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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A mahogany amber beer with fragrant tones of ginger and orange witha hearty malt nose. Rich, toasted malt flavor with hints of chestnuts and everlasting impressions of holiday spice.

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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (19831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2007
Draught at the brewpub, Radio City
Beautiful dark amber color; creamy head. Aroma of Ginger Ale and cinnamon. Caramel taste, with gingerbread spices and orange zest. Unbalanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12298) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2008
07 Old Red Nose Holiday Ale-750ml bottle-pours a light brown head with bubbles and hazy red/brown color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt-brown sugar, nutty, dark fruit-plum/orange, some spice. Taste is not quite up to aroma, a bit too much going on, but an OK taste. Mild/minimum carbonation. Thanks to jwc215(BA) for sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9776) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2011
on tap at the mdiwtown location. Clear amber pour with a decent head. Nice enough beer with some spices in the aftertaste. A good winter beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
Tap version around 6.5% ABV, because theres no way in hell Im dropping 16 on a bottle of the strong version that I cant even drink in the bar WTF? Onto this beer, though. Dark brown beer with almost no head to speak of. Served way too cold, but once it warms a bit, it throws off sweet orange peel and fresh ginger aromas over a soft toasted malt base. Light milk chocolate that works well with the fresh gingery spice. Palate is a little watery, though. Cola-like flavour as the beer continues to warm. Lingering ginger and toasted malt. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8546) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Draft at the Empire State Building location. Pours amber with an off white head. Nutty sweet aroma, with caramel and light spices. The flavor has chestnut-like nutty sweetness, and some light spicy notes. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (6023) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Draft at the 43rd location. Pours darker orange/amber color. Frothy beige head. The aroma is loads of spice. Some sweet malt and toffee as well. Drinks sweet with lots of spice. Average carbonation. Not overly cloying. Okay.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (5840) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
This was possibly the worst of the Hearland beers I had in tasters yesterday, though many of the beers were not close to being good. It has an awful smoky aroma. Its too sweet like a porter and mostly just bad. Stay away.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5158) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2002
Decent seasonal brew. That general orange-brown. A little bit of orange zest, maybe some rosemary in the recipe. I didnt taste the ginger -- but the brew was oddly bittered. Maybe a waft of cinnamon in there. Try one, then go for the Farmer Jons Oatmeal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jow (3652) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Had this during a drinking lunch at work. An interesting beer for heartland however i found it too nutmegy or gingery. Tasted better as it warmed but something slighty off at first and not something you could drink a lot of. But still glad i had it especially on a wednesday at noon.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (3113) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2008
This is much like the Special Edition, only without the strong alcohol. More a a malty nose, same spicynes, nutmeg, cinnamon, bread and butter. The appearance is a red brown chestnut, slightly less dark red than the Special Edition. The finish is mild hops and soices. Ok, not great.


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