RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Our Christmas ale begins a new holiday tradition. Hopped with Chinook for pine aromas and spiced with Ginger and orange peel.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Tap @ Revolution: Very slight ruby-tinted copper & brown body with a foamy, beige-gray head that leaves moderate webbed lacing along the glass. Aroma of mild toffee malt, semisweet candied ginger, orange zest, baked bread, faint toasted pecans, & a light drizzle of caramel. Ginger takes the reigns of the flavor... Heavy ginger notes, spicy & warming & zesty with a small, underlying malty sweetness. Faint caramel, brown sugar. Notes of toasted sugar cookie in the periphery with even more subtle notes of orange peel, earth, potpourri spice, & flower petals. Finishes strong with ginger & a small hint of caramel apple. Sharp, just on the edge of astringent. A little to ginger-heavy for me to completely jive with, but still a decent Christmas ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4618) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
12oz can from Kroger in Grandview. Amber pour with a big frothy off-white head and strong retention. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, caramel, toasty. Tastes are ginger, earthy, pine, nutmeg, citrus peel. Ok, not to my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (6570) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Clear copper with reddish hues and a thin off white head which retains well. Good lacing follows. Hops and pine on the nose, orange pith, spice. Pine forward in the taste, hops, candied sugar, bitter orange peel, touch of spice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate and bitter in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Red amber pour from tap with thin head. Spicy aroma of cinnamon, ginger, licorice, and orange peel are most noticeable. Chewy nutty chocolate malt flavors overwhelm hints of bitter hops. Hops try to emerge, but never quite break through the malty spiciness noted above. Overall, decent Christmas ale that could age well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6056) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Sampled at the STL Hops 7th Anniversary Party - Pours clear copper with a tan head. The aroma has ginger, toast, spice and dry malt. It has a medium / light crisp body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with crackers, gingerbread cookies and Christmas spices. The finish is dry and has some graham cracker notes. Nice Christmas ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rxeight (2777) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12 oz can. Kind of a Christmas ale and IPA hybrid. Hoppy but has way Too much clove and holiday spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (4757) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2014
A dark brown only slight clarity. Nose has a lot of holiday spice. Nutty and woods and spicy all at the same time. Its a nice malty taste. Lots of clove and brown sugar and maple syrup. The backbone is nice but its not a beer Id drink often

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3743) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12 oz can Chris brought from Ohio. Pours a cloudy amber with a thick tan head that settles after about a minute leaving some lacing. Piney hop notes up front followed by ginger and some spice. Flavors almost the same as aromas but more spice and orange as the beer warmed up. Different than what I was expecting, being more hop forward than spice. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Deep red pour. Definitely has a Christmas cookie taste...not sure what. Anise, orange/lemon peel. They say ginger in the description and I suppose I can taste a little of it. Nice beer...Im normally not a huge fan of Christmas beers but I can do this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Can pour - bought and enjoyed around a mile from the brewery. This is a stellar seasonal ale. Beautiful copper to caramel in tone, pours with a foamy white head. Not overly spiced - the ginger and orange pieces are balanced and joined by an almost minty feel which invokes candy canes and peppermint. Complex and warming. A local favorite

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