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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This year’s Fa continues with bags full of Matt’s favorite hop, Centennials, to warm your heart and soul. It’s like a sweater for your insides! Brewed with Gambrinus Pilsner malt and a dash of crystal malts, this brew has a voluptuous malt bill to harmonize with the wealth of hops. ‘Tis the season to be jolly!

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3.1
RhetoricalAns (939) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2017
500 mL bottle. Orange to amber pour, couple fingers of white fluffy head with decent lacing. Mixed aroma, earthy, sweet caramel some spice. Flavour is sweet upfront leading to bitter finish. lots of caramel going to an earthy and citrus hop finish. Lots going on but just didn’t seem to come together for me.

3.7
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Tap at the Woodstock location. A: Clear orange in color with a thin white head. N: Pineapple, orange, papaya, pine, earth, leather, biscuit and leafiness. T: Bitter and sweet in medium levels. M: Medium resinous body, no alcohol, spritzy carbonation. O: Quite nice. Tons of fruit and pine to go around.

3.6
Spab (3834) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2017
500 ml bottle from Canada Craft Club. Pours a nearly clear orange colour with modest-sized cream-coloured head. Aroma is pine resin, citrus, bread, toffee and some earthiness. Flavour has pungent resiny hops with some citrus and flowers, bready, lightly toffeeish maltiness and a strong earthiness. Big body. Interesting one.

3.5
dfearnley (2135) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Very malty for an ASA, but the hops do shine through. I’m getting grapefruit and orange peel as the primary flavours. Adjunct: Curacao, orange peel, pine, and juniper berries; clear reddish amber with a thin, creamy, off white head

3.6
robinvboyer (4657) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
Slightly hazy Copper pour, with a medium beige head. Aroma is quite pungent, strong resinous pine, citrus oil, and floral hop cones. Malts are slightly sweet, and quite bready. Finish is very bitter with a dry resinous pine bite.

4.2
asedzie (826) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle from PCC in Columbia City, Seattle. Pours ruby with off-white head. Nose is resiny centennial hops mildly piney, some citrus peel, whiff of full malt backbone. Flavor is deep and rich, spicy and nicely textured full-on barley malt, resiny bitterness near the end taking over with a thick wall of herbal hops clearing the palate (nearly the sinuses) and leaving just a bite of citrus at the end. Excellent PNW winter warmer - tastes like Sierra Nevada Celebration did about 15 years ago when it was made in small batches. I love that this brewery is all about hop-forward beers but is also reverent to brewing conventions--seek this out!!

2.5
DuffMan (10424) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle. See my review for Gypsy Stumper that immediately precedes this one. I felt much the same about this brew, although it had more caramel and more earthy notes. Still a mess.

3.8
AgentAle (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
Aroma is citrus, light funk and an earthiness. Clove and yeast aswell. Taste is roasted malts, honey, tart and earthiness. Appearance is a clear amber with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well.

3
rejtable (2671) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Tap at underground. Pours clear orange lots of frothy head and tons of lacing. Nose is fruity. Flavours of grapes, plums, some grapefruit, brown bread. Taste med bitter light/med sweet. Medium body medium carbonation.

3.4
DeanF (2456) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Nice head and gold-orange body even when poured at a freezing 1.9 celcius. Yeast and orange peel on the nose, hints of cardamom. Flavour is a lot of hops with that cardamom spice built in and a crisp finish. Good stuff, tasty, reliable, a few too many of these and you won’t remember your beer ratings the next morning.


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