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RATINGS: 1034   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Thanks markwise-12oz bottle-pours a big foamy white head with amber color. Aroma is cocoa/nutty-medium malt, some hops. Taste is cocoa/dusty/nutty-light/medium malt, honey, some earthy hops.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2016 12 oz bottle, best before Feb 11. It pours a beautiful color, a deep orangeish red. The head is foamy and white and recedes very quickly leaving some okay lacing. The smell really hinges on the ginger, it is spicy and sweet. There is also a thick, bready malt scent that provides the base for the spices. The flavor is very nice and malty, the ginger again is at the forefront. It is like drinking a ginger snap cookie. There is a ncie malt sweetness that really makes the flavor pop. Overall a nice Christmas ale with a gorgeous color. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-29-2010 03:14:43 Had this on draft again a few weeks ago, it was awful.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2005
12oz bottles acquired in trades with OhioDad and I cant remember who else (thanks!). The 1st bottle I opened I noticed was dated best before Jan 04. This one was all cardboard. Good thing I had another one dated best before Jan. 20, 06. Poured a medium and clear amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of honey, ginger, other spices, and citrus. Tastes of lighter honey and ginger with caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11646) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
Copper brown. Yes a winter warmer, the cinammon, the nutmeg, cocoa. Pleasant, some hops and appropriate carbonation. A nice drink, though not exceptional. A bit sweet maltiness with bitterness in the finish. Pleasant spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11634) - Sborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
Bottled: Light orange/amber coloured. Beige dense medium sized head. Spiced (ginger and cinnamon) and sweet aroma. Flavour is malty and spiced and reminds me a lot of Christmas. Smoothe and pleasant. Is light hopped in the end. This is a nice beer from Secret Santa Mike (BBB63). Thanks.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11032) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"pretty close to hitting the head on the nail as far as spiced ales are concerned. good looking cloudy mahagony body with decent head and retention. aroma is nice...toasted malts, spices (cinammon, ginger, honey, ornage peel?). body starts off a little too carbonated but rounds out as the honey really stands out when it warms. lingering spiced dinish with some sweet malt and a touch of hops. well done. A very good winter warmer...and this one was a few months old. probably a 4 fresh!"

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (11011) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Cinnamon, ginger and light caramel malt aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet cinnamon, ginger and malt flavor. Pretty standard.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10903) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Beautiful, sparkling clear, copper ale with a creamy, white head. Good retention. Very malty and spicy aroma; allspice and toffee. Malty, sweet, unbalanced flavor. Lots of spice just like in the aroma. Medium-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Spicy, tangy, sweet finish. Great Winter seasonal brew!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/08/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

Hazy amber, thin beige head, sweet cinamon and nutmeg aroma, big cinamon flavor, nice carmel malt that is balanced by the spices as only shows a hint of sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10792) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottle thanks to my Uncle. Poured a hazy earthy brown with a tan head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was a combination of bread, hay, biscuits and a good amount of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.) Flavor began with some spice by gave to smooth bread and biscuit.


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