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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Belgian style ale brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet gale, cloves, coriander and allspice. Formerly known as Rudolph’s Reserve.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is ruby and high co2 that drops fast. Aroma is all it says on the bottle, spice and malt. Taste is the same with a warmth. Finish is a nice wash of spice.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (420) - - DEC 8, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours dark red with almost no head. The aroma is spice and dark fruit. The taste is spice, plum, other dark fruit, and booze. It had a strong, boozy taste to it. This was pretty good. I was expecting more though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7515) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Draft pour at the Bethlehem location. Poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was lots of holiday spices. Coriander, nutmeg. Flavor was candi, brown sugar. Booze, but subtle. Nice!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ffaoe (483) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2016
aroma is of faint malt and holiday spices. amber and clear in color with little head. taste is entirely of holiday spices; clove, nutmeg, cinnamon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Had this awhile ago poured reddish amber with off white head. aroma cinnamon, nutmeg and the cloves. flavor got all of the spices with some alcohol

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2863) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 Draft at the Irish Pol. Clear dark orange brown pour with off-white foam. Runny lace mostly disappeared over time. Spicy malt brew with some dark amber fruit and vegetables. Brandy-soaked sugared pears. Clear candy toys. Nutmeg. Cinnamon. Clove. Peat. Celery. Ginger. Apricot cordials. Started off tasting sugary and simple but developed nicely as it warmed. Eventually feels surprisingly similar to many better Belgium Christmas brews albeit a bit rougher. Would have again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillsmafiaCO (17) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Dark reddish tint, nice spice notes but not overwhelming. A bit of an aftertaste, but overall not bad for such a high abv. Will buy again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (1524) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Not my favorite Xmas style beer. A bit of an aftertaste that made it off putting. Deep red and hazy. Spices and ok and not overboard. Heavy abv, but not worth the drink if you can get a better drink for your drunk! Tap

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Damn, so much spice. Too much spice? Certainly is a Christmas inspired ale. Belgian yeast comes through, sweetness of the malts and possibly Belgian candied sugar.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbomb (224) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 2013 corked bottle-still vigorous carbonation. aroma is very fruity, almost vinous with a very sweet candy-like aroma, mixed with spice extract and alcohol fumes muddled in with some caramel/malt-seems more similar to a spiced wine than a belgian. flavor is about the same-very sweet with a vinous overtone-spices are medicinal and cloying, balanced only by the sweetness (and I love spices). palate is prickly and astringent. heavy and unrefined, definitely rude. maybe it sat too long, or just isnt too good

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Pours clear red with an off white head. Aroma is clove and winter spices with a hint of fruit. Finishes with light fruit and spice.


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