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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Winter Belgian Singel - at 5.5% ABV, and 22 IBU, it is spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice. A real treat for the hearty winter explorer who needs some internal fuel now that winter has finally, finally arrived.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1848) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle. A- Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, spices. A- Dark copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Cinnamon, nutmeg, spices. P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, abrupt finish. O- The bottle calls it an Abbey Ale but this is more like a Winter Warmer to me. Whatever, its still good. Packed with lots of cinnamon and spices. I was hoping for a longer finish but it disappeared quite fast. Lucky Bucket did alright here.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DBob5150 (235) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Not impressive at all. Should have gotten my first clue in the pour, virtually no carbonation, looks like a flat cola. Aroma is fruity, banana, citrus, etc. Taste is overwhelmingly spices, nutmeg, ginger with hints of citrus. Finish is slightly bitter. This would have been better off a baked good than a beer, not recommended.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (925) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours amber with thick off white head. Aroma of spices, nutmeg and citrus. Taste was spices and sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (3613) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Nose is quite spicy, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and other indeterminate etc. Dark amber color, slick. Thin medicinal initial flavor, herbal and lightly sweet. All quite mild. Thin, smooth, slick body. Quite a mix of spices (maybe too many?), most of which cancel each other out rather than complementing the malt.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tkealy8344 (8) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2015 does not count
Bottle from Hy Vee in Omaha, NE. I try to support the local brewers but this one I probably wont get again.... seemed very flat. Very high nutmeg, not much hop, tastes a little watered down... just OK. The beer I had before this was a solud IPA, so maybe that threw everything off...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (22523) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft at Suttrees courtesy of Suttree, thank you sir! Clear derp amber color. Caramel aroma. Taste is sweet cocoa.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2987) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Poured a slightly dark, slightly translucent orange color with a small fluffy white head. Aroma was light roasted pepper, no heat, just some of the fruit with a touch of light sweet malts. Flavor was subtle heat, some pleasant pepper notes with a malty finish

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MetalNHopHead (1655) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2015
I like the idea of a Belgian-style Winter brew, and there are some components here that work very nicely. I enjoy the citrus, cardamom, cinnamon and banana. Not a lot from the other spices, though. Light body and mellow aroma. This could be awesome. Its okay.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6194) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Draft at Suttrees. Clear copper, with a ring of foam. Smells herbal and a wee bit medicinal. Taste is sweet, with a bit of clove and nutmeg. Maybe a bit of cinnamon. Flavors are kinda muted, though. Not a spice bomb.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 20, 2015
I bit too spicy for my tastes. Lots of nutmeg and a hint of cinnamon. Body is mild with a mellow finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Tastes fine and all, just nothing mind blowing. Banana, Clove and spices dominate this beer.


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