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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A warming winter ale that blends the spices of the season with sweet caramel malt. Orange peel, juniper berries, ginger root, cardamom and cloves are added to spiciness.

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3.1
b3shine (9073) - Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Draft to taster at Schlafly Bottleworks. Looks solid; a mostly transparent caramelish orange with very light caramel head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with notes of caramel, ginger, clove, and citrus. Winter Warmer-esque. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Decent, but unmemorable.

3.2
demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Warming winter brew with spices and sweet notes of caramel and fruits. Thin light body. Drinkable and seasonally appropriate but not a standout brew.

3.5
closey22 (2032) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Deep Amber brown with thin rimming beige head; aroma is malty slight hints of chocolate and cherry; flava is mild malt with notes of cherry and chocolate; feels medium with fizz; finishes malty tangy dry

3.5
dlovell2 (2237) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is citrus peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with citrus peel, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spicy ginger finish.

2.3
solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Gingerbread bullshit with icing. Clove and ginger are high here, in other words, and mash malt pervasive. Sweet tangy finish with spice. Bottle.

3.5
beerme31 (692) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber medium tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, fruit, and spices. Medium sweet taste. Medium body, finish is sweet and spice, sticky texture. Pretty good winter warmer overall.

3.1
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On draft . . . somewhere. Rating from notes. Pours a deep reddish color with an off white head. Aroma of cinnamon, all spice, ginger, clove, and citrus. Flavor is dominated by spice, with some bready and sweet malt notes. Full bodied, with thick mouthfeel and creamy carbonation. Finishes with ginger.

3.2
rondphoto (4490) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear amber brown color, solid 1" beige head, splashes of lace. Aroma of malt and spice. Taste is malt that moves through a medium carbonated swallow before turning to cloves and ginger, perhaps a bit of orange. The finish never finds any hops to speak of. Big and somewhat spicy, works well enough.

3.6
fidelis83 (2497) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Nearly clear dark amber pour with a two finger, creamy to soapy beige head. Aroma is dark caramel, dried orange, pine, and ginger heavy pie spice. Flavor is sweet caramel, dried orange peel, light toffee, juniper berry, berry esters, ginger and cloves, probably a bit more cloves than I would like, but the spices work well overall. Medium body, slightly chewy feel, medium, sharp carbonation, dry finish. Good stuff overall, enjoyable spice blend and nice chewy, slightly boozy character, perfect for a winter warmer.

4.3
ads135 (4924) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Easily one of the best Christmas beers and one I can reliably expect my parents to be well-stocked in over the holidays. Very nice balance of thick spiciness with mellow sweetness.


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