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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Draft - deep amber colored body with a creamy beige head. Malty aroma with a touch of spice, but not overly so like many Christmas beers. The flavor matches the aroma. Nice and full-bodied. A good beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Nov 06. Beer is clear, brown, medium hued. The head is initially small, white, frothy. Diminshes into a fluffy ring quickly.<P> The aroma is mellow and spicy. Malty with light notes of toasted grain, cookie; Hoppy with a trace of resin; Yeasty with a light note of sweet dough; Moderate miscellaneous notes of ground ginger, cinnamon, light notes of clove and allspice.<P> The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, lightly-to-moderately bitter with a long, unclean-feeling, moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. Something about this just doesnt clean up in the finish and feels coating.<P> The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.<P> Like the balance and amount of spices, reminiscent of gingerbread.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Big, full head with a body the color of hazy tea. Hoppy aroma with a faint Belgian wildness. The flavor is evidence of a Belgian yeast strain being used. Almost like a spiced saison. A very well made beer and a nice departure from the typical heavy, overly spiced ale of the season.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brucebruce81 (391) - GUAM - DEC 2, 2011
This beer was ok, it had a weird flavor. I think it migh have been the orange flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3313) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a reddish color with white head. Spicy, caramel, nutmeg aromas. Spicy and caramel flavors. Very spicy. Not my favorite Christmas ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (6018) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/23/12

Aroma: The nose is full of winter spice, with some cookie, caramel, and orange/citrus
Appearance: It pours a clear reddish color with a small off-white head and minimal lace
Flavor: The flavor is fairly spicy as well, malty and fairly sweet, with a little bit of alcohol as well
Palate: The body is medium, it has an average-to-lively carbonation, and some mild heat
Overall Impression: I thought this was an alright example of a winter warmer. They didnt do anything wrong, but maybe I just expected a little better example from Schlafly. It isnt bad, it just isnt well rounded enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6549) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear deep amber with an ecru head. Spicy nose. Flavors of cinnamon, cloves, cranberry and orange zest. Medium bodied, high carbonation, effervescent finish.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1917) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is an amber ale with sn ectue head. The stoma idvof cinnamon and gloves. The taste is that too it resonated on the palate

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (1415) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2013
The taste of the nutmeg and clove spice come through very strong but is in no way overpowering. Taste of the season for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OzarkElmo (317) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Consumed Dec. 2013. Pours a dark amber with moderate head, diminishing. Definitely spices infused through the finish. Nice to sip on a few, but just not my thing. I will say most who tasted enjoyed this beer.


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