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Speakeasy Winter Spice Ale

Speakeasy Winter Spice Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
We made an exceptionally aromatic and malty Brown Ale that we infused with our favorite holiday spices – Allspice, Clove and Ginger. We kept the spicing fairly subtle – we wanted it to be a beer first, not a potpourri. Easy drinking but lots of complexity. 6.5% abv, minimal hopping.

PilsnerPeter's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Notes from my backlog: Rusty copper pour with a fading head. Soft vanilla in the aroma with nutmeg and clove. Silky body. Toasted spice flavor with ginger, clove, nutmeg and graham cracker. Rich yet dry. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2010
The aroma is spicy, cinnamon. clove. The flavor is malt forward, caramel, brown sugar, spices. The finish is spicy also. The body is medium. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a clear dark copper with a thin fizzy head. Nose is what a surprise spicy. Clove and ginger dominate. On the first sip a delicious malt base says hello drink me. Then the spices come In to play. Now clove and Ginger are not my favorite flaves but they really work well in this. They don’t overpower with the spice,they compliment the big malts really nicely. But this beer is a one and done. Glad to have had it and ready for something else.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
Deep ruddy-amber pour. The nose is very toasty with a lot of medium crystal malt and a little bit of anise and clove as well. A touch of burnt sugar adds some decent complexity to the sweetness. Very chewy and rich with a nice lingering fruitiness. Softly wheaty with a bit of lighter spice added to the back of the heavier spices. Fruity and quite pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Draft at Rattle N Hum. Amber pour with some white head. Very spicey aroma, atleast clove, and ginger. Would be nice in the fall, drinkable beer with a bit of warming for a low abv beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2010
Tap at Rattle’n’Hum. Coriander, caramel, wintergreen, cardamon, nutmeg. It’s really easy to pick out a myriad of aromas in these overspiced beers, but that doesn’t really mean anything. Anyone can throw a pantry into a kettle. The flavor is the same, if less effervescent. Basically a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
Draft. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Aromatics are ginger, dingy earth tones, bitter with some light allspice, and subdued dusty hop tones. A bit more floral in terms of flavor with some light spice. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (3006) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2010
Draught from rattle & hum. I thought this was an excellent and interesting brown ale. The gingers and spicing were well done and good malts, I really liked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2010
Tap @ Rattle n Hum - tasty, some roasty and nuttiness over a clear, candy syrupy taste. Some vineous quality and nice spice. Clear, fresh finish. tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Draft. Pours amber with a thin head. Clove and nutmeg spicy aroma, with a nutty sweetness. The flavor has a light roast, christmas spices, a chestnut-like nutty sweetness, and a hint of coffee in the finish. I’m a sucker for these spiced brown ales.

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