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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Another winner from this excellent brewery. Very complex but well balanced. Nothing overpowering. Yummy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hiddenvariable (210) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
draft at ds. pours a clear amber with a thin off-white head. smell of nutmeg, cinnamon, and anise. more spices in the flavor, with the anise coming out more as you drink it, and with a pretty solid smack of fruity berry esters. fairly dry finish, with a touch of the ol bitter, and a tingle from the spices. light medium body, lots of carbonation. probably the best christmas beer ive tried, but im not a huge fan of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a amber/copper color with a thin off-white head. Nice cinnamon spice with toasted malt flavors. Balanced and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Malt and ginger aroma on a dark amber brew. Flecks of debris detract from the appearance. I'm not a big ginger fan but this one's done pretty well, not overdone.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2002
I seem to have developed a high sensitivity for ginger, and to my palate, this is essentially a ginger beer. Lightly sour with noticable alcohol. A nice beer, but not really one that suits my tastes. I should have followed the labels recomendation to have this with a holiday meal. Thanks Dogbrick.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclefrito62 (203) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Christmas in July! This legendary Cleveland beer always has kegs released in July for the half way point of Christmas in this area. Smell of cloves, cinnamon, and other spices are the best! This wonderful brew is darker orange, brown And the taste is smooth and spicy< like no other. Overall this brew gets a higher ranking. Love this beer! Pint of draft at Winking Lizard Copley.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
This slightly hazy copper colored ale pours with a beige head that fades quickly, but still leaves a faint lace on the glass. The aroma is faint and hard to pinpoint. Malt and a hint of spice is noticable, but not overpowering. The taste is malty with a touch of cinnamon and citrus, with little bitterness on the rather clean finish. A hint of alcohol sweetness lingers on the finish. The beer feels full on the tongue, with a touch of carbonation effervesence.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Pours sparkling clear and amber with a white head. Aroma is Moderatly malty;hay, and moderatly hoppy; grapefruit. Flavor is initally lightly sweet and moderatly bitter ant stayed that way through the finish some spice. Light to medium bodied oily and livley.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
via trade with jsquire - im gonna keep this review short and simple. a very nice holiday beer. nicely spiced (not too heavy, not too light) with ginger and cinnamon...a very nice honey characteristic to the beer. went down easy, and i could easily drink many of these. tasty to say the least.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Very nice clear amber with burnt orange and yellow highlights around the bottom. Slight off white head was thick and full of small bubbles. Great bit of retention and plenty of lacing for me to enjoy. Smells of gingerbread cookies and cinnamon. Brown sugar and touches of honey. I even picked up hints of a sweet molasses. Really picking up the ginger and cinnamon with the first couple of sips. The cinnamon comes on stronger as the beer glides across the tongue to the throat. Hints of alcohol start to pick up as I drink. Only traces of honey in the taste. This beer is really sweet!!! Medium to medium/thin mouthfeel that was mostly dry. The alcohol bite stands out and gives it not quite as smooth a finish as I like. Very warming however. This brew is a pretty good "warmer." Definitely captures the Christmas feel. May be a bit too sweet for me to enjoy all night, but would be acceptable in small doses.


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