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RATINGS: 525   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


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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Toasted roasted goodness. Cinnamon, brown sugar, spice aroma. Deep dark pour. Thick and delicious. I am not a fan of most Xmas brews. This one however, is excellent. Well played Sweetwater! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9884) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. No label taken. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, winter spiced cocoa. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4408) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle: (2014 Edition) Purple-brown with a frothy tan head. Cola, cinnamon aroma. Taste is cinnamon, chocolate malt. Nicely done without going for too much spicing..... Easy drinking....almost no alcohol presence. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a dark ruby, almost cola color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light roast, lots of earthy notes. Light cloves, some peppery notes. Flavor had cloves, spices, some light burnt malt, smoke. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle to stem. Dark brown/mahogany with thin tan head. A: malt, spice, caramel, dark fruit. T: toffee, dark fruit, spice. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2365) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with beige head. Spices, cinnamon, roasty, smoke aromas and flavors. Pretty typical spiced winter seasonal. These type of beers aren’t really my thing anymore, although they aren’t bad every once in awhile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3862) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle thanks to my Winter Secret Santa. Pours a darker brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt and spices. Taste is malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2363) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Deep garnet in color, the light chocolate head and lace are quite pronounced. Caramel, hints of chocolate and of course the malts dominate the nose. Front begins malt, medium top, dry, acidic, moderate carbonation and a quite quaffable beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2580) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Darkish, strong. Smoky and fruity notes, some caramel and cookie. Rich and a nice winter warmer. Touches of an earthy and spicy hop, generally earthy spicy character throughout, with a warming cookie malt palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4235) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Strong bready prune nose, with cinnamon and pecan notes. Clear cola brown, thick tan head with good retention. Charred oak, dry plum flavor. Prune and black cherry make occasional appearances. Creamy medium body. Interesting beer in that it simulates a Belgian strong ale without the apparent use of candi sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3282) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Howler draft from Hendersonville on a play date with Myla. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Roasty aroma with some vegetal notes and spice. Pleasant, malty flavor but no real strong character. Good.


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