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RATINGS: 567   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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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
6ROW (461) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
copper pour with small off white head. I know this brewer is known for its euro style malty beers, but this one is more than a little off balance. bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillHick420 (458) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2012
2012. Pours dark brown with a slightly tanned head. Aroma of caramel, some coffee. Taste is slightly sweet. Not bad for a Christmas brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BadAprilia1000 (430) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Decent beer, pours a dark color. Aroma is flat, beer is okay and hoppy. The flavors dont meld together like they should. This isnt what i would classify as a Christmas ale but, it is no way a bad beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Pours a dark amber with no head. Aroma of malts, some nutmeg and hops. Similar taste. Slight hop finish. No flavors really stand out, different than most Christmas seasonals, old bottle perhaps mellowed this one out.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Pours an amber color with a small, white head. Mildly spiced aroma, a touch of cinnamon. Watery body, metallic taste, a little caramel and vanilla. Average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Sweet aroma. Brown/Copper color. There was actually quite a bit going on with the flavor... Somewhat thick malty sweet... also yeasty with maybe just a hint of something peppery. Good :-)

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2007
smooth offering. Much easier to drink than many christmas ales that Ive suffered lately. I have to say, they know how to brew beer in Covington, LA

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redpooba (404) - Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2012 A reddish ale white head. Aroma is muted with a bit of hops. The flavor is mild with a bit of bitterness. A very small hint of floral notes in the background.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2007
not bad. not fantastic. some spice, worth a winter try and thats about it.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 6, 2011
bottled. pours amber with very little white head. aromas of malt and caramel. the flavors do not make it to the palate. taste is earthy, moderately bitter. it does not really meld. it is medium bodied with an odd bitter finish. not good.


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