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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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This medium bodied holiday red is delightfully pleasing with just enough kick to warm your nose and guide you through any holiday night! With a subtle cinnamon finish this is the time to join those reindeer games!!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkSachon (1000) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2017
12 oz can from Kuhn’s Supermarket in Pittsburgh. Just a bit of spice comes through but really nothing outstanding to talk about here.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Another Rivertowne winner. Slight spice scent...soft malty body, with a semi-sweet cinnamon and nutmeg. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (262) - Stow, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2016
12 Ounce can. Not much aroma a little bit of head Topaz in color. Taste is very smooth. It taste like Christmas without the pine tree! Spices are wonderful! Very balanced. Medium bodied. Woody undertone. Very enjoyable, would buy again!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (6658) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Can. Pours a clear reddish brown body with a one finger foamy beige head that left some light lace. The nose is a mix of fruitcake, caramel, light spiciness, a bit of alcohol, and a slight cherry like note. The flavor is a little odd, it’s fruity, but I feel like there’s an odd spiciness to this that I can’t quite identify. Finishes with some light peppery alcohol, lingering caramel, toffee, and cinnamon. Medium to full bodied, quite chewy and a little clingy, with minimal soft carbonation. Actually a pretty interesting beer. Not sure that it’s an award winner, but it does have a uniqueness to it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
60minuteman (1657) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Canned. Pours a murky amber, no head. Aroma of malt, candy, makeup, berries and spice. Flavor notes of spice, booze, cherries, clove, yeast and cinnamon. Light and oily texture. Alcohol is very up front and choppy. Not smooth. Lots of spice. Prickly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shot (506) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Can. Pours copper with a thin fluffy head. Aromas of caramel malt and spices. Upfront Flavors of cinnamon, caramel, ginger and pumpkin. A bit of cola and mild earthy hops. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Very sweet beer. The spices are way overdone. A bit too strong for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Enjoyed January 6, 2016 from a 2015 can in a snifter. Look - Murky red with a brown tint. Head is lighter tan and settles to a ring. Blotchy lacing. Smell - Ginger. Cinnamon. Brown sugar. Taste - Gingerbread. Brown sugar. Caramel. Feel - Smooth. Carbonation is not overpowering. Sweetness sticks to the tongue. Overall - Gingerbread brown sugar. Lighter at 8.1% compared to Mad Elf and Pimp My Sleigh with a lot of flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nephilium (1790) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Sweet bready malt aroma, with a touch of cinnamon. Pours a clear amber with hints of red, and a white head. The cinnamon is an overwhelming flavor, crushing anything else in the beer. Medium bodied, with a lingering cinnamon finish. If you like cinnamon bombs, you’ll probably enjoy this more then me.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (3102) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. The 2015 version is rated at 8.1ABV. Fragrant juicy brew. Clear dark red amber pour with a solid off-white head that left lasting wet lace. Slightly burnt blood orange peels. Cinnamon. Black currants. The nose has a few off notes. Band Aid. Nail polish. Juicy syrupy raisins. Glossy caramel plums. Brown sugar malts.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Can->SA. Clear lite amber with moderate offwhite head. A: pumpkin pie, gingerbread. T: tons of holiday spice, pumpkin, ginger, malt. This must be what Christmas at Walmart would taste like if you could bottle it. Fail.


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