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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The essence of Christmas is captured in this very bottle you are holding. Perfectly blended spices compliment Frosted Frog’s rich malt flavors, creating the ultimate Christmas experience. Celebrate the holidays as you savor this very special seasonal offering.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2012
22oz bomber from Herchick poured into a snifter. Thanks Bob! Pours a very dark ruby, almost brown with almost no head. Aroma is mostly whisky with a good dose of Christmas spice! Taste is light sweet. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and other winter spices along with dried apricot and pineapple...and of course whisky. Reminds me a lot of cold glogg, just the way my grandma used to make it. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, awesome. I’m going to have to find a bottle of this around Christmas to share with the Swedish side of the family.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. I noted down - I really don’t like spices. I was hoping the barrel aging would kill some of it, but lots of spice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2519) - USA - DEC 30, 2016
Draft at Bronx Ale House. Nice rich Christmas brew. Vanilla, clove, bourbon, caramel, a little pipe tobacco. Good but not the best from HF, and well overpriced at $12 for a 9 oz snifter. HF could lower their prices a bit methinks.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10205) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2016
I love Hoppin Frog, I love Fred Karm, and I’m glad I found this beer. Pours hazy ruby with minimal head. Big cranberry, spice, nutmeg, hops in the nose. Tastes of berries, gingerbread, plum pudding, and sprucey hops. Sweet finish, but appropriate as an X-Mas ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2965) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Hazy amber pour with a thin off white head and light lacing .... aroma of cinnamon mostly, other spices like nutmeg and allspice .... taste is mostly spice, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and some dry oak .... has some a bit of a booze finish ... dry and spicy finish .... tastes much like the usual

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (7852) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Draft at RnHw with Linh. Pours a deep, murky brown body. Nose is cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium to creamy with notes of vanilla and nutmeg. Way too much Yankee Candle character.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aherbelste (91) - - DEC 25, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 This beer is quite bad. It smells and tastes like some strange mix of dark ale with sweet wine, rancid candy and spice. Just went too far experimenting with this product.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1376) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bomber. Amber-brownish pour, small off-white head with not much retention. Nose is spice forward (lots of Cinnamon and Ginger), brown sugar, caramel, cedar, bourbon notes. Mouth is medium-full, kinda oily, sweet with a shitload of spice, caramel, toast, dried fruit, booze. Tastes like a gingerbread man who drank too much whiskey at grandma’s house after Thanksgiving dinner. Ringing in the holiday season. Ho,ho,ho. Gonna need aspirin in the morning,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (2036) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Marrón rojiza medianamente turbia. Mínima espuma ligeramente tostada que pronto queda en nada. Nuez y especias en el aroma. Whisky y canela en el sabor, envueltos en malta. Calorcito alcohólico. Cuerpo medio y alta carbonatación. Buena cerveza de Navidad, sin estar a la altura de las grandes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcmisko (356) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Brown, no head, smells like fresh christmas cookies, and ginger bread. Taste is dominantly spices, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg. There are toasted malt notes hidden in there too, but it’s under all that spice. The spices are balanced, and though obvious, not too annoying for me. Carbonation is low. After taste has a slight warming from the spice, not very boozy at all for 8.6%.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (10328) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Leighton. Aroma is huge cinammon, sweet, Christmas spices, little soapy, Yankee candle. Reddy copper coloured pour with a thin off white head. Flavour is sweet, nutty, caramel malts, Christmas cake, with big Christmas spices, cinnamon, ginger, mint. Flavours have rounded out nicely. Palate is full, sweet, viscous, warming alcohol. The couple years of age have done this bottle pretty well.


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