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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Christmas ale begins a new holiday tradition. Hopped with Chinook for pine aromas and spiced with Ginger and orange peel.

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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
I LOVED this Christmas ale. Super piney, with tasting notes of orange citrus zest, a little bit of bitter hop, pine, grass, and a beautiful light brown pour. Already looking forward to my pour next Christmas!


3.6
rjplumer (1236) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2018
The aroma includes pine, ginger and a bit of orange. Amber body with a quarter in off-white head. Has a pine like spicy taste. Smooth with a holiday spice bread likeness.

3.5
TH28 (488) - - JAN 6, 2018
12oz can. 11/1/17 can date. Appearance: Brown/ruby red in color, mostly clear, with a thick pillowy off white head and decent lacing. Aroma: Toasted bread and caramel maltiness with a strong herbal and resinous pine hop aroma. Taste: Rich bread crust, a touch of caramel, then a strong pine flavor followed by some ginger and a moderately strong bitterness Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a light to moderate carbonation Finish: Lingering toasted bread with a bit of ginger Overall: A standard hoppy American Amber ale with the added complexity of ginger and strong pine character. Nice little twist for the winter season

3.8
bpar73 (1199) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2017
Can. Hazy amber pour with a white head. Pine and citrus hops in the aroma and taste.

4
HighlanderOne (1395) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2017
On tap at NY Beer company AROMA - malt and spice APPEARANCE - mahogany with slight head. TASTE - nice blend of caramel malt and sweet dried fruit notes. Spice, banana, and nut notes. PALATE - full and smooth OVERALL - I would buy again.

4.1
chicagobears (482) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2017
Red/dark orange pour from a can. Fresh aroma of pine and spice. I love the spruce and orange peel liveliness of this. Hop-forward for a xmas/spiced ale which is great. A malty salted caramel backbone and the hops really aren't overpowering at all which leaves room for some complex flavors to come through. Surprisingly one of the most balanced beers from Rev. and I've tried most of them. Would like to try this on draft.

2.1
screigh (773) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2017 Pours a hazy and chunky amber color. Thin white head with some lacing. Smells like ginger ale. Tastes like ginger with some malty flavor. A creamy mouth feel.

3.4
MaltOne (412) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2017
A very enjoyable seasonal. Citrus hops and a spruce-like aroma, with warm undertones. Pours clear, red-chestnut, fizzy pale tan head. Aroma citrus hops, Spice and caramel malts. Flavor matches the aroma with a predominant hop and spice notes, with just a hint of the malts in the finish. Palate is medium bodied and crisp. Very pleasant

4
nearbeer (5663) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2017
12 oz. canned 11-01-2017. Lightly hazy body has a fine bead of continuous bubbles supporting a sticky sponge of foam above. Nose is crisp with evergreen resin, citrus zest and bread. Front flavor is the same. Finish has ginger and wood with more resin. Smooth medium carbonation and almost medium bodied. Well balanced enough to be a sessioner which I can't often say about this beer style. Thanks to Party Bob.

4.7
jvguarino (2) - - DEC 7, 2017 does not count
Excellent seasonal ale. I had three last night in Chicago. Can I get this in Texas? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Patrickctenchi (6809) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2017
Can: Clear copper with a tall beige head. Caramel, pine aroma. Taste is slightly sweet caramel malt, mildly spicy pine/citrus. A nice cooling spruce feel to it. A little plain.......but a nice change from the typical Christmas cinnamon/nutmeg bombs.


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