RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This hearty American pale ale contains a rich blend of spices that warms the soul on a cold winters night. Chill the mug, stoke the fire, and savor this quality seasonal brew. Available only during the Winter season, thusly, our featured beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arojewski (58) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Perhaps one my new favorites. Had it on recommendation at an English style pub with a reuben (best sandwich ever, btw), and I fell in love. If I ever have a few extra bucks for beer during the winter season down south, Ill be buying this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (688) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Clear medium amber pour with a slight red hue. Nose is of clove mostly, with hints of nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon. Almost a light medium body with good carbonation. Nice balanced blend of spice flavor with nutmeg and cinnamon on the forefront, cardamom in the middle and with clove dominating the end. Clean finish with a bitter clove aftertaste. A bit of sweetness would improve the balance and contrast the spice. Still, this one is outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
CaseyFig (2) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2009 does not count
Love the First Snow Ale! Perfect hint of spices in a beer that will make you nice and cozy. My favorite seasonal!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 1, 2009
murky orange/amber under a medium sized off-white head. aroma of peach, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, grapefruit, maybe some cinnamon. flavor has lots of nutmeg and fall spices. similar to a pumpkin beer but better because its not so sweet. great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5236) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Comes out of the tap a clear, darkish amber with an average head. Aroma is strong and spicy as well as somewhat malty; spice is mainly cinnamon and cloves. Flavor is fairly strong and malty, and the spicy component is mainly cloves and cinnamon. There is also just a hint of hops. Texture is fairly smooth and tingly, and nips at the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5829) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-amber color, nice frothy head. Big cinnamon-clove aroma. Pretty interesting in that it blends the think spiciness with a lighter, sessionable malt body. Not at all unlike a pumpkin beer, this is unapologetic in its overboard spicing. I can appreciate a unique winter beer, and this is certainly unique. Captures an almost creamy Belgian Golden Ale combined with the spicy characteristics of an American Pumpkin Ale. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1987) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Appearance: like couldy melted butter; head is creamy, eggshell white with lingering lace. Aroma: honey, citrus, white grapes, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and molasses. Taste: very sweet--notes of honey, cinnamon and clove, with a hint of lime and candied, dried fruits; underlying all of it is a rich sweet malted grain flavor. Finish: lingering sweet tarts candy and warm spices, with a hint of toasted nuts. Notes: Very nice. Definitely a winter sipper, with a very nice creamy smooth palate. Tasted like liquid pannetone. Fittingly, had it during the first snow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011
The beer pours a medium amber color, more like a dark brown-gold. There is a spicy aroma coupled with fruity malt. You may also get a whiff of pumpkin pie when the beer has a chance to breath. The beer is light in the mouth and has a spiced flavor. This is what I am looking for when enjoying my Christmas tunes, some spiced beer! It is not an overpowering flavor, but plays on the tongue for a moment before fading away. The beer is refreshing and definitely not heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10885) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and biscuit malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet nutmeg, cinnamon, biscuit malt and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Decent body. Good spice flavor without overwhelming the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a large, frothy white head. Aromas of nutmeg, spruce, pumpkin, and a hint of cinnamon. Smooth initial taste with a flat carbonation, leaving creamy texture in the mouth. Tastes of pumpkin and nutmeg dominate the buds although the aftertaste has a more of a Christmas taste. Not horrible, not great and definitely interesting.

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