RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our ever-changing spiced winter seasonal. A tasty brew that complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with spices that we vary from year to year.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rollinsr (689) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 3, 2012
Wasnt a huge fan of this one though it came out of a single batch cask and may have just been an off batch. The maltiness of this one seemed to beer overpowered by the whisky aroma. Reminded me of a watered-down boiler-maker. I will most likely try this one again and re-rate it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4480) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
6 jan 2012, bottle. Light nut brown, clear, no bubbles. bready and alcoholy winter ale. Nothing amazing on the nose but it is enticing. Full body and almost flat. Nice Lightly caramel and faintly nutty. Decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabic (537) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Ar: Slight malt and toast - a bit of cinnamon, pepper, and some stale fruitiness. Ap: Copper, crystal clear - medium very light tan head - good retention with thick lacing. T: Very fruity - blueberry and raspberry - fruit and slight maltiness dominates - very low bitterness. P: Medium bod with medium carbonation - finish is somewhat dr. O: Simple and drinkable beer - fairly one-note and fruitiness is a bit artificial, but overall, not too shabby.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle pour. Nose is full of bubblegum and banana sweetness with a hint of citrusy hops. Some caramel in the nose. A touch of spice (cinnamon) is also in the aroma but faint. Pour is a nice brown/ruby color in the light with a light tan, fluffy head with sloppy lacing. Taste is quite malty with some slight citrus hops. Notes of caramel and toffee come through with some slight nuttiness at the end. Some light cinnamon and cardamom are present as the beer warms up. Good ale for a cool night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a beautiful amber body with a creamy head. Nose is mainly herbal, with mellow notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Flavor are smooth vanilla with a nice malty undertone. Finished a tad fruity with a bitter finish from the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (16244) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with tan head. Nose and taste of sweet caramel candy, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and spicy hops. Great spice balance. Medium body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Smell is light some hops some caramel sweetness. Taste is winter ale, some cinnamon, cardamum, winter spices. Overall great winter ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IAmTheBeerKing (14) - Cherokee, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Great winter Ale - this is what Christmas is all about, you can taste the cinnamon on your tongue after you swallow. Good stuff! Likes - the winter spice Dislikes - none Enjoy-ability - 9.5 out of 10

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
frozen_glass (51) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
All the bubblegum sweetness and minty freshness of a candy cane is packed the in the aroma. Translucent brown color, with a fleeting tan head. Sweetness dominates the flavor throughout, supplemented by bitterness in the middle, but the flavor isnt overwhelming. Medium body and carbonation. A pleasant, but weak and very sweet, winter beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4681) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Draft at mellow mushroom Asheville. Smells like a forest. Fantastic! Big notes of wood and pine on the tongue. Clean finish. Very nice.


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