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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Well, the temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter. You know what that means don’t you? It’s time for our WINTER BREW… A full-bodied, high-octane brew capped off with our use of cinnamon and mace. This beer will warm you all the way to your bones. Brewed only one day a year. We only bottle 4200 liters, 550 12 oz. cases, and a handful of kegs, so get it while you can.

Malt: 2 Row, Munich, Chocolate, Black, 30/37 Carastan, 70/80 Crystal, Spice, Cinnamon, Mace

Hops: Centennial, Golding

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2004
Pours dark and has a small head. Complex flavors suggesting almost a Belgan heritage. I would like to know if this complies with GA 6% rules :>)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5218) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2004
1998 version, bottle 1711 of 4800. Thanks to TheBeerCellar2 for the trade! Brownish black with a tan head. Raisin, figs, smoke and hops in the aroma. Hoppy, allspice, fruity - pears, figs and raisin flavors throughout. Some pepper, butterscotch and caramel in there as well. Very tasty and complex, but satisfying. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2004
Mahogany color and ruby edges with some tan head and no lacing. The aroma is very sweet with brown sugar and spices along with a good significant balance of hops. The flavor is lightly musky and with a good molasses sweetness filling up the back. Very balanced and medium bodied. Yummy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2004
Pours a dark ruby with no head and a little spotty lacing. Strong nutmeg aromas with some fruit, might be the hops. Again nutmeg, this time a bit more blended with the hops and malts. Floral hops that is. Alcohol warms the bellah. Spicy palate, body is there, but not strong, and a spice laden finish of alcohol and hops. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
deep brown with red hints, beige head. mildly spicy(clove, cinnamon), and smoky aroma. dark malt, pine, tootsie roll flavour with balanced spice and smoke. a nicley balanced spiced ale. well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6520) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 21, 2004
Dark brown beer, with lovely bright white crown. Really nice looking beer. Clean aroma, light clean malt , not so sweet . Slightly oily texture, slight off roast bitterness. Nice aroma that flavour could not match up. Need better finish. Thanks Kimcheee !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
Caramel and brown sugar aromas, ruby with a tiny toffee head. Candied malt flavour, quite hoppy aftertaste. Medium bodied, nicely bitter. Very nice example. Thanks mr_kimchee!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
Dark brown w/ ruby hue. Swirling, wispy beige head. Mildly toasty aroma of chocolate & piny hops. Medium-full bodied, slightly chalky feel. Subtle, though not understated, roasty flavour of dark chocolate & coffee. An unusual beer that is more than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
Extra cheers to Kimchee for sharing this one! Dark burgundy-brown colour. Smokey nose with brown sugar and a slight cherry note. Lightish body is perilous. Smoke, spices, molasses...but silky and balanced. A different breed, but I liked it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2004
2002. Very brown with what appear to be a few proteins floating about. Taller bone colored head this a speckling of lace. Rich malt, with light hints of mace, and cloves. Very subtle nose. Some smoke and juniper also tickling the olfactory. Reminds me of a very light OSA. Feel it thicker, yet a touch of biting effervescence. Again rich toasty malt in the flavors. Light fruitcake flavors, with raisins, plums, and a touch of peach. Spice comes ut again in the finish. Light clove, allspice and a nip of red pepper. You can really sit down, relax and warm up with this one. Thanks Brewbandit.

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