badwhale (336) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to a glass mug. Pours an amber color. Obviously, on the nose there are notes of cinnamon, and cloves, or whatever was used during brewing. I canít say I really detected the honey, but it was a decent Christmas brew. Iíll save it for my mom and sister.
brummbar (2) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
YodaHop (1) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Greg on January 11th, 2013. Malty, kinda sweet, a bit too many spices that made it a bit sweet.
violetness (2) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
mstrcrwly (144) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
different..aroma of spices,vegetables..good color..something i usually wouldnít drink but bought on a whim just to try.
roder60 (1279) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
marv3mania (154) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a ruby brown color with lots of carbonation but no head. Aroma is almost sickly sweet of caramel, toffee, and holiday spices. Taste follows the nose. Thin body. Not impressive for a winter warmer.
BackyardDogs (32) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Full of flavor and aroma. Nice seasonal notes. Nice ale base to hold it all together. Good holiday beer.
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