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RATINGS: 362   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”


Nephilium's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1414) - Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2012
The aroma is dark fruit and spice, pours a clear red with a full off-white head. The flavor of fig comes through, with a slightly spicy finish. The 8% alcohol is well hidden. There’s a bit of slickness in the mouthfeel. This is an easy drinking Christmas beer, which just expands the options this time of year.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (201) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours amber with a nice head. Ginger, vanilla, nutmeg and wintery spices aroma. Similar to taste with a bit of bitterness. Good beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (3243) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Draft pour into a pint glass. Pours a clear amber color with a beige head of foam. Good retention and lacing. The aroma is slice and astringent bitterness. Taste is more of that. Bitter finish with medium body and medium carbonation. I just dont really care for the style, I suppose.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CamdenD (1105) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2014
Certainly has some spice. Almost rosemary-like on the nose. Christmas tree later. It’s a bit cloying at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (231) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a clear red-butterscotch. Aroma is lightly spiced. Flavor is clearly spiced - cardamom, nutmeg, hints of clove, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla. I taste citrus pith, but not specifically orange. Figs? They may add to the richness but not specific flavor. The spice is nicely balanced and rides on a nice medium-light ale base. The spice carries into a long finish. Surprisingly satisfying. Nice work ST.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (647) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nothingbutIPAs (23) - 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

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pumpkin87 (21) - - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (962) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tejas (882) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5103) - 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.


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