this is a pretty nice Winter Warmer. Gloggy I suppose. Easy drinking for the ABV. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4888) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Smells pretty decent. A big improvement from the Great Lakes Christmas I had earlier. Aromas of ginger and lots of clove. Pours red clear with a little lacing. Palate is watery but spices are well integrated. Taste isnt overly sweet. Works well. On tap at Blue Monk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4697) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Pours deep, clear mahogany into a Sam glass. White head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet cinnamon and nutmeg aromas. Medium bodied with sweet dark caramel and nutmeg upfront turning to cinnamon toast in the lasting warming finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4606) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
12 oz bottle from ABC Liquors in Spring Hill. Pours a hazy copper brown with a tan head. Nose is gingerbread with hints of allspice, pepper, and yeast. Flavor is gingerbread with some pepper, some spice, and some toasted malt. Light to medium in body and nice with a strange yeastiness to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bad label, standard longneck. Clear, ruddy, tea-colored beer; not much head. Spicy, malty aroma. Overly spiced when cold - a bit ham-handed on the nutmeg perhaps - so let this one warm up. Woody-sweet malts, dry caramel. Spice and alcohol burn at the end of a medium heavy body. Faint chocolate notes towards the end, implied vanilla. Not bad, if you’re around a bonfire. ABC, Betton.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4562) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Dark copper color with a very small head. Aroma of cardamom and ginger. Flavor is mostly cardamom, nutmeg and some cinnamon. Fairly malty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4523) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Spicy X-mas ale with traces of nutmeg and all the other stuff. Amber. Malty. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4517) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Pours deep reddish-brown with a short, yellow-tan head. Aroma is cola, gingerbread, cinnamon. Taste is peppery, spiced bread/cake, nutmeg... Leaves no doubt as to which holiday it represents... Very tasty..though a trifle over the top.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2012
12 oz bottle from a 6pack from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a good looking reddish/amber with an average faomy light beige head. Aroma has that "holiday" nose, notes of spices, chocolate, toast, orange peel, cardamom. Rather full bodied with stronger carbonation that is almost stingy. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a chocolate malt backbone, pronounced spices and a touch of range peel. Solid beer but I think this would be better classified as a "spice, herb, vegetable" beer.


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