markducommun (1095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Dark red brown. No head. Nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses. Sweet with a small amount of bitterness. Alcohol is apparent and upfront, heavy body. Fairly straightforward, but tasty.
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Draft. Boozy caramel malt aroma (a bit medicinal while it was cold). Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet orange-caramel malt and bourbon flavor. Very smooth and nice. One of the better Christmas beers. PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12/06/13 trade from Jamil. Yummy cent of cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweet honey. Decently dark pour for a lager with a nice head. Medium silky feel. Cinnamon, nutmeg flavor melding I to sweet honey, fruity notes. Delicious.
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Bottle. Shared. Pours a mahogany color with off white head. Nice spice aroma with oranges and honey and clove and cinnamon. Flavor is more of the same very smooth and mellow. Alcohol hidden well. Oranges and clove are predominant in the flaovr with the honey undertones. Enjoyable. Bif (2234) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours a deep mahogany color with a fairly small head and nominal lacing. Aroma of honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of fruit. Taste is fairly sweet with honey, cinnamon and some fruity sweetness. Just a trace of bitterness and a sweet sticky finish. Medium body, smooth and with a nice balance. Was expecting a overly sweet holiday beer but is actually quite enjoyable with the ABV very well hidden. Nice beer to celebrate the holidays with.
csaso (2265) - Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle - good size foamy head, dark brown color, definite cinnamon and clove aroma and flavor, sweet malt/honey backbone, can't pick up much orange though - not bad for a holiday spice kind of beer
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Pours dark ruby almost brown. Opaque lacing tan head. Aroma is full of christmas charm. Apples, cinnamon, orange, and a bit of nutmeg pervade. Moderately to heavy sweet with a crisp finish. Medium body and a slight tinge of alcohol near the end. I love christmas! Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Warm inviting spices over caramel. Brown with a minimal head. Sweet with warming spices. Medium bodied with a sweet finish. ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Not a bad christmas beer. Pretty heavily spiced but not in an unbalanced fashion. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. Potent and smooth. theisti (4112) - Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2013
12 oz bottle that was part of the Winter 2012 World Market 9 pack, courtesy of my in-laws. The pour is brown copper with a small light tan head. The aroma is cinnamon, sweet fruit (maybe apple cranberry), and quite heavy on the holiday spices. The taste is big on the potpourri spice of the nose, along with the cinnamon and the sweetness from the fruit. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering spice in the finish. Alcohol present in the finish.