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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As befits any Christmas present, each years offering is a unique product crafted with special care. Generally, this beer is a dark ale, however, the recipe changes each year. Available November thru December.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 2, 2013
Aroma Is Wheat, cranberry, mild spice. Taste is not bad...a tad stale, but mildly sweet. Much better than the abita fall.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattwilliams81 (33) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Dark amber. Smell is somewhat skunky/hoppy. Taste is more malty with just a touch of hop bitterness. Nothing that really stands out about this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1783) - Penfield, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours a dark amber with little head. Aromas of (believe it or not), citrus hops, caramel and cookie dough. Taste is bready caramel with a nice dash of bittering hops. Finish is bitter and semi-dry with a generous amount of hops. This is way better than I expected.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
12 oz bottle. Amber and pretty clear with a tan head. Toasted malts, caramel, nuts, earthy, toffee, light bitter hops. Medium body, a little thin, with a smooth crisp finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2280) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. This is a pretty boring amber ale without much really going on. I would give it a miss.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Dark amber in color, rich thick malts Nice aroma and terrific finish. Light with the spices this is a easy drinking amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - NOV 16, 2013
Excellent winter ale beer. Very spicy, strong flavor, it will take out the cold out of the winter. The maltiness is predominant, it will cheer your Xmas!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
markducommun (974) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Slightly spicy aroma, bitter taste, slightly oily mouthfeel. Alcohol ha some presence. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vestlake (279) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 14, 2013
On tap. Color is dark amber with no head by the time I got the glass. Taste and aroma are a mix of hop and malt with too much hop in the taste for a Christmas ale in my opinion.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2923) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2013
12oz bottle (best by 3/7/14) - pours dark amber with ivory head and decent lacing. Nose is pine with hints of caramel. Sip adds roast, some spice and tree sap. I like it as Christmas ale, but not so much as an Amber. Better than I expected, per the reviews I read.


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