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RATINGS: 1104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The combination of Cherries, Honey, and Chocolate Malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast , this ruby red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the character of this Ale.

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4.4
Hunter_Wilde (1) - - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
Nice color, very sweet and kind of alcohol forward, but it all works somehow.

3.5
jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Keg @ Johnny Brenda’s. Deep Amber with a small head. Nose is caramelized apples, fruity esters. Spice. Grain. Hot booziness. Similar flavors. Sliced apples, rich toffee. Hot finish.

4.5
orvalgold (49) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2015
so shocked that i have not reviewed this before. Its the epitome of the holidays especially in PA. the beers Belgian spiciness jumps out of the bottle once opened. the head never seems to hold up in this ruby amber colored ale. the aromatics are strongly spice driven with a beautiful sweetness from the malt and i am sure the honey. i believe the cherry notes come through as well but seem to back up the malt profile. big bright clean malt character with a zesty spiciness that melds with the med/high carbonation. the alcohol is well apparent but most often well deserved fighting the cold winter months away. at times a slight vanilla note will show up. This is certainly a beer i will always keep in the fridge during the holidays.

2.7
beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours a nice dark amber color, with small head, carbonation seems fairly low. Smell is a very nice cherry and honey smell. Taste is sweet, in my opinion a little too sweet. Small hints of cherry and I found a warming alcohol finish. Not a bad beer, just not really my style. I had from a bottle.

4.4
joecon (37) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
A delicious beer. Amazing taste. Would not know that it was 11% alcohol. My wife and I actually detected a taste of bourbon. Good stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
dfinney23 (3394) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Attractive garnet red pour. Sweet and fruity, would benefit from a touch of bitter/sour/funk for balance.

1.8
jaggley (1) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
Sweet, too sweet vvvvvvvvvbvbhvtfjkchkjhdf ugh thigh thhhhh thhhhh Gothenburg begging vgthbbggggh vffhnbfghh vvthbb

3.6
GenDV138 (7470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4 oz pour on draft in a wine glass at B Side. Clear reddish amber with off-white head. Aromas of cherries, medicinal cough syrup, caramel, dark fruit. Tastes of cherries, dark fruit, booze, medicinal cough syrup. Medium body with a dry and syrupy finish.

3.9
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Aroma: Medicinal Cherry, Dark Fruit, Mild Honey Appearance: Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Medicinal Cherry, Dark Fruit, Honey, Mildly Bitter Dark Chocolate Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy

4.3
BeerdedDave (1850) - Beckley, USA - DEC 29, 2014
dark amber color; fruity aroma; a great, deceptively smooth (11%) ale brewed with honey and cherries; medium bodied, semi sweet malt with notes of cherries; a great winter ale


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