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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Tax Holiday is a full-bodied,reddish-amber Christmas ale. Chocolate rye creates a rich and spicy malt profile, while Hunter’s farm Buckwheat Honey provides deep color, sparkling dryness and subtle notes of molasses. A blend of Pacific Gem and Saaz hops contribute warm but balanced fruit and oak flavors on the back of the palate. Ringing in at 10.2% ABV, Tax Holiday will be the perfect beer to warm up with on a cold winter’s night.

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3.9
cobaink2 (771) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle from tavour. Tastes of baked apple, cinnamon, and dark sweet caramel. Really nice and balanced. A bit week in the body but overall nice.

3.7
slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Porter like in appearance. Dry yeasty aroma with cocoa spices and dark fruit. Nice body again (they do big Belgian well), with a complex flavor. Just a hint of bitterness that doesn’t seem to belong gives Royalty the 0.1 edge over this one.

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kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear dark reddish amber body with a small fizzy beige head that faded to a thin covering. Lots of sticky lacing. The nose is heavy sweet malt with lots of honey and a dark fruitiness. Dark caramel, some light spiciness, almost reminds me of some buckwheat honey mead that I had not all that long ago. The flavor is quite sweet but not overly cloying or sticky. Heavy buckwheat honey, lending a slight spiciness and an earthy quality over the sweet fruity malt. Just a light influence from the barrel coming thru, a slight bourbon and wood note that lingers on in the finish. Rather subtle and well hidden alcohol for being such a big beer. Full bodied, chewy, a little clingy, with soft fizzy carbonation. Rather nice beer, sometimes beers like this can be a bit overwhelming and brash, but this is very smooth and well rounded.

3.8
Garrold (5512) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bomber, by way of a trade. 10%. Dark copper colour. Soft haze. Thin, super sticky, lasting, beige head. Nice and leggy. Nose has demerara sugar. Raisins. Dark honey. Toasty, granary malts. Some yeasty esters. Ripe banana and the like. Taste is sweet and vinous. Some estery dryness. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Never feels 10%. Not by a mile. There’s a vinous, yeasty dryness to this, with a lip sticking sweetness that stays throughout. Nice one.

4
Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown. The creamy tan head dissipates quickly. Some lacing. The aroma is fruity and spicy. Caramel, Molases, vanilla, rye, fig, and plum notes. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy with moderate carbonation. Medium to full body. The 10% abv is well hidden. Overall this is a wonderful beer.

3.7
shrubber85 (11574) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle. Honey, rye, and caramel malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Chestnut brown with small head. Sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal hay/alcohol flavor. Good body.

4.1
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2015
Really REALLY good strong Belgian Ale. Almost no hint of that high alcohol content. Let it warm a little. Let the complex malts and hops come out. Exceptional.

3.7
b3shine (9073) - Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft to snifter. Looks good; a hazy dark amberish brown with foamy off-white head. Smells malty with notes of dark fruit, caramel, and a bit of spice. Tastes like it smells with some chocolate as well. Smooth for the abv with a pleasant rye tingle. Enjoyable.

4.2
Patrickctenchi (6692) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Draft: Cloudy, tea-brown with a lacy, off-white head. Vanilla, oak barrel, honey aroma. Taste is rich caramel, honey, molasses. Wood...barrel.... Nice and warming....very smooth for the ABV. Excellent.


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