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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beers 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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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle to a glass mug. Pours an amber color. Obviously, on the nose there are notes of cinnamon, and cloves, or whatever was used during brewing. I cant say I really detected the honey, but it was a decent Christmas brew. Ill save it for my mom and sister.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1754) - 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 its sorta detached from sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (22450) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyScallywag (321) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (4146) - 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 its right in my wheelhouse.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clarkdvm (480) - 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)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
muzzlehatch (4901) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2016
12 ounce bottle from my uncles not-so-secret stash, drunk at cellar temp or so from a juice glass in the basement of this sweet retired-couples 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 its quite spicy as well, rather sweet (brown sugar) and a bit syrupy; reminds me of Jagermeister for whatever reason though there isnt 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclefrito62 (186) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2585) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 18, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Dark amber with decent sized creamy beige head, faint caramel aroma, medium carbonation, spicy caramel taste with ginger and cinnamon flavors, thin body, long spicy finish. Not bad but reminded me of licorice, which I dont like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Amber-brown color and mostly opaque with a scant beige crown; subtle clove and ginger spice with a nice caramel cake maltiness and honey sweetness; medium body, calm mouthfeel; deceptive alcohol (that will quickly catch yo with you) and easy to drink; one of Thirsty Dogs best beers and one of my seasonal favorites as it brings back lots of happy memories!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvbunited (68) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
No Christmas cheer with this beer. It is too bitter for a Christmas ale and the attempt of spices was poor. Overall you can do a lot better in a Christmas ale than this one


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