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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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This beerís name sums up the ideas of bringing the best together to celebrate. It is filled with seasonal flavors from generous amounts of toasted and caramel malts, mixed with equally generous amounts of honey, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. We feel it is the perfect libation, filled with flavors of the season.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from??? who knows it has a grand rapids sticker on it and I donít remember the last time I was there. Pours a dull copper with a big billowing head. Nice spicy aroma, spice/fruit cake. Flavor follows very much like a spiced fruit cake, bit of alcohol and bitter bite. A bit too much spice though.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
bottle. Brown with small head. Sweet with lots of holiday spicing -- perhaps a bit too much. A little syrupy and overdone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3404) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle - This dark brew has a lingering off-white head and an aroma of caramel and dark fruit. It tastes of sweet caramel malt and spices with a roasted finish and a little chocolate. Itís full bodied and pretty good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brummbar (2) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
Aroma: lovely spice, cinamon and ginger Appearance:drank it from a lovely bottle Taste: heaven, my favorite xmas ale, i love the use of ginger to bring it all together perfectly Palate:washes over the tongue in waves of soice goodness Overall: where have you been all my life 12 dogs of xmas. Glad i have a few bottles left to get me through this winter

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pours amber brown. Nose is all honey and obviously some winter spice. Taste is lots of honey with a large dose of ginger. Mouth is medium. Overall an excellent winter ale. 8.3abv yet very drinkable. Definitely one of my faves. Sorry Great Lakes!!!! I still love your beers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
YodaHop (1) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
One of my favorite Xmas ales because of the copious, but nicely balanced use of ginger. My sister brought me a six pack for xmas and I was pleasantly surprised. Very drinkable, you dont realize your drinking an 8.3 percent beer. I need a road trip to Akron to try on tap.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle from Greg on January 11th, 2013. Malty, kinda sweet, a bit too many spices that made it a bit sweet.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
violetness (2) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Love this Christmas ale. Itís a mild beer with a pressing spice flavor on the finish. Gong down its smooth and light, perfect for the holiday get togethers and for doing by the fire.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1443) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
very good beer. The bourbon flavor was not over the top which added a few extra points for me. Good beer from a really good brewery

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (178) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
different..aroma of spices,vegetables..good color..something i usually wouldnít drink but bought on a whim just to try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roder60 (1280) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours brown with thin bubbly tan head. Aroma sweet syrup and spices. Flavor bit off up front, tad dry sour with nutty dry finish bit earthy. Overall, good but not fabulous.


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