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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Our holiday seasonal ale with cinnamon, honey, orange peel and fresh ginger has been tapped, so now the holiday season can officially begin! Cheers! From The BREW Kettle Family.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1013) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from a recent trade. Poured into a snifter at home...hot as balls in South Florida...95 today. Good day for a Winter beer. Aroma is heavy breads, sweet malts, orange, cinnamon, candy dark sugars, and gingerbread. Taste is similar with the bread, gingerbread, orange, sweet candy, and dark caramel malts. Booze finish with spices. Medium to full body. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1060) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle pour copper red. Nose sweet caramel, ginger, companion. Taste similar to nose up font, caramel malt, then spice. Mild alcohol heat in the finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (887) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Yeah...ho ho ho and all of that shit after the fact with all the cinnamon and ginger goodness one would expect from a holiday (not Memorial Day) beer. The booziness is hidden until the end, kinda like a Mormon escaping the compound.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2605) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 bottling. Pours moderately hazy ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, orange peel, herbal, floral, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, fig, caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, orange peel, herbal, floral, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of fruity yeast, malt, and spice flavors; with a good malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice winter warmer style. Good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2017) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2014
@ Jungle Jims / Eastgate - Cloudy deep caramel color with a partial head cover, light dots of lace. Malt opens things, grows a little\, adding prunes and spices, yielding to bittering late. Some alcohol apparent in the finish. Somewhat watery in texture, yet still heavy on the swallow. Very drinkable, but many better selections are out there.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3662) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle: Pours clear, copper-red with a small, tan head. Malty, toffee aroma....ginger. Taste is ginger, spices, caramel, honey. Very nice, easy-going holiday brew. Tasty and mild despite the high ABV. A bit of whiskey in aroma and taste. Very good, it does provide a bit of warmth, all right.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12oz bottle. Filtered, deep amber-copper body. Thinnish off-white head. Smooth and malty, pretty nice Winter beer. You definitely get some fruity flavors, the ginger, cinnamon, and orange-peel being quite prominent, but they are smoothed out by the honey. Balanced, malty, clean, no off notes. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (672) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Nice dark dark amber color with no head and spotty oily lacing. Aroma is malty and spicy. Has great oktoberfest malt taste with more spices. Pretty good overall.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
msalsbury (26) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Very nice. Pours a beautiful, clear mahogany color with off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma includes dark fruit, honey, malt, and cinnamon. Flavor is definitely sweet, but not syrupy. The ginger and nutmeg take a back seat in this one, with the honey, malt, cinnamon, and citrus peel dominating. The 8.2% ABV combined with the cinnamon delivers the "warming" you’d expect in a beer called Winter Warmer. Very, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (909) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2013
A pleasant experience; this is a well accomplished winter warmer with just the right peaks and valleys of sweetness and fun holiday adjuncts. Damn thing will warm you up.


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