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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2013 vintage - 8.5% abv

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2009
bottle, pours deep mahogany with a tall tan head. All spice, nutmeg and cinnamon dominate the nose with some sugar. The flavors are everywhere. I get dark cherry, carmel malt, spice, and a creamy oat feel in the mouth. The carbonation is moderate and the mouth ends with a lingering alcohol burn and spice aftertaste. Glad I picked this up, I just wish I had more than one, this is a great Christmas beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Habanero (4489) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2009
Bottled. Pours hazy, amber with a huge off-white head. Nose of malt, yeast and oranges. Sweet flavour wth malt, caramel and spices. Medium bodied. Som alcohol in the finish and notes ofbitterness.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (8542) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2008
Really dont like it. Dark amber colour and hazy. Off-white head, mostly dimishing. Odd spicy aroma, soapy. Sweet flavor, medium acidic, moderate bitter. Watery texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2008
On tap at Capones. Pours a hazy deep amber with a medium creamy white head that laced. Arom aof sweet apple juice, tropical fruits, alcohol and caramel. Flavor was also fruity, sweet, apples, some dark fruits and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8951) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle. Chestnut colored beer with a big tan head. Yeasty, malty, light fruit aroma. Spice, malt, and yeast flavor with light dark fruit and some cocoa. Medium-plus bodied. Malt, yeast, and spice lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
750ml Bottle: Complex aroma of lots of yeast, fruit, nectar, dust, slight spices, light pear, slight clove, and slight pepper. Poured amber in color with a large, rocky, pillowy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of yeast, spices, dark ripe fruits, caramel, vanilla, fruit, pepper, cloves, and more yeast. Medium body. Thick, syrupy, tingly texture. Lively carbonation. Sweet, caramel, spice, and yeast finish lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15816) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
33cl bottle at Poechenellekelder. Pours dark amber with a red hew and a full creamy white head. Nose and taste is sweet and vinous. Lots of dark fruits and some chocolate, yeast and caramel. Full bodied. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 2/22/2008 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle at Plan B, Copenhagen: Pours copper/ruby with a small creamy head. Aroma is yeasty & spicy - a bit weak compared to taste. A bit overcarbonated. Soft & OK mouthfeel. Taste is dominated by spices - coriander/cinnamon. Light sweet, warm & pleasant!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (6042) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Hazy to cloudy orange umber color. Big bubbled fluffy taupe head. Toffee and spices of nutmeg, cloves, ginger and allspice. Heavy spice flavors from the start. Toffee and fruit cake flavors unite. Rum sweetness. Somewhat burning in feel. Actually the feel itself is smooth and light, but the burn kicks in an roughs things up. Some nice flavors, but a bit rough in spots.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (2027) - Tjele, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with large frothy off-white fully diminishing head. Fruity aroma. Spicy flavor with notes of caramel. Warm alcohol finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1206) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle. Sweet and woodsy on the nose and tongue, but not a piny note to be found. Spicy peper and fruit cake. More sweetness with a slight burnt aspect. Quite nice.


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