RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
The first seasonal brew to see the inside of a mini keg will be SanTans newest seasonal, Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale. Rail Slide is brewed with winter flavors that add an edge to this smooth, spiced ale. This seasonal reflects the adventurous efforts that have come to symbolize the American craft beer movement and celebrates the constant innovation that evolve our very pallet. Rail Slide boasts a bold 7.1%ABV and will be available in cans and on tap.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1639) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Type: 12-oz. can Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz. Price: $2.59 Purchased: May 17, 2014 Consumed: May 21, 2014 Misc.: Crafted on Nov. 26, 2013 Poured a rich mahogany semi-hazy color with 1-to2 fingers of khaki tan lacing that dissipated rather quickly. Below average lacing and sporadic foamy spots. Below average retention. Smelled molasses, dark apple, cinnamon, Atomic Fireballs, nutmeg, black cherry, caramel, gingerbread and all that is Thanksgiving. Really nice on the nose. Tasted didnt quite live up to the smell, although I didnt expect it to. Got nutmeg, gingerbread, molasses, cinnamon stick, caramel, toffee and cherry cough syrup. Medium body. Oily-to-thin texture. Soft carbonation. Long, warming, slightly finish. A pretty good winter warmer overall. I wouldnt say ideal for May 21, but good nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13702) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet cloying caramel malt with loads of cloves and cinnamon, so-so. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with cloves, ginger, raspy mouth feel, so-so. On tap at brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (4023) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Papago can. Pours a nice caramel brown color with a tan head and good lacing. Big aroma of coffee and banana bread. Molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg and spice in the flavor. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Pours a murky brown/copper color with medium head that slowly disappears into a thin one. Aromas of eggnog spices and flavor of the same, but minus the eggnog. In other words, it smells like Thanksgiving in a can. Edit: As this warms, it get harder and harder to drink. For that, I have re-rated this beer lower. That along with burping up nasty spices.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
dnstone (3193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours a murky brownish-amber color with soft white head. The aroma is honestly a bit off-putting (a bit like a dog turd). Thankfully, it tastes better than it smells...this beer is spicy all the way through (nutmeg) with a light malt undertone and some squash notes, like pumpkin. I feel like this beer just misses the mark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12oz can. Anise & clove aroma. Mahogany-copper color, medium head bubbles down, light lacing. Medium body, it is smooth at the beginning and and spicy in the aftertaste. Bitter, but very spicy, too, and a little sweet in the middle. Somewhat malty with dark fruit notes as well, plum. Nice beer, not too heavyhanded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
12oz can thanks to MikedR. Clear but more dark red / brown color. Good thin khaki head. Good retention, and leaves a good row and spread of lace. Medium / bigger body. Lighter, smooth carbonation. More of a dry finish. Winter-spicy nose, bit of chocolate, some cherry. Light bitter, mostly bigger sweet taste, with big spiciness in the aftertaste, as well as some fruity winter berry flavors. Overall, respectably drinkable spice ale, with a nice nose.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Suttree (6325) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Murky brown, no head. My notes say it smells like anus. I think I meant anise, or licorice, but I think Ill leave it. Just a big, overly spiced muddled mess. Clearly not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Can from trade with a buddy in Arizona. Pours a deep mahogany color with a nice fizzy head that fades normally. Big nose, lots of winter spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Taste is packed with the winter spices but a nice biscuity malt comes through too with maybe a touch of caramel and fruitiness. Fairly thick body and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. The spices are a bit over the top here but I really enjoyed drinking this. Really nice winter spice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
smith4498 (3618) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
12 oz can from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours clear dark amber color with off white head. Aromas of Christmas spices. Similar flavor. Way too much spice for me. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Craig.

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