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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A Belgian style dark ale brewed with spices. The fourth verse of our Twelve Beers of Christmas saga incorporates gingerbread-like spice into a rich and robust dark ale.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Toffee and yeast aroma. Toffee and spice flavor with yeast and caramel. Medium bodied. Toffee and spice (ginger and earthy kitchen) linger with caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Tap. Pours dark brown to black with a medium-small, fizzy tan head, short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg, Belgian yeast phenols, fruity esters, caramel and nutty malt. Flavor is dark malt, caramel, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark fruits, sweet with a dry and spicy finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2283) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Served at a good temperature with a decent, smallish, tan, foamy head that slowly settled out and some lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is malt, plums, prunes, wine, yeast, roast. Flavor’s similar to nose, malty sweet, perfect carbonic tang to balance, ditto bitter. Body is full, round, fully pleasant; perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor, long, and a bit boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2011
A very nice looking dark pour with a thin tan head. The spices are evident, but not overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4496) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Draft. Dark cloudy brown with tan head. Sweet dark sugar, raisin, chocolate, gingerbread, spice (clove and cinnamon), and a little bit of nutiness. Pretty good actually.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roonai (245) - - NOV 28, 2011
Tap at haymarket-bruery event with jay goodwin. P is nearblack mahogany w a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Nose is rich chocolate roasted malts w a light and subtle gingerbread touch. Taste is awesome! Rich chocolate malts and gingerbread. Heavy flavors came off rich w/o being messy. My kind of palate! Yummm

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2528) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle thanks to Caruso. Pours out a nice dark brown color with no head. Aroma is roasted nuts, gingerbread, earth, spice and light alcohol. Taste is of gingerbread, roasted nuts, sugary sweet spices, light alcohol. This one is pretty damn tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Pours a surprisingly dark Ruby red. Nice dark head. Aroma is rich and sweet. Full of banana, some clove, dark fruit. Taste is also sweet, very very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Dammit!!! Dammit!!! Dammit!!! You know when your perusing the beer zone and trying to decide which really expensive beer you want to try? You say should I pick this one or that one? Well needless to say I picked this one because I loved autumn maple and siason rue, great fall beers. This one is not despite the ratings. In my unqualified opinion. Annoying burnt oak aroma and flavor. Bing cherry, black olive and soy sauce. Fresh cut twigs. Something not right here. Too harsh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6277) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours cola brown with a tan head. Light roasted/toasted aroma with some candy sugar, belgian yeast, and spices. The flavor is relatively well balanced, with light toasted malts, belgian yeast, ginger, dark fruit, and toffee. Better than I expected.


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