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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditionally Spiced ale. Made with fruits and nuts typically found in the German-style yeast risen fruit cake. Red in color, full in body, and exhibits a slightly sweet finish.

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3.1
Dunt (321) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle received from Ken, thanks for picking me up bottles man! Pours a completely opaque/murky reddish brown in color with very little head on the pour. Nose is pretty medicinal, smells a lot like berry, cherry cough syrup in particular. Flavor is pretty one dimensional berry as well. It is reminiscent of a fruit cake, there is some bready/doughiness to it. Mouthfeel is light and a little syrupy, not much in terms of carbonation, a moderate finish, and only slightly boozy. Not bad, not great, decent middle of the road beer. Happy I got to try it.

3
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours clear tawny with a small, bubbly off-white head, short retention with spare to no lacing. Aroma is raspberry dominant with fig and raisins with nuts and toast malt. Flavor is lightly tart dried fruits, toast and nutty malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.9
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Draft... Smells like bread, oranges, and wort, interesting... Tastes is rough, orange peel, spices, not for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, bread, and vanilla frosting. Flavor of cherry, vanilla, raisins, nougat, raisins, and toffee.

2.8
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) clear rich copper, soapy white bubbles. Nose of cherry, urinal cakes, sweet fruit, one dimensional. Taste of cherry cough drops, medicinal, dark wheat, raisin, pumpernickel bread.

2.6
deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at the 2011 Kuhnhenn’s Winter Solstice. Pours a hazy rusty amber with a light brown head that dissipates quickly and nearly completely. Aroma is full of spice and fruitcake with a strong stollen backing note. Flavor begins with lots of spice and is joined by bread, grains and fruitcake which is a bit odd. Overly spiced.

2.6
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
This one poured a murky brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, dark fruits, and spices, similar to a fruitcake. Flavor was more of the fruity side, very sweet, a lot like medicinal cherry cough syrup. Not too good.

2.2
crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
A bizarre tasting brew that does indeed bring to mind fruitcake. Not a huge fan of it.


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