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RATINGS: 1032   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It has a cinnamon and ginger spice flavor, a rich copper color, and a medium body that will fit with any holiday meal.

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3.5
hayduke (5209) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Sampled at GABF. In the tasting glass amber with an off-white head. Nosd what I would call ginger. Medium body. Flavor is spicy with ginger and cinnamon. Classic Christmas beer and quite tasty.

4
Jared_Clifton (127) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Pours a dark amber with white head. Medium body. Tons of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, honey, and malts. Best christmas ale that I look forward to every year.

3.4
r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
Amber colored with a whitish head. Spice, malt, and a little tartness. Cinnamon, clove, some doughiness. Medium bodied and a little sweet.

4
burtallen (4) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015 does not count
This is the best Christmas ale ever. The 7.5 abv will sneak up on you. The spice notes are superior.

3.5
willisread (3350) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Golden orange color with a medium-sized head. Aromas of cinnamon, ginger and pine cones all present on the nose. Fairly well balanced if not malt forward. Medium body with average carbonation. Nice peppery and spiced finish.

3.1
dutch23mp (317) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Spice ales are not normally my beer of choice but this was a gift to taste. Well crafted and the hint of cinnamon is really complement to the hopes and malts used. Very sweet after taste this beer would go well with a desert

3.3
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Malty, slightly syrupy, touch of hop brightness, finishes with Christmas spice...allspice.

3.5
Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, yeast, spice and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, spice and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering spiced finish.

3.8
uckelman (799) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Pours ruddy amber, clear. No head, just a bit of oily lace. Aroma is ginger and honey. I don’t get the cinnamon. Medium body, kind of _chewy_. Reminds me of a spiced ham.

3
sarauckelman (540) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Oily amber with not much head. Faint aroma of citrus peel and bourbon. Slightly sweet with hints of ginger and cinnamon. Pleasant, round, full mouthfeel. Would probably be rated a lot higher if I didn’t have a headcold blocking most of my smell and taste.


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