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RATINGS: 1154   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (3024) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (1455) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2015 Reddish color. Mild aroma. Sweet with subtle fruit and spice. Finishes boozy and warming. High alcohol is deceptively hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1822) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pour reddish amber with a one finger off white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of cherries, plums, chocolate, spices, honey, caramel, toffee, sweet malts, and some light booze. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some light medicinal notes. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a very sweet, slightly boozy, medium-long finish. Overall, a decent holiday ale that is a little too sweet for my tastes.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fakdaddy (35) - - DEC 27, 2014
....................... No comment. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pras (587) - Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured deed red/ruby color. Aroma of dank belgian yeast. Belgian yeast flavor dominated for me. enjoyable and easy to drink despite the high abv.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
lownote (556) - Austin, Alabama, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a brilliant dark red with a lasting lacy head into a wine glass from bottle. Aroma is very strong cherry and honey. Taste is very biting in its dark cherry flavor. Also a nice bit of sweetness. Thin and intense carbonation. This beer is really great in short bursts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (859) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Rousse. Beau collet. Ronde. Assez sucré. Goût prononcé de cerise. Mielleuse. Florale. Bonbon sûre. Réglisse rouge (bonbon). Banane. Rootbeer. Très bien.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nothingbutIPAs (59) - Hillsborough, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Beer has a weak aroma to it, tastes like a bowl full of cherries. deceptively smooth for the ABV - 11%. Not my usual style of beer, but this is the best Holiday Ale I’ve had. Would have to imagine 3-4 of these would kick one’s arse, can’t wait to find out. Happy Holidays!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (1294) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2016 It pours amber with a small off white head. It has aromas or]f cherry, spice, alcohol, honey, and bubblegum. It is tart with some spices and flavors of cherry, alcohol, spice, plum, earthy flavors, and a hint of chocolate. It has a tart finish and has a moderate body with alcohol warming.


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