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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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (2449) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Tap at the Heartland Brewery and Chophouse, 43rd St, NYC. Pours a hazy mahogany brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of Christmas spices, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Quite heavy sweetness, little bitterness. Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation. Finish is sweet with a dry mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (6153) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Simple spiced amber ale. Some nutmeg, cinnamon, light bodied with a crisp spicy finish, faint black pepper and ginger powder.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9936) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - 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
blipp (8884) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Some chestnut, cinnamon and spices are in there with a decent malt body to envelop it but still a bit too watery for me. If you are a malt head this one might be for you though.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. Ive had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh. Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jow (3824) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (3123) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Red brown in color... Aroma is of oranges and nutty malts... Flavor is of ginger and oranges... With a nice malty finish and a hint of spices on the palate... Pretty good...

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zdk (1916) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Tap at union sq. This is fairly decent for a heartland brew. Pours reddish brown, actually quite pretty. Nothing in this beer really stood out to me. Some roasted/smoky notes with lots of malt flavor and some spice to cap it up. Bitter is mild.


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