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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Sugar & Spice is our winter warmer – and at 12% ABV it really does the trick. This enormous ale has a simple malt bill, but is brewed with liberal portions of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and the secret ingredient: piloncillo, an unrefined Mexican brown sugar

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3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FriendOfBeer (101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Aroma is full of spice, cranberry, and apple. Murky ruby appearance. Apple cider initial taste. Many spices are noticeable, perhaps too much. Nutmeg, peppermint, ginger. The aftertaste is pleasant however the palate is overloaded with at first. Overall a good winter beer if you enjoy spices. Alcohol is not too overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


3.6
Drake (13724) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2016
12 ounce can from crajun! Hazy dark reddish brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of citrus, molasses, nuts, raisin. The taste is tea, brown sugar, molasses, bitter astringent hops, nutmeg, vanilla, plum, raisin. Thin-medium bodied, lingering bitterness, low carbonation, mild booze. A little rough around the edged but overall complex and interesting.

3.4
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Canned, orange color with soapy foam, nice spice nose, lots of spice and herbal flavor, cinnamon and gingerbread

3.3
SudsMcDuff (8427) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 1, 2016
small snifter at the eggroller games .. . deep cola .. medium foam .. . lots of spice, burnt sugar, brown sugar, toffee liquoer .. . or shrimps, whatever .. . full sticky mouth, long finish .. . full beer, tasty, but a touch hard to drink .. . . License plate Eggplant Xerxes Crybaby Overbite Narwal

3.5
kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Nice winter warmer. Pleasant aroma and flavor of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and alcohol. Pretty beer with good clarity and average weight. Better as it warms up.

3.6
Cavie (4717) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Tap at T&P. Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with light carbonation. Aroma is a mix of sweet notes life brown sugar and the spiciness of cinnamon and ginger. Flavor is nice with a fair balance. Abv strength can be felt on the palate as a defined warmth. Very nice.

3
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at Dr. Jeckyll’s. Orange brown pour with a white head. Aroma is alcohol, baking spice, and sweet grain. Taste is lots of alcohol, plums, and more baking spice.

4
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a nice brown color with off-white head. Sweet notes, spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove are most present, some vanilla as well on the nose; follows onto the palate.

3.4
deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at Flying Saucer Ft. Worth. Pours a clear orangish amber with a grayish head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of spice with notes of cinnamon and brown sugar backed by sweet grains. Flavor is similar with sweet grains and brown sugar with hints of cinnamon and caramel.

3.7
mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Deep amber with a cream head. Nose is rich malts, sweet, light alcohol, spice, and vanilla. Great on the palate, chewy malts, sticky, vanilla, alcohol, smooth finish.

4
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Poured a medium garnet with no head but good lacing. Boozy nose. Very clean maltiness in the mouth. Very, very nice.


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