RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
This beer’s name sums up the ideas of bringing the best together to celebrate. It is filled with seasonal flavors from generous amounts of toasted and caramel malts, mixed with equally generous amounts of honey, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. We feel it is the perfect libation, filled with flavors of the season.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from??? who knows it has a grand rapids sticker on it and I don’t remember the last time I was there. Pours a dull copper with a big billowing head. Nice spicy aroma, spice/fruit cake. Flavor follows very much like a spiced fruit cake, bit of alcohol and bitter bite. A bit too much spice though.

ManVsBeer (10928) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle from Swing Bridge Beer & Wine, Surf City, North Carolina. Amber-brown with no head. Sweet and spicy, although neither are too overbearing. Good winter ale with a small strength to it.

MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear orange beer with a big off white head on top. Aroma is massive herbal, lots of spices, cinnamon, honey and nutmeg and all those spices overwhelm the palate. Very herbal, lots of Christmas stuff going on for sure, not much else. Nice beer, a bit unbalanced.

jflopsu (1737) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Pours a reddish-brown with tan head. A winter spice (cinnamon and nutmeg) aroma. A sweet taste of winter spices, cinnamon, and caramel malts a sweet winter spice aftertaste.

nealblind (1965) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2017
red brown clear pour aroma bready ginger honey cookies. Tastes sweet bready honey ginger. slight bitterness comes through but it’s sorta detached from sweetness.

Travlr (25854) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Draft. Dark clear brown color, tan head with good retention and lacing. Nutmeg aroma. taste is nutmeg, toffee, caramel. Spiced.

HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Sweet spice with a light warm mellow. Does a decent job at covering the burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

thegreenrooster (4518) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Pour is a clear dark brown with a large white head. Aroma is full of nutmeg and ginger. I love a good spice ale and the aroma does not disappoint. Flavor is more ginger heavy with some pie spice and honey sweetness in the background. Again, I love a nice spiced winter ale and this fits the bill. I can see where some would get burnt out by the spice but it’s right in my wheelhouse.

Clarkdvm (527) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2016
12oz bottle. Christmas spices overpowering the flavor. Nice aroma though. Sweet but dry. Good but not great (sorry, guy at Sheps)

muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2016
12 ounce bottle from my uncle’s not-so-secret stash, drunk at cellar temp or so from a juice glass in the basement of this sweet retired-couple’s home in Caldwell, OH. A minimal but lasting off-white head tops the light amber, very clear body...typical Christmas-spicy aroma of clove, cinnamon, ginger, etc; a bit of toasty grain perhaps but mostly this is spice overload...on the tongue it’s quite spicy as well, rather sweet (brown sugar) and a bit syrupy; reminds me of Jagermeister for whatever reason though there isn’t really a licorice component...a touch smoky and ashy at the finish which is thankfully a bit drier than the front. Overall awfully mediocre and a whole bottle will be hard to put down.

unclefrito62 (319) - Stow, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2016
12 ounce bottle Aroma:Smell the ginger on first whiff. Appearance:Caramel in color. Small head. Taste:Ginger and spices are forefront in flavor. Pumpkin pie with alcohol included. Palate:Light carbonation, kinda smooth. Light after taste of malt. Overall:One of the best Christmas beers out there. Wish granny would just try one. Happy Holidays!

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