RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slipstream (2523) - USA - JAN 14, 2017
Draft at Dinosaur Bbq. I always try the ones with crazy names. Lightly spicy ale, some sweetness, and a yeasty, bready flavor. The holiday spices are lacking - maybe it is not fresh and the flavor faded, or they held back the spicing in this batch. This didnt really move me much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1673) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Clear, amber pour with a frothy, off-white head. The aroma is a little spicy with notes of ginger. It has a medium body with slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1413) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Pours a clear amber with light tan head. A sweet caramel, malt and winter since aroma. A sweet winter spices taste with pine, hops, and sweet malts. A lingering winter spice aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hivemind (896) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2016
12.13.2016 Can at home from Whole Foods Billyburg Pours a dark purply-copper amber with giant eggshell head into shaker. Bread and veggie scents. Malt-forward palate with notes of plant and some dark grains. Not a lot of the holiday spice flavor that I would expect from a Christmas brew (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, etc.) so it fell a little flat for me although I do get some of the orange if I look for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hainer (20) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Just on the right side of too much of everything - except maybe for carbonation. The beer pours a nice, not too opaque, amber. Taste starts with a strong dose of ginger but that spice doesnt overstay its welcome, or overpower the citrusy, herbal hints. A well done trick, perfect for the season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1250) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Poured from can ruby red with a nice tan head. Aromas of spices bread caramel malt and cookies. Taste is caramel spices linger breads and grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (1007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Sweeter red ale with solid rye spice notes that pair against a lightly roasted grain malt body and lightly piney hops dominate in the end/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (1371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Draft at Kaseys Tavern in Chicago. Aroma of Christmas cookies, ginger, fresh baked bread. Spicy piney hops. Crystal malt gives a bit of sweet caramel. Nice winter seasonal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (810) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Red ale with relatively low carbonation. I get a little spice on the aroma, but not a lot. Tastes is mild piney hops, a bit of malt sweetness, thankfully not cloying, a little bit of roasted grain. The ginger is more apparent to me than the orange peel. A little bit of spiciness on the tongue at the end, maybe from the ginger? Im not a big fan of spiced ales, but this one is pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4810) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 5, 2016
Revolution Brewing Fistmas I picked up this can last winter and have held on to it since then. The beer pours a deep red-brown with a thick light beige head. The aroma is full of citrusy hoppiness with a sweet caramel malt backbone and hints of spices. Medium bodied with a raspy carbonation. The beer is substantially maltier than I expected with biscuit, orange, caramel, citrus zest and spices (cinnamon/allspice). Im not sure how this was when fresh but its drinking beautifully at the moment with loads of balanced flavor.

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