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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with a special blend of domestic and Belgian malts for a delicate nut-like character, you'll love this lager's rich taste and signature hop aroma. The exceptional full-bodied taste reflects our brewery's extraordinary commitment to brewing beers of the highest standard of quality. We hope you'll enjoy it. Happy Holidays!

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (15455) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear brown. Nose of malt, caramel and nuts. Taste is very watery, some nuts and light malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15378) - Snderborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Roasted aroma, slightly vinous. Slightly sweet and spicy. Seemingly clear dark brown colour. Big stable creamy tan head. The flavour is roasted with a good spicy hoppiness. Tastes like a macro beer, but a good one, very well-balanced and quite flavourful.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14498) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Bottle from joshuahfl. Pours dark copper with a two-finger fine beige head. Rather malty aroma. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor is something roast malt, suggestive of nuts. No particular nut though. Finishes with a rather grassy bitter. Flavorful and pretty smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13909) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2005
BOTTLE. MEDIUM BROWN COLOR WHITE ROCKY HEAD. AROMA WAS COMBINATION OF HOPS AND ROASTED MALT. FLAVOR WAS COMPLEX COMBINATION OF SWEET, NUTS AND MALT. DRINKABLE SEASONAL BREW.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13613) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2009
(12oz bottle) Medium beige head that mostly dissipates, atop crystal clear chestnut brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, nut, some fruitiness. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/grassy, some nut, finishing with chocolate and light caramel. Light-medium body, with some carbonation dancing on the tongue.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
Dark amber beer with orange hues and off white head. Light caramel malt in aroma. Sweet caramel and light nuts notes in mouh with an oily mouthfeel. Harsh finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13152) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2008
12 oz. bottle from a sampler. Pours a deep red color, clear, with a three finger frothy head. Moderate retention and decent lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and grass. Taste is nuts and caramel very strong and up front with some hops and coffee notes as well. Interesting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Brilliant copper with little bubble activity. Thin tan film for a head that creeps up the sides of the glass. Thin and spotty lacing. Faint sour malt and hop aroma with a grassy, straw nose. Flavor is sourly creamy and a bit hoppy. Medium-bodied palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12298) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a retaining tan head and brown/amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt-caramel/nutty, orange, husky. Taste is herbal hops press to the front through the medium malt-caramel/nutty/roasty, some orange/resin. Crisp, enjoy. thanks to Joe/jwc215.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2009
bottle from the winter pack. This one was one of the best 6 I tried...but still not amazing. Deep amber pour. Very light tan head. Aroma of yeast, bread, nuts, honey and caramel. Flavor is a weird mix of malt, honey , bread and fruit. I didnt care for the overall flavor profile of this. Again a lackluster nut brown.


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