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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pours a medium brown with little head. Smells of rosemary and black pepper. Well balanced taste. Not too sweet with a tinge of bitterness on the way down. Nice winter beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
The beer poured a dark amber which was clear and sparkling and had a loose but plentiful head atop it. Aroma was of holiday spice...nutmeg, all-spice, and maybe a touch of cinnamon. Flavor was also spicy, but also offered a hefty dose of maltiness that was neither overly sweet nor cereal-y. Mouthfeel was a bit thick and appropriate. I thought this beer to be quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
A Christmas Ale from the Brew Kettle in Strongsville Ohio. A nice spicy note on the nose, with cinnamon and citrus peel, with subtle amber and honey notes. Pours a nice brown with a thin head, goes down easy and finishes crisp and clean. Great!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Color is on the darker side of amber. Aroma is more citrus and less spice than I anticipated. The taste leans on the citrus side, too. Lots of orange and even some lemon peel. Spices are noticeable in the background with cinnamon and fresh ginger. In this, the warmth comes not from the spices, but from the 8% ABV. The booze in this one will sneak up on you! Havenít had a Winter Warmer quite like this. Definitely citrus dominant rather than spice dominant, but itís rather tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beeratarian (103) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
As much as I love TBK. I was very unimpressed with this one. Aroma medicine and a little clove and ginger. Barely any head for a fresh ale. Flavor is flat sub-par beer with so many Xmas ales out there.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3243) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a translucent brown with a beige head of foam that fizzles away almost immediately. The aroma is very sweet with notes of honey and cloves coming through. The taste is a muted sweetness with some doughy, nutty characteristics shining over the spices. Very full bodied and thick on the tongue.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours a dark red color with almost no head, but what is there is thin tan. Aroma is barely there, some malt and a bit of honey and spices, but nothing overpowering. Taste is slightly boozy, a bit of honey, Some spices, but just missing alot of character, thin body, disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a transparent orangish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells of honey, cinnamon, and orange. Tastes the same with a bit of ginger. Good on the palate; the abv is undetectable. A solid example of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to JStax, pours a clear amber with a thin white head and no lacing, aroma is of slight spices with a little bit of caramel and malt, the flavor has a decent amount of spices and malt on the front end with a sweet finish, not bad at all.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4207) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
$2 at marinos in sylvania. Pour is a darker brown. Just a plain old beery smell. Has this malty thing going on in there but not sure if I taste any of those spices so promently mentioned in the description. At first I donít think it is 8% but as the session continues it starts to warm my belly and the alky feeling in theh mouth starts to buiild. Stronger alky taste increases as session continues. Now I think its 8%! Not sure what to think of this, its gets a little medicinal near the finish. Yes, cannot taste cinnamon, nor honey nor orange peel, just simple strong malty beer. A little over the top in personality for this lager lover.


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