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RATINGS: 1035   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
uvbeenwarrened (1) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
This is a fantastic beer with great taste and a great finish. Its awesome right out of the bottle or for an extra treat you can rim a glass with cinnamon and sugar.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2006 One of my most favorite beers I have ever had. A gorgeous brown with red color. And a thick body with a thick head. The beer has a great sweetness with spice, malt, and hops in the aroma and flavor. Great alcohol content, but the alcohol never overpowers the flavor. The drink is smooth and you never get that much too bitter aftertaste in the back of your throat. Amazing.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
semiotic (14) - Walton Hills, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2009
quite simply--nectar of the gods! Its impossible to just drink one of these babies. It has a lively festive taste and aroma, coupled with a most pleasing reddish hue.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MacroBro (8) - - FEB 27, 2011 does not count
One of my favorite beers. This is the perfect beer for a cold winter. High alcohol content keeps you warm. Great, rich color. Complex, spicy flavor. Drinking one feels sinful, like eating a snickers bar. Perfect.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 One of my favorites. It has a pretty complex teste with all the spices blended into it. Its expensive, but gets you drunk quicker than any beer Ive had. Dont pound them on an empty stomach. Available from late October-early January. Doesnt transport very well; it picks up a very skunky and spoiled taste after packing it and driving for a while. And drink it quickly before it goes bad in the fridge.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HoneyNutz (1) - - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
You can smell the cinnamon and spice they add to this beer making its smell distinctive, the taste is flavorful with a hint of raisin

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BabyJ (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2005 does not count
Best winter ale Ive tasted. Others Ive had dont even come close. Ive tasted about 30 varieties. I obsess about it coming out every year due to limited supply. Usually not readily available by December. It does seem like that is stepping up a bit in last 2 years.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Pours a nice copper/orangish color. Very little head. Aromas of cinnamon, honey, cloves...just a sweet smelling beer. Taste is delicious. Sweet and malty at first that fades off to a real "herbal" flavor. Slight hop bitterness at the very very end. Overall one of my favorite Christmas beers.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
awatson22 (2) - - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
The ultimate winter beer and probably my single favorite alcoholic beverage of any kind. Deep taste, great aroma and at 7.5% BVA it doesnt take many to get you in the Christmas spirit. 20/20

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tcochran88 (1) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014 does not count
This is the best Christmas ale on the market, it is robust yet easy to drink. The notes of cinnamon are not overpowering.


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