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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2008
thanks to crizay. Sweet ginger, cinnamon, very spicy aromas. Pours amber. Ginger, biscuity, slightly toasty, spicy, with cinnamon in the finish. I was scared this was going to be way too spicy but the biscuity/toasty flavors were really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a thin ring of white, lazy bubbles. Smell: Honey and simple syrup coating a layer of spices and ginger. Taste: Honey and spiced sweet syrup with a punchy ginger spiciness that lingers and lingers and then I drink some water. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A decent Winter Warmer. But this is the LAST one I’m having for the season, ya hear me?!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Pours a deep copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, spicy, vegital, ginger, caramel, and spicy hops. Flavor is spicy, herb, vegital, and a spicy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Date: 02/23/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: hazy amber, wispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma with a honey sweetness balanced by winter spices,
Body: big body,
Flavor: lots of sweet honey flavor, nice cinamon and ginger blends well with the honey, light spices,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle: Pours a transparent bright orange copper with a wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of ginger and cinnamon with light fruity tartness, doughy yeast and a touch of sauerkraut. Body starts thin and lightly sweet with some mild tartness and drier toasty malts and ginger spice. An ok winter warmer, but would be better without the tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2007
I had this on-tap at the Brew Kettle in Strongsville, and I was genuinely impressed. I’m not the biggest fan of this style, but I thought this example was true-to-style yet very approachable and drinkable. 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 cinammon. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle from Brew Kettle. Poured dark amber hue with a moderate creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate spicy citrus aroma. Medium body with a thin smooth texture. Moderate sweet spicy flavor and an average sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting drinkable spicy brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2006
22 oz bottle. Pours caramel color with no head. Lightly sweet aroma with notes of orange peal and spice. The flavor is most enjoyable. Lightly sweet malt laced with strong spiced orange peal and other holiday treats like nutmeg or cinnamon. Medium body with light carbonation. Semi-dry finish. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Thanks Joel. Light copper color with a small swirl of light beige bubbles adrift on top. Aromas of apples and mace. Flavors of mild cinnamon and malt. Rather sharp bit of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Via Joel. Labeled as Brew Kettle Holiday Spiced Ale - bomber from the brewery, December 2005. Pours to a light amber/chestnut body with a thin off-white/gray head. The aroma is baked apples, cinnamon, and mace. Pie crust. The flavor is a lightly spicy baked apple pie with Christmas spices. The palate is mouth watering, medium-light bodied.

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