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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (459) - - DEC 8, 2012
Aroma is . Pours a light caramel color with a thin head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1264) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2012
16 oz can. Pours clear rub red with a smallish fizzy off white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is toasty, bready malts with some muted gingerbread spices.

The flavor is toasty malts with light gingerbread spices and a dry spicy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is pretty full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent Christmas beer - a bit muted though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
I know this has abbey yeast so maybe I should have entered the beer as something belgian, oh well. I picked up a single can of this because of some chatter here on BA about it being good, thank goodness I didn’t spend the $15 for a four pack. Red color, foamy head that collapses quick. Aroma is kind of gummy with a hint of spice. Flavor is more gum, not bad but nothing that made me say wow. The belgian yeast was apparent. Overall, totally not worth the $3.75 I paid for the can. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 11-17-2012 03:55:30

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), with light notes of allspice and cola. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Completely devoid of character. How they got such a lack of aroma out of a beer this strong and with that many supposed adjunct ingredients, I will never know. Just smells like sugary malt, the spicy notes are faint and indistinct. Syrupy sweet in the mouth with very little to balance. It’s not really offensive, but there’s nothing enticing or enjoyable about it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pour out of 16 oz can, dark reddish brown with thin to no off white head, aroma brought notes of slight caramel, biscuit, bread, some spice, hints of molasses, touch of toffee, slight earth. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, hints of dark fruit, red ripe fruit, some slight spice, earth, finishing fairly sweet. Pretty tame.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tybalt (205) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Not really understanding this beer. It's a beautiful deep red amber color - just makes you think of Christmas....but it pretty much tastes like an ordinary amber beer. Aroma is pale malt....I'm failing to get the holiday spices....until the very end - there's a slight hint of.....something. Was expecting something a little braver.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Can. Amber with tan head. Not too much aroma- spicy, sweet. Tastes like cloves and nutmeg, a bit bitter, a little thin. Okay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2011
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness light juniper and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toffee, fruittiness, light juniper and light spice with a crisp lingering toffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Draught at Upslope. Pours clear mahogany with a large, fizzy, bubbly light tan head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and cookie malt with nutmeg and cinnamon notes. Earthy hops and fruity esters late. Flavor is malty with a fair amount of hops for a good balance. Fruity with some spices. Medium-full body, sweet, and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Draught at WBF. Dark amber with small white head. Aroma of ginger bread, caramel and other various spices. Taste is only lightly sweet with bitter finish. Good carbonation, unique and fun.


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