RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A malty, full-bodied red ale made with traditional mulling spices: Ginger, Clove, All Spice, Cinammon & Nutmeg. If this one doesn't get you into the Christmas spirit, you truly are a Scrooge. Released each year on Thanksgiving Eve.

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3.3
hershiser2 (3591) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Can from Total Wine, Gainesville. Pours clear amber-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg. Flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, metal, and little else. It could be spiced iced tea for all I know. It’s OK, but could be better. Just because you put those "chirstmas" spices into a beer doesn’t make it a winter beer.

3.4
jflopsu (1702) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Pours a clear amber. Has a nutmeg, cinnamon and light spice aroma. A sweet cinnamon and nutmeg taste with sweet malts and caramel aftertaste.

3.1
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Drank from a 500ml pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce can. Strong aromas of cinamon. Subtle tastes of both cinamon and ginger. A really awesome winter brew! Thank you Bjorn!

3.3
jmm635 (1015) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Nice red color with a beige head. Strong aroma of cloves and cinnamon. Dry and earthy. Would not drink again.

3.2
Dacrza (1024) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2016
DATE TASTED: January 29, 2016... GLASSWARE: Mad Elf snifter... OCCASION: celebrating another Friday night with Shan and the Tank... APPEARANCE: dense, burnt sienna body that releases little effervescence...the thin white line forms the head, with a smear of an island in the middle... AROMA: the can’s claims are tangible in the aroma--cinnamon and ginger are the most dominant scents; nutmeg and clove are present...the addition of maple syrup to the olfactory is surprising, as are the wet, toasty malts... PALATE: fizzy early and flat at the finish, with a warming, syrupy draw--not the flourish that I hoped for in a Christmas beer, nor is it as full-bodied as it could be... TASTE: nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon definitely evoke the Christmas spirit--even a month after its exit... the syrupy kickback detracts from the overall flavor--it runs akin to cough medicine, with some malt return to add balance--possibly a brown ale base is in here... OVERALL: This beer gets a bit of a boost from the nostalgia spawned from last week’s Lamb of God/Anthrax concert in Philly...however, the beer on its own does its job but does not demand a second purchase--a reasonable holiday drink that doesn’t distinguish itself...at 5.5%, a favorable drink to combo...

3.4
BeerdedDave (1853) - Beckley, USA - JAN 17, 2016
red to deep amber color with a thick head; lots of cinnamon and pie spices in the aroma; smooth with lots of spices in the flavor - mainly cinnamon; medium bodied, bready malt base; I am not usually a fan of spiced Christmas ales, but for all the spices here, it is a pretty smooth and drinkable beer;

3
DCLawyer (2847) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Can->shaker at Mokomandy shared by GenDV138, thanks Donny! Lite amber with bare offwhite head. Ginger, Christmas spices (think potpourri), herbs. Eh.

3.8
GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2016
12 oz can (2015) poured into a shaker pint at Mokomandy. Clear amber with beige head. Aromas of ginger, light spice, light herbs. Tastes of ginger, spices, light herbs, nutty notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Lots of ginger if that’s your thing.

3
demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Pours a deep amber color with a slightly off white head. Spiced aroma. Flavor is medium spiced with some sweet bready flavor as well. Fairly mild flavor but drinkable. Soft and light body. Mediocre overall.

3.3
ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Pours a dark amber color with a foamy canvas colored head. Notes of heavy ginger and holiday spices. Some brown sugar with an herbal finish.


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