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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 11/10/2011. The beer pours a clear dark amber color with a thin off-white head that dissipates to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of cinnamon, malt and fruit. Medium body with a sweet spiced character of ginger and cinnamon, plus flavors of caramel malt and a touch of fruit. The finish is sweet molasses and ginger. Above average overall.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6502) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear ruby-amber with virtually no head. Aroma of rosemary, pine, sweet malts, and cherry. Flavor of ginger, pepper, rosemary, gingerbread, dried fruits, and a hint of honey. Light-medium bodied with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Decent winter ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2011
12oz bottle, ABV listed as 8.0%. Deep ruby red color, light khaki head, good lace. Very drinkable and tasty! Texture is perfect - light smooth carbonation, some dryness. Very easy to drink in gulps if desired. Delicious light sweet taste that stands out from the spice, must be the "sleigh-load of honey". The citrus notes work great with the spices, a really great holiday ale overall. I’m very impressed. You would never guess the 8% ABV from the taste. Outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6217) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Clear amber pour with basically no head. The cinnamon, honey, and orange are all very present in their individual components. Pretty cool how easy it is to pick each out in this one. A little bit of caramel sweetness at the back end of the taste. Tasty stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear red/brown color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of cinnamon and some caramel. The flavor is smooth and tasty; sweet earthy spices, some oranges, fresh very spicy but not over the top. The oranges and ginger make it very fresh and drinkable. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5425) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - 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.


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