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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Good tidings to you, Old Friend. We brew our limited release Holiday Ale with fresh ginger root and a hefty dollop of family harvested honey. This fireside companion has a deep ruby-colored body with layers of malt complexity and an intense ginger aroma. Reunite with friends, old and new, and celebrate the season with an Old Friend by your side. Cheers!

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10138) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Tap at Indeed. Reddish amber pour with a white head. Nice ginger aroma and taste. Some sweetness and spice. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9571) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of big spice, coriander, cinnamon, and lots of ginger, sweet honey, caramel, and toffee in there, lots of red and dark fruits in there as well. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, caramel, nice spicy ginger, hints of cinnamon, slight grass, spice, finishing bitter, slightly dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (8487) - Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
5/13/13! 750mL bottle from CLevar!!!!!!!&# Drank right before smoking a cheap cigar out on my porch at midnight. You know how that goes. I shared this bad boy with joe t at cum fiesta. It was awesome. Anyway, brown, etc. Lots of ginger, plenty of spice, some caramel, etc. Not fucken bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6074) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2016
22oz bottle from my pal Chad. Poured at the Lakehouse. Reddish with white head. Christmas cookie, sweet, gingerbread and spices. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (6051) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Winterfest 2013. Dark brown. Some sweetness in the aroma with ginger. Dry malt flavor with more ginger. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5045) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Brown color with a small head. Ginger and nutmeg aroma. Very potent ginger flavor. After warming, its pretty dominant. Definite nutmeg and maybe some cinnamon. Light caramel and dry malt. Almost seemed like an old tobacco character as well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2015
On tap at Red Cow. Deep Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of ginger, cinnamon, malt. Taste is the same.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4567) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours a deep copper from the bottle with thick tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of woody smoke, earthy spice, and caramel malt. Taste is more toward the malt and spice, but light and easy, good balance. Really nice holiday spice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3445) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Reddish attractive appearance. A bit of a nutmeg nose on this one. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Sampled on tap at Indeed. Pours a black color with white head. Spicy, malty, brown sugar aromas. Big ginger, malty flavors. Man, Im not a ginger fan, but not bad.


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