RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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double spiced ale brewed in the tradition of Swedish Glgg

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5553) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours a clear mahogany - not much head, but that has to be due to the pour, and it does leave some generous lacing. Strong aroma has an overtone of cloves and horehound. Flavor has a subtle malty core and strong notes of cloves, caramel and horehound with a hint of cinnamon - and is that a whisper of pumpkin? Firm texture has plenty of lively fizz, leaving a cloves-y and horehound finish. Merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice/Festivus/Human Light or whatever!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (320) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Tap into 20 oz mug. Brown, nice lingering off white head. Nose of cinnamon and clove, hint of ginger. Very prominent spices in the mouth,a hint of wine sweetness.finishes medium with warm lingering impression off fruit and spice - sure, Ill say mulled wine impression. A bit of hops. Nice take in the style, although ultimately not sure I really want more than one. After a bit, the alcohol starts to show, and Im quite sure one is plenty.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
A very nice offering for the holidays from Southern Tier. Medium Amber color, aroma of holiday spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg very apparent on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2012
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Clear deep red, almost purple; begins with a medium beige almost-fizzy head that dissipates into absolutely nothing. Aroma is strong and reveals the 8% alcohol and then some; big and sweet, malt, bread, toffee, spicy clove and/or nutmeg. Flavor is a bit less discernible but a great example of a strong ale with spices; bread, nuts, caramel, raisin or cherry. Medium mouthfeel and a tiny bit low on the carbonation but Ive left this out breathing for a while and its not out of place for the style. Needs work on the head, but in terms of aroma and flavor, THIS is Christmas beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours reddish amber with 1 finger of foam that fades quickly. Smells of clove and nutmeg. Roasted caramel with spices, finishes crisp with alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2012
12 oz. bottle via trade with DrSilverworm - Pours a clear mahogany color with a one finger thick light tan head. Beautiful, bright color! Light lacing. Aroma is big Christmas spices and light toasted malt. Flavor is the same but toned down a notch. the malt lingers in the finish. Medium body. This aint to0 bad for a XMAS beer. Thanks Chris.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2012
On tap at the Dutch. If this is Glgg...shouldnt it be served steeped? Yes there was some spicyness but it seemed a DIPA light in body and moderately hopped. I think the Glgg that was prepared by the Swedish exchange students when I was in college was spot on. This is just another cow in a field full of cows trying to be a water buffalo.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gearz (75) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Too much going on. Not a subtle beer at all. Nice dark pour, with a good smell but the taste leaves much to be desired. Taste produces peppermint? licorice? Not a Christmas style ale I am accustomed too. Reminds me of the Fantome Noel produced around 2005 or so.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bwa5879 (932) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2012
12oz bottle from Kalamazoo Megabev. Deep amber brown pour with a half inch of offwhite/orange head. Pine, clove, cinnamon and citrus zest aroma, a little yeast-y. Taste is no surprise but strong. Tart clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, anise and kind of has a Jagermeister quality. Tartness and warmth is certainly supplied by ABV and malt. Mouth feel is slightly chalky, soft carbonation too. Finish is cleaner than expected and left a doughy feel and a spicy taste. Resemblance to Glogg is present but not that strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle from Capones. Pours a great deep ruby shade with 1-finger khaki head. Nose is heavy spice, hops. Tastes rich, very smooth, with a big spicy semi-sweetness, hops, malt, and well hidden alcohol that makes this one a great holiday Winter Warmer.


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