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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
Theydon_Bois (19718) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Revolution Brewpub, Chicago - 04/11/12. 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. A rather decent Xmas beer well above the usual ho-ho, no-no humdrum!

3.4
jtclockwork (16685) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Can on Fistmas Eve. Pours amber with white head. Nose and taste of ginger, orange peel, spice, pine, lemon and toasted grain. Medium body.

2.9
djd07 (15067) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
Can. Pours a hazy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is toasted malts and citrus. Medium mouth, citrus and pine, light spice finish, ok.

3.2
Tmoney99 (14602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate ginger, resin and citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweeet flavor with a medium sweet spice finish of moderate duration. Interesting beer.

3.3
Lubiere (13941) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
An orange amber ale with a thick lacing off white head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with good floral hops and nice spices, ginger and cinnamon. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with light fruity esters, grassy floral hops, interesting Xmas offering. On tap at Bad Apple, Chicago.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Can at home. Pours clear garnet with a medium, foamy and frothy off-white to light beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is stone fruit, light caramel and toast malt with honey malt notes, pine hops, earthy spices, ginger, citrus notes. Flavor is lightly sweet honey and cracker malt, pineapple, orange, spicy ginger, light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

3.4
Dogbrick (13144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices and malt. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, spice and a bit of pine. The finish is sweet with a short spice aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
crossovert (13078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
The funny thing is just before i came across this beer I brewed a piney hop ipa with galangal as a Cmass beer. THis one is good, well balanced, not too much spices. Awesome.

3.7
j12601 (12616) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Can at Blippsmas! Pours a clear amber with a hint of ruby to it, under a soft white head. Bright citrus hops with a bit of earthiness. Medium-bodied, sweet, a bit of spice, moving into some bright ginger heat. Spicy heat, bright earthy hops. Sweet and spicy on the finish. Rather nice.

3.7
DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Can from Secret Santa 2014. Thanks! Pours hazy coppery ruby with frothy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, resiny hops, orange. Tastes very piney, hoppy, with caramel malt, orange zest, and a citric, hoppy finish. Quite nice.


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