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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

   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! Haven’t had a Winter Warmer quite like this. Definitely citrus dominant rather than spice dominant, but it’s rather tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beeratarian (219) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5476) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikesaum (711) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8191) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5363) - 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 don’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Deep amber color out of the bottle. Spicey nose with some orange peel and alcohol notes. Caramel sweetness, cinnimon and nutmeg. Warming alcohol and some orange flavors. Nice enough spiced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Lightly hazed dark orange amber color. One finger of creamy beige head. Retention is average and just a touch of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Cinnamon is strongest of the spices, followed by nutmeg and ginger with orange and lemon peel behind. Like caramel, moderate toastiness, and a pleasant neutral malt sweetness. Smell is good, but the spice could be a bit stronger. 3.5 T: Much like the nose, but the lemon peel is much easier to find giving a vibe of meringue pie. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel are all moderately intense. Malts are toasty, somewhat sweet, and with a mild caramel character. 3.0 M: Lighter medium body. This could use a touch more carbonation. Otherwise, average here and not particularly creamy. 3.5 D: I liked this beer. Solid enough example of a wintry treat. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-14-2011 00:21:42

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7067) - Utah, USA - DEC 23, 2011
12oz bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Clear amber with a small off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee, cinnamon and spices
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee, nutmeg and holiday spices
Decent and drinkable

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