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RATINGS: 1142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The combination of Cherries, Honey, and Chocolate Malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast , this ruby red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the character of this Ale.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigda83 (816) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle. Poured a very deep red/brown, clear, and had a bubbly khaki head. Aroma had a Belgian yeast presence, banana, cherry, and some holiday spices. Flavor was banana, cherry, cinnamon, nutmeg, and little chocolate hints in the background. Full body, slick texture, bubbly carbonation, and smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kabonski (40) - - DEC 7, 2015
One of my favorite beers to drink around the holidays. Nice alcohol burn, slight cherry flavor, with a bit of spice to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 7, 2015
From a tap at the Stogie Joe’s . The pour is a red brown. Cherry, nutmeg, medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (474) - - DEC 1, 2015
This is one of the best holiday beers I’ve had. There is so much going on. Aroma is big sweet cherries, honey and malt. There’s also a big raisin and fig aroma. Smells like sitting by a fire on a cold winter night. Took a decent sip and was blown away by sweet cherry, honey, rum soaked raisins/figs and a slight cocoa. Really sweet but not cloying. I like that this is described as an "ale brewed with cherries and honey" and it tastes like cherries and honey. Troegs never fails to amaze me with their awesome beers, and this is perfect for this time of year. Cheers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3180) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Cherry, caramel, malty, cocoa aromas. Cherry, malty, syrupy, honey, a touch of oak, and fruity flavors. Not a typical beer I’d like, but decent enough sipping holiday beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cincypoohbear (2) - - NOV 28, 2015 does not count
Good flavor. Really liked but not a favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5496) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Dark brown cola body with medium head. Nose is ballistic of malts and chocolate, spices and honey. So good. Taste is very alcy, sweet, plummy and nicely done. An incredible 11% but not too sharp. Enjoyable.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
NordicV (1932) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
Mahoganyfärgad öl med ett lättare rosa skum. Mycket alkohol och tuggummi både i doft och särskilt smak gör att detta definitivt inte är ett öl för mig.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (300) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Snifter glass at pint night at Middletown Fine Wine and Spirits. Cellared since last fall. Pours a dark hazy red with a tan head. Aromas of cherry and spices. Taste the same with raisin and malt flavors. Medium palate. Lots of alcohol warmth. Nice beer really smoothed out with the aging. As the beer warms the alcohol becomes more pronounced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Look - Unfiltered red body. Head is gone quickly but light tan. No lacing. Smell - Strong cherry. Faint honey. Slight dank hop. Taste - Wheat beer with Christmas spice. Cherry. Honey. Stronger than desired alcohol taste, but drinkable. Feel - Chewy. Heavy. Carbonation comes through where it doesn’t in the look. Overall - Part of my namesake. One of the first beers that moved me to high ABV. I always get a few of these each Christmas (and same some for the Summer).


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