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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A German-style Hellerbock with a few twists, The Gift is Starr Hill’s holiday offering. The beautiful golden color only hints at the fire inside. Made with two-row and Munich malts and balanced with German noble hops, The Gift is the perfect accompaniment to any holiday event or festivity.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1628) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Refrigerated bottle poured into a glass. Pours a gold with medium white head. Tastes pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
12oz Bottle: Pours amber orange, a reasonable white head on top. Aroma is heavy with toffee, quite malty. It’s a smooth sip but with a sharp alcohol bite, grass, toffee and some bitter, floral hops. Better than I expected, nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4206) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2010
This poured a gold color with a white head. Aroma was sticky sweet malts, some german hops, and toasted as well. Flavor was grassy hops, some odd sweetness that was lamost like corn sugar and some caramel toasted notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010

Date: December 13, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: The Pint House, Asheville
Appearance: clear copper, dense white head, drippy lace
Aroma: lightly sweet bready malt aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, nice bready character, light earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma slightly sweet fruits, with notes of yeast. Flavor is grains, malts, yeast. Pretty smooth, sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2009
The aroma is slightly offensive with a sour vinegar like pungency. There is a bit of sweet malt and fruit but it’s hard to detect. The appearance is amber gold with a foamy head. The taste is hardly sour at all and is actually quite nice with an emphasis on malt and a touch of fruit. The palate is average. Overall it’s not the best smelling beer but it tastes alright.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2009
12oz – The Wine Source. Gold, creamy white head. Sweet butterscotch and toasted bready notes warm to softer scents of dried dark fruit and apple. Sweet golden raisin bread flavors take on a faint dried cherry and caramel finish. Medium bodied with a smooth sweet end. Not bad, but the sweetness needs to be better kept in check next time…

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12 oz bottle. Clear pale orange with some white foam. Nondescript nose; mild toffee, floral and cardboard. Medium body with zingy, biting carb. Taste is watery caramel, grass, hay and dough. Dry finish with stale spices.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3981) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Pours a soft orange with some haze and a one finger frothy yellow head. The nose is fruity, sweet, banana bread, some toasted malt, mild spicy hop character. Flavor shows toasted malt, some grain, grassy hop character, mild sweetness. Palate is soft with some spice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2009 bottle, shared by peregrinari: Pours a transparent bright golden bronze with a small froth of off-white head. Has a sweet caramel and butterscotch nose with some light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and sweet doughy caramel with some warming alcohol and light fruity complexity before a drier slightly more bittersweet finish. A decent heller bock.


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