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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
bottle thanks to ballewblake. deep brown with a cream colored head. nose is chocolate and caramel with a hint of vanilla in the back. very nice on the palate with a smooth flavor of vanilla and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
This spiced ale pours a medium orange color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, sweet and spicy. A medium bodied ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, with lots of caramel flavors. The hops are earthy and spicy. Very smooth tasting. The spices tend to match and not clash with the malts in this beer. Nice. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5299) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2008
650 ml. Clear, deep garnet-brown with a lasting small head. Mild aroma of spiced caramel and light chocolate. Tastes of lightly spiced vanilla-chocolate mixture. The touch of earthy spices and hops provides harmony without being overbearing, resulting in notes of dark fruit, peppery oak, cumin, ginger, anise, cinnamon and clove. Medium body is dry and tingly with spices, and lightly carbonated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5255) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Choco-cherry vanilla maltiness in the aroma and flavor -- like a dessert brown ale. Graham crackers. The flavor came off rather artificial and the vanilla notes held on longer than necessary. I didnt get a whole lot of the spice. Medium-heavy body. Red-brown, clear with a clingy seafoam head. Tannic. I was a little disappointed with this one, will give it another try while Im up here on vacation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Had this last Dec. Pours a light amber clear with a very thin head. Soft caramel malts with herbal and phenolic spices- gingerbread. More ginger root in the flavor with light toffee, sweet caramel malts and some crackery malts- mild bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5060) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Dark red color with no head. Light malt aroma. Complex flavors... caramel and chocolate mixed with dry grains. Some cinnamon and yeast. Certainly Christmasy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to Paul for sharing this at a recent tasting. Currently the #1 Winter Warmer. Served in a snifter. Pours a nice caramel color with a really light head. Doesnt really stick around too long and only leaves a spot or two of lacing. The nose is loaded with vanilla, though it smells somewhat like extract. Theres also a bit of caramel and malty sweetness. The taste is more vanilla plus some caramel. Not much else, though its fairly nice. Beer has a medium body and finishes quite dry. Not terribly complex and not all the winter warmery, but pretty good. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-28-2011

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle thanks to Guyute_Pig: Poured a copper brown with a orange red hue, head is frothy lacing off white. Aroma is strong spice and caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt, leafy/tree bark, and some spice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4911) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2012 Vintage. Bomber. Thanks Secret Santa.

A - Poured a 3 finger fluffy white head that faded slowly leaving great lacing. sort of an amber ale looking beer.

S - I smells sugar and spices. Lots of nutmeg and a hint of maltiness

T - Taste is very sweet. Lots of brown sugar and nice essence of cloves and wintery Christmas spices. Finish is malty and bland.

M - light body and medium carb

O - This is a very drinkable beer. Its a bit too sweet but solidly drinkable.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Appearance: Pours a rich garnet-hued body with wispy, seafoam beige head. Smell: Spicy, fruity aroma of oranges, cranberries, cinnamon and maybe a bit of ginger. Taste: Beyond the toasty malts, there is a real medley of flavors at work here. For me, Im picking up orange peel, cranberries, mint, nutmeg, and cinnamon (which really comes through in the finish). Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Drinkability: Interesting and well-made, but not particularly to my liking.


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