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RATINGS: 395   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”


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4555) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Oak Tree, 11/28/12

Aroma: The nose is mostly winter spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc), with some malty and fruity notes
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear dark reddish color with minimal head and absolutely no lace
Flavor: Tastes a lot like the nose, with a strong spice component, is lightly sweet and lightly bitter
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with an average-to-lively carbonation, and a dry, spicy finish
Overall Impression: I found this one to be a solid, spice forward, offering. It wasn’t an absolute favorite of mine, but it had some nice components. From a categorization standpoint, I personally would probably call it a Spice/Herb/Veggie, but I guess you can’t go wrong sticking something in the catch-all American Strong category.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4544) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Draft. Amber brown pour with tan head. Spices, cinnamon and sweet candy like aroma. Gingerbread, cinnamon and spice flavors. Definitely festive.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4531) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2013
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep amber with a thick, beige head. Aroma of spices and fruit cake, plus a little caramel malts and floral notes. Flavor the same. Average texture. Interesting, but not for me.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4487) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Not a fan of spiced holiday beers. Sweet alarming aroma. Orangish. Starts off better thn expected than it morphs into a volatile warm throat sensation. On finish it settles down a tad. Little co2 and somewhat mouth coating. Did not appreciate the high alky content.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wlajwl (4452) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Aroma and flavor is spices, very medicinal, similar to mouthwash and not again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4352) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours mahogany color, tan head. Nice lacing. Aromas of dried dark fruits, loads of Orange Peels, some spice. Tastes of spice. Cinnamon, clove, orange peel, dried fig. Very nice holiday spice. Overall it reminds me of holiday spiced Glögg. Merry XMAS 2012. (3561)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4336) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. The smell is soapy, fruits, prune, and apple pie. The look is clear, a beige colored head, and red brick colored. The taste is fruits, apples, spice, and sugary.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
The aroma is very spicy and fruity with all the smells of the season. There is also caramel and pine hops. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a great example of the Christmas/winter/holiday style but a bit to astringent for me.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4158) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with an average cream colored head. Aroma is of cinnamon, anise, clove, chestnut, and toffee. Taste is of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and nuts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4148) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, beige head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon, dates, figs, earthy hops, toasted malt, and light caramel. Flavor is toast malt forward with heavy spice, dark fruit esters, and faint hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.


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