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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   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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3.4
RobertDale (6851) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and malt. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, malt, and spices. Nice and easy to drink.

4.7
retinadoc (243) - - FEB 24, 2016
Draft. Delightful, well finished beer. Slightly sweet, with prominent chocolate aroma and flavor. Delicious mixture of chocolate, vanilla, and cream flavors. No off odors or flavors. Unlike the current hit-or-miss trend of uber-high hops and ABV IPA’s, this one is extremely smooth and well finished. Clean finish.

3.9
Strangebrewer (1344) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
can. Poured clear dark copper with a thin silky beige head. Sweet malt aroma with vanilla. Medium body, crisp carbonation with a oily mouthfeel. Toasted malt flavour, notes of vanilla and coffee, molasses, bitter herbal hops leave a resin finish.

3
Johnsense (1754) - - JAN 28, 2016
Amber pour with a smaller head. Chocolate and vanilla prominent in the aroma and taste with not much else going on. Slightly bitter, medium body.

2.5
bunget (1024) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
473ml can. Clear amber body, medium beige head with average retention and some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, condensed milk, Baileys. Taste is consistent with the aroma: caramel, condensed milk, vanilla. Some medicinal-metallic aftertaste. Disappointing.

0.7
BeerAndPonies (175) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
355 ml can from a Granville Island winter sampler, served in a weissbier vase. Pours a light coppery shade with an off-white, short-lived head. Did not notice carbonation. Aroma bodes unwell with overwhelming vanilla over some hardly-identifiable malts; flavor is so cream soda-like and vanilla-dense it nauseated me close to spewing. Did not notice palate. This is a definite drainpour and a reminder to avoid any "winter ale" - see my review of Tree Brewing’s Vertical Winter Ale. Why would you want to oversaturate perfectly good beer with this "winter" flavoring nonsense? Ho ho oh hell no.

3
billyred64 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015 does not count
Has a strong chocolate overtone with vanilla accents. There is a bitterness to the drink that makes it work. Definitely a brew that makes winter bearable!

2.2
RickTheRick (949) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
Une bière cuivrée et claire aux reflets rubis foncés qui est surmontée d’une mousse brunâtre mince se verse dans le verre. Les flaveurs de caramel, de vanille et de chocolat au lait semblent artificielles, autant au nez qu’en bouche. J’avais l’impression de boire une tarte au sucre liquide, mais cheap. Je serais aussi bien de boire une Vie de Château tant qu’à ça. Ouin. Non.

3.3
KoNrRiI (1624) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
0.473 can. Clear, brown color and a large, fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of nuts, spices, brown cake, cream liquor, vanilla, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet, spicy, caramel, vanilla, again baileys and a hint of alcohol. Medium body, creamy texture, and a flat carbonation. Finish is a tad too watery considering the beer’s creaminess. Overall a standard beer, pleasantly different and full of character but also a bit too artificial and not very drinkable.

3
grubypawel (358) - - MAR 15, 2015
Pours hazy brown with some off white head. A chocolate toffee aroma. The taste is sweet and rather boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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