RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our traditional Christmas Ale, brewed with Pale, Wheat, Munich and Dextrine malts and hopped with Magnum and Styrian Goldings varieties. Delicately spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and pure vanilla extract.

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footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2004
pours a nice amber orange kinda hazy.Nose is a wonderment of aromas.hops and do I dare say eggnog???Sure,why not.A little of but the spices make this an interesting brew.The hops are not as prevalent as you might expect.Not very moch for lasting on the palateHas a sour finish.Thanks to Slikwily in this hand delivered brew.

sloth (2930) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2004
03 vintage : A trainwreck of spices and flavorings. Most have faded and the doninant ones just dont taste right. Probably a decent brew when fresh but not at this age. Oh well, maybe next time. Thanks slik!

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Bottle pours a nice hazy golden color with a minor dishwater head.   Aroma is of cloves and nutmeg.   Large juniper/evergreen tree taste, with minor herbish & nutmeg notes.   Definately not hoppy like the name suggests.   I found this one very interesting.   Thanks goes out to herbjones for the trade!

JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 29, 2004
not hoppy, as the name would suggest. neither is it a spiced holiday ale. It was kind of sticky sweet and not all that clever. Maybe a glorified lawnmower beer?

BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 Contrary to the name, not all that hoppy. It was still slightly bitter with a smooth, sweet finish. Delicious egnogg like flavors. The vanilla and nutmeg really come through for a tasty treat. If a beer could taste like eggnog, this is it. I’m buying more.

Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 A very spiced christmas brew that smells of a wonderful chai tea. Too bad its unbearable going down. A shot of this might be nice on a cold night, but a pint on a warm night is undrinkable. Too many spices coming through. The best part of this beer is that it does go down suprisingly easy. 8/2/4/3/12--2.9 rerate.... fresh bottle from 06....... pours a lightly clouded hue with a light white head with decent lacing. Aromas of orange peel, a hint of spice, straw/hay and light pine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with flavors of a light caramel, mild spices, vanilla/oak with a mellow finish. Not what i remembered this brew to taste like. again, this is a very easy brew to drink. Not overly spiced like most holiday brews, but nothing special.

Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2003
2003 bottle,I have to Thank Flipbrewer for sending this fine brew my way.Good orange/amber color,small white head that left a faint lace behind.Floral hop aroma,malt and light spice and even something that smells like shaving cream.The flavor was very nice,malty and wheaty with a decent citrus side and nicely hopped with the spice being done in a very nice amount.Nicely sweet as well with the spice and hops becoming a little more pronounced as it warms.The after taste is sweet citrus and spice.Very nice brew and a bit under rated IMO.Well worth trying again if i could manage to talk flip out of another some time.

Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - SEP 5, 2003
2002. I definately smell the mace. Very interesting and spicy. The spice and hops make this pretty undesireable. Not very good.

JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Hazy and gold in appears. Name like Hoppy Holidaze I was expecting a very hoppy beer. Notta. More sweet and spicey than hoppy. I can really taste the cinnamon and maybe the nutmeg. Without reading the desciption, I would have guessed wheat too! Most spice beers aren't my cup of tea and this one certainly wasn't.

jazz88 (2683) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden color. A really nice spice with hops, sweet ginger and cinnamon. I like the holiday flavors on this smooth malty body.

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