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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10301) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Thanks to npdempse for this. Pours light copper with a medium, creamy white head. Aroma of malt, spices, hops, some caramel and citrus. Tastes caramel-malty, with finishing hops, citrus, and spices. Smooth palate with solid complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 December 2007. Bottle. Dark amber body with a small foamy beige head. (3+) Strong ginger aroma, mild fruit and malt character. (6+) Moderate spice throughout the flavour, ginger, underlying sweet malt. (6+) Average palate. Pleasant but just okay, lightly lingering spice. 6+/3+/6+/3/13 - 3.3 <P>November 2000. Bottle. Strong,and you can taste the alcohol a bit. The spices (cinnamon and ginger) are very mellow, not overpowering.. hints of it in the aroma. Nice, but on the bland side. Could handle more cinnamon, or more malty flavor I think without become too overpowering. 7/3/6/3/13 - 3.2

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (10076) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle that was kindly passed on in a trade by the marvellous Miketd when we met in NYC in Nov 08, cheers me old china. Pours copper in colour with great clarity and an off white head. The aroma is a little sweet, malty, bit boozy. Cinnamon and allspice reveal themselves in the mouth there is also a slight metallic edge to this. Soft on the palate, easy drinking for its strength and whilst a nice beer it seemed to lack a certain something. Glad that I got to try this and once again big thumbs up to Mike. A6 A5 F6 P3 OV13 3.3

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9999) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Tap. Clear gold pour with a clingy white head. Aroma and taste of malt, cinnamon, ginger, and sweet berries. Pretty darn good stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
355mL courtesy of MrLo. Pours a fizzy, clear, reddish amber. Fizzy head has zero retention. Aroma is typical Great Lakes raw oatmeal malt, rye bread, and buttered pumpkin bread. As it warms there are additions of boozy cherries, spices, pumpkin bread. Taste is soapy, oatmeally, buttery, full of gingerbread. Watery, soapy bitter palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9891) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Bottle from Crizay. Pours a clear pale brown with a medium lightly tanned beige head. Honey and candied ginger on the nose, with a background of malt, and a touch of chocolate. Medium body, slightly medicinal. Light bitter finish with even more of that medicinal quality.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9789) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours a clear red amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, pine, and floral hops. Flavor of cinnamon, ginger, malts, honey, and warming alcohol. Light bodied, spicy, and sweet. Dry spiced finish. Very nice Christmas ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a small, thick white head. The aroma is as advertised; a sweet malt base with spices such as ginger and cinnamon. The flavor is sweet caramel malt with the forementioned spices. There is a hint of some hops in the lightly bitter finish. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Nice holiday brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9694) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Pours copper with a decent beige head and a floral cinnamon aroma. There is an herbal caramel flavor with lots of spice and a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear orange color, minimal off-white head. A few spots of lace. Pronounced carbonation, some dryness. Taste is a bit bitter, with alcohol warmth, and spice in the aftertaste. Honey aroma is nice but masked by the stronger carbonation. I can see why people like this, but its not for me...... Some hops. Getting better as it warms! Some sweetness with the malts. Now significantly better, since its warmed up a bit. Make sure to respect that 55F recommended serving temperature to best enjoy this brew. Nice sweet cinnamon spice is evident, now. Pretty good aftertaste.


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