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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Celebrating the wintry nights and lights of the season, this lightly spiced English old ale is caramel colored and malty sweet. Second generation to the traditional Winter Warmer, allspice, orange peel and ginger round out the piney aroma of crushed juniper berries.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1478) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Definitely Belgian in character. Mild spicy malt aroma. Caramel brown color with a small head. Heavy weight with low carbonation. Biscuit malt with holiday spices and a hint of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2015
Sample at the Flatiron Park taproom. This beer is a clear copper color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of sweet spices, berries, toasted malt and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet with a ginger and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (941) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured May 3 at the Burning Can fest. Pours copper with head and lace. Aroma of clove, rich malts. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, cardamon, rye, caramel, minerals. Overall full bodied and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Kind of an interesting herbal thing going on with the juniper but glad I only bought one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (582) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Best by February 21st. It pours a clear copper with a 1" head of foam...does have some nice lacing. The smell is very spicy and fruity. Some nutmeg and cinnamon, some dark fruit which is plum like. The taste is sweet, spicy, fruity, in that order. The spicy character reminds me of a Belgian Ale of some sort...now picking up cloves and a yeasty/wheaty flavour. The warmer it gets, the more complex it seems to get. Medium body and carbo. A very festive enjoyable brew in a 16 ounce can, I probably wouldn’t want to drink ’em back to back. ;^)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (921) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pint can. Pours an unclear copper with a thin beige head that lasts. Taste is of raisin, malt, yeast, dark fruit, nutmeg, spice and caramel. Similar aroma. Has a mostly full mouthful with a boozy finish. Easy to drink, enjoyable, but a bit overpriced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Pours a clear reddish brown with off-white head. Spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some cloves; follows onto the palate. Somewhat sweet on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3788) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
16 oz can from Biggie Wine & Liquor into a Guinness glass. Reddish amber appearance with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of light peppery spice, pine, juniper berries, light citrus zest, allspice, light ginger, toffee and a touch of caramel malt. Flavor is moderately spiced with mild malty sweetness and light hop bitterness, the alcohol is hidden well. The body is a bit thinner than expected, but it’s pretty easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (2090) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
16 oz can. Excellent. Pours hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Bizarre combination of flavors and aromas. Smells like a Christmas candle. But I don’t usuallt eat Christmas candles unless I’m really hungry. Cloves, gingerbread, some nail polish. Very dry finish. Pretty original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7485) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Nice presentation in it’s festive red tallboy can. Looks like an english strong, they call it an old. Maaaybe a little light for the abv, but all in all, the spices, especially the orange peel and juniper, are pleasant. It tasted young, if that’s possible for this type of beer, but otherwise nice."

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