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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Combines premium malt with aromatic specialty hops. Brewed with our special yeast, this beer has a vanilla like finish. A robust ale. Pair it with holiday meals.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gravelle (104) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
Little head with a ruby red color.Great chocolate aroma and taste with a light vanilla smooth finish. One of the better local consistent winter beers.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DeanF (2404) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2009
I did try this at a party about two years ago and still remember it well. The flavour was a very artificial kind of mint-grain taste that didnt appeal at all. Dont know if the appearance looked different, drank it from the bottle. Didnt find it appealing at all, the flavour was far too forced for my liking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Head was of average size (what is that, exactly?) and tan in colour. The body was clear and darkish amber in hue. Both aroma and taste were reminiscent of what I believe to be plums, with some additional spicing in the taste. Mouthfeel was solid, and the aftertaste was unremarkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - MAY 20, 2009
Tawny tan in colour with a peppery caramel nose. The taste really impressed me: butterscotch, candied yams, slight creamy syrup. Something about this reminds me of Anchor Steams Bock and their annual holiday brews. Would love to see this recipe steeped up a bit in hops and ABV and it would be stellar...but I enjoyed this very much as it is.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHGsean (28) - CANADA - MAY 5, 2009
As holiday ales go, this pales by comparison to a lot of biger, maltier, versions of the style. No alcohol warmth that is typically present in a "winter warmer" or holiday ale, but this beer is designed more for the general public, rather than the beer snob crowd. Chocolate and vanilla all the way through the beer make this a good after dinner pour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Draft. Poured a clear amber/maple syrup color. The head was off white. Pleasant aroma of cinnamon donut, sweet cream, and a bit of spicy malt. Medium bodied. Slightly sweet up front with a dry-ish finish. I tasted cinnamon donut, cola, and a ytouch of sassafras. Decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abubbaofbeer (3) - , CANADA - DEC 26, 2008 does not count
Great vanilla smooth finish. A brown slightly red colour and thicker but small head. One of the better local consistent winter beers.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2008
Big chocolate aroma. Bright amber in colour with small white head. Strong white chocolate flavours. Very sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2008
A fairly good brew. Pours out a brown color with a small head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Flavor is similar with some choco in the finish. One of the better offerings from this brewer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2008
taste resembles that of Newcastle Brown Ale with a little more of a chocolate finish. Little head with a ruby red color. Fantastic.


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