Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: English Strong Ale
Kelowna, Canada


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Rating #857 - December 24, 2013. Amber brown pour with a minimal tan head that fades quickly to a ring. Aroma is toffee, chocolate, vanilla, Strong malty notes predominant, slight roasty bitterness. Light bodied, balanced sweet winter ale that is beyond crushable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cinctus (189) - - DEC 25, 2013
Very sweet, kind of fruity almost like Christmas pudding. Very drinkable, would have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1647) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 Pours a clear light amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and some spiciness. Taste is vanilla, nuts, light chocolate, roasted malts and a nice mild bitterness on the finish. Overall a nice winter ale but a bit too artificial in the flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours a clear copper with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is vanilla, sweet chocolate, and mild spices. Flavour is vanilla, nutty, caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, and a mild bitterness. Not as overpowering as some say and from the Aroma the Flavour is more tame than one might expect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
koppertone (63) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
I guess the problem with trying the clearance bin beers is theyíre all out of season. So you donít get to drink them during their intended target and there is also the possibility that theyíve gone bad. I had been recommended this beer but Iím really not a fan. It overwhelmingly tastes like Vanilla with a hint of espresso. I had a lot of trouble tasting the underlying beer. It almost reminded me of what it would taste like if you took a bottle of Molson Canadian and dumped in an Irish coffee. Iím already not that excited about the components separately; when you add them together it doesnít make things better. I guess I could see how it might seem alright around Christmas, but personally Iíd rather just have Baileys. Again though.. my wife liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dreamflower (712) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Well, I love vanilla a lot, so this beer wins me over based on the subtle (but definitely apparent!) vanilla aroma, and taste. I like the shimmery appareance as well. So nice to enjoy a winter ale with a vanilla twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2914) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
A nice, if one dimensional, white chocolate and vanilla aroma, fairly intense, even when cold. Actually kinds of smells like frosted cherrios, or, rather, the milk left-over afterwards. Amber body with white head, some lacing. Taste is similar but less intense. Kind of gimmicky, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2473) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Pours a nice amber with sweet honey aromas and some wheat and vanilla too. Very nice vanilla flavours.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bcBelgianbrew (111) - , British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
A hit of vanilla up front that disappears quickly. Too gimmicky? Is it their pale ale with vanilla? Iíve got 2 more in the 12 bottle taster pack. Iíll drink them no problem. Probably wonít buy this beer again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (828) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Poured from 330mL bottle. Clear copper brown with small off-white head. Vanilla, malt, toffee nose. Buttery vanilla cookie taste to start that transforms into mild hoppy taste. No finish. Fairly thin. Buy again? Maybe.

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