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RATINGS: 267   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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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1709) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Medium Amber color, small white head. Medium malt and dust aroma. Medium body with a sweet dusty flavor and a nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (1824) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma of all spice and ginger, pours a clear reddish brown color without much of a head. Taste of spice, watery feel with a spice finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (2204) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle - average size foamy head, nice Amber color, definite winter spice aroma and flavor (cinnamon like/clove), good malt backbone, good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4451) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with dissipating off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of Christmas spice and nuts. Taste follows: ginger, all spice, clove. Thinner, but booze well hidden, soft carbonation, decent Christmas beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gunfighter (5) - Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2015 does not count
Poured out of a 12 oz bottle in a Sam Adams glass. Aroma is very sweet with notes of cinnamon and ginger. Appearance is a dark reddish brown. Taste hits with a malty sweetness right off the bat. A very nice mix of spices quickly puts the malts in the backseat of this beers experience. Cinnamon, ginger, and allspice come through as the dominant taste in this brew. Others have mentioned gingerbread, and something similar to gingerbread does catch an end note for this beer, but it is not the prominent flavor. Palate: Would appeal to a wide variety of craft beer drinkers I believe. Not a strong hop presence, but that isnt a key part of this style. The balance of malt and spices is well put together in this beer without the need for a strong blast from any hop varieties. Hop heads should find satisfaction elsewhere. Overall; this beer is a solid Christmas Ale that I would drink again given the chance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Msdrbeat (652) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 23, 2015
On tap. Well balanced. Dark Amber color. Slightly Cloudy. Slightly malty with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryrpat (345) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Very nice flavor in this Christmas ale. Nice brown copper in color and a festive taste with very mild spice. Very easy going ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6853) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear amber with beige head. Aromas of cinnamon, caramel, spices, light biscuit. Tastes of malt, caramel, spices, brown sugar. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (2501) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Its malty, solid, not bad. It has a good, sweet character. Some spice. Not too heavy but good alcohol thats masked very well. A good winter ale that I would consider sessionable around the holidays.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (1511) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep rich copper color. Small creamy khaki head. Aroma is chock full of Yuletide spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cardamom. Sweet caramel malt with nice complex spice and alcohol warmth. Floral hops are subdued but welcomed. Notes of butterscotch and holiday spice rack. I rather liked this one.


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