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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We drew inspiration from Steve’s Grandmother’s holiday biscotti recipe to create this one of a kind brew. By utilizing an array of malts, oats, wheat, pure local honey, light European hops and delicately spicing with Grains of Paradise, Madagascar vanilla beans, whole star anise, all brought together with traditional Belgian yeast, the result is a cloudy, deep copper colored, complex experience. This delight to the senses should be served in a 12 ounce footed glass and allowed to warm to 50 degrees to fully gather the malt and spice spectrum.

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3.1
portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2011 bottle to snifter. Pours dark amber and clear with a fluffy soapy head that dissipates to a collar. Aroma is spice malt and yeast with a bread like biscuit scent. Taste is spice some faint bubblegum yeast and malt with a slight hint of burnt vanilla. Palate is thin to medium with a good carbonation and a little heat and finishes dry. So so brew, but nothing making me want more!

3.1
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
Poured from a bottle, orangish color, clear with no head. Aroma is yeast and bananas. Taste is similar, bit of a clove spice finish, thin body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Tap at brewery. Some sweetness with banana flavors. Bready and solid. Good beer, not great.

3.5
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle: Reddish orange pour with a thick foamy off white head. aroma is Belgian yeast, honey, light banana, vanilla. A lot more spice and vanilla coming through in the flavour, very sweet. butter cookie, malted wheat. that distinct belgian yeast coming through towards the finish where it leaves with a hint of alc and more spices.

3.8
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Tap at Lift Bridge for beer release party. Golden copper pour with a white head. Sweet tasting with a little bit of spice. Nice winter seasonal.

3.5
tennisjoel (1487) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Winterfest 2009 (St. Paul, MN) - This seemed to have a lot of saison qualities. Dry, sour, with some licorice and anise spices. Decent brew.

3.3
ljthiessen (1438) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel and biscuit. Taste is light, some caramel and biscuit, touch of banana. Not bad, but unremarkable.

3.3
vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Gold/Red color with small white head. Hops and fruit on the nose. Interesting flavor...fruity/yeasty and some yeasty taste. A bit of cherry. Smooth and drinkable. Good.

2.8
camborne (1029) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Sweet. Some spice. Has a banana bread flavor. Some Belgium beer characteristics. Ok for the holidays. That’s about it


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