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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3025) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 "Managers Special" as in "get rid of the Christmas beer" at Lemon Tree today. Pours a light reddish brown under a frothy head. Some wassail spices in the nose. Still some pungent piney hops on the tongue, almost knocking off the trail of ginger. Orange peel becomes pronounced as I go on through. Some alcohol warmth, despite being only a little stronger than any pale lager. Remember for next year: would be good maybe with dessert at Christmas dinner, maybe with a cinnamon stick swirled in.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (805) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Red ale with relatively low carbonation. I get a little spice on the aroma, but not a lot. Tastes is mild piney hops, a bit of malt sweetness, thankfully not cloying, a little bit of roasted grain. The ginger is more apparent to me than the orange peel. A little bit of spiciness on the tongue at the end, maybe from the ginger? Im not a big fan of spiced ales, but this one is pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4771) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 5, 2016
Revolution Brewing Fistmas I picked up this can last winter and have held on to it since then. The beer pours a deep red-brown with a thick light beige head. The aroma is full of citrusy hoppiness with a sweet caramel malt backbone and hints of spices. Medium bodied with a raspy carbonation. The beer is substantially maltier than I expected with biscuit, orange, caramel, citrus zest and spices (cinnamon/allspice). Im not sure how this was when fresh but its drinking beautifully at the moment with loads of balanced flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1866) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Enjoyed many many times at many different places. DIdnt take tasting notes at any of them, but I assure you...if youre reading this, you should have one of these beers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7073) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a slightly hazy orange-caramel color with a medium sized foamy orange-tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was toasty with rough fruity and piney hops and hints of vague spice. The flavor was bitter with rough fruity hops, crystal malt and faint vague spices. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mainuh_man (291) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2016 12 Oz can. Pours dark amber red with a creamy light brown head leaving little lacing. Mild aromas of cereal grain, some nutmeg, cherry and apricot. Flavor is quite sweet with lots of fruity malt and a good dose of herby hops to balance it off. Full body with a creamy, thick mouthfeel and cloying sugars. Overall, super tasty malty brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (694) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Ginger makes this one interesting. Some malt sweetness abounds in aroma and flavor. A rich yet biting red ale

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5796) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Ginger and menthol aromas. Hints of pine in the background. Copper color with a foamy aged canvas colored head. Ginger has the first bite in the flavor, but not a sharp one. Long and fairly smooth in a not so spicy way. Just a hint of a malt backbone, mild biscuit, cracked grain and caramel. Feel is light. A good amber with a kick of ginger. Nice malt linger. 12/14

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (974) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Clear mahogany, ample tan head. Pine resin, light molasses. Light grassiness. Bitter. Light spiciness, sweet through middle. Medium body, fair amount of effervescence. Longish finish. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (11361) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (808) - Alabama, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Clear copper, lasting tan head, sparse lacing. Medium body and mild flavor, flat mouthfeel, low carbonation and heat, avg length. Moderately bittersweet, low acidity. Allspice, ginger, caramel, hops. Very sessionable, typical Holiday beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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