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RATINGS: 1160   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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3.3
blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2006
Bottle shared with and courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear orange-amber with an average size diminishing off-white head. Mild aroma of malt, a faint hint of cherries and alcohol. The cherries came through more in the flavour for me along with a good amount of malt, more fruit, some honey and a bit of spice. There is some alcohol but it’s pretty subtle for an 11% beer. Light bodied, a tad flat-ish. This is decent but nothing about it really knocks my socks off.

3.3
HogTownHarry (6890) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, my bottle via trade with Fyrecrakker05. Poured clear amber with an average foamy beige head. Mild aroma of caramel malt, light winder spices and tart cherry. Initially mild spicy light roast caramel malt, a little medicinal cherry, very faint floral hops, not much alcohol character for 11% - but the finish is slow and there’s a lot of fruity/yeasty and slightly woody alcohol in the finish - mouthfeel is a little watery, sticky, only lightly carbonated - overall this is a decent brew, packs a wallop, but I wish it had more oomph - either more spice or more bitterness to balance the sweet malt character.

3.2
hershiser2 (3250) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2006
Bottle. Orange-red with a nice head. Aroma of malts and slight cherry. Malty with a slight cherry aftertaste. Slight Honey.

2.8
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2006
Deep ruby. Large, frothy, off white head. Very light aroma of well rounded malt, sweet cherries, and alcohol. Same kind of flavor, the volume turned way down. Honey also detectable. Sweet, alcoholic finish. Up front the body is thin, but by the finish it is pretty big. Smooth throughout. Disappointing, flavor and aroma are timid.

3.5
LockyVT (5) - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2006 does not count
this brew has a redish amber color. it has a very thin white head and has a extremely sweet smelling aroma of honey and cherries. this beer is a little spicy but very sweet. be carefull with this one, will knock your socks off with 11% abv!

3.6
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with kramer17801 - Thanks Jason! - Pours bright amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas of caramel, cherry, orange, and a touch of honey. Flavor is orange, cherry, a bit of spice, some honey, and a bit of bubblegum. Palate is medium bodied and dangerously drinkable for 11%. I couldn’t find the alcohol at all. Not bad but really nothing outstanding here

3.8
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2006
On Tap. This is another beer that seriously suffers from being bottled. It has a thin white head. Sweet aroma of cherry and oranges. Flavor is rather sweet as well, and can be overpoweringly alcoholic. After drinking about ten glasses of this throughout the winter season, I have had my fill until next year.

3.8
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Bottle Pours a flat amber with a fizzy white head, which diminishes fairly steadily. Has a good aroma of cherry and malts with a touch of hoppiness. Has a medium body with a slick texture. Has a lively carbonation. A good duration with a slightly metalic chalky finish. This brew hides the 11% very well. Has hints of a Belguim. I’m proud that Troegs, a fine local brewer can brew such a quality product. Just another reason to look foward to Christmas.

3.6
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Pours a pinkish red lmost like a white zin. No head whatsoever Spicy aromas with some fruit and cherries in the aroma quite mellow for the alcohal content . Flavor was warming and sweet.suprisingly thin body with a surgar sweet finish. Definitly cherries and fruit with some hints of bubble gum. not bad... Wouldnt mind having one of these on christmas day ....

3.4
KUEric (976) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2006
12 oz Bottle: Pours a suprisingly red color (just look over to the picture on the left and you’ll see what I mean). No head whatsoever. The aroma isn’t the most overpowering but does have some nice fruit aromas (cherries, pears and grapefruit) and some subtle woody, alcohol, bubble gum notes mixed on my nose. The taste isn’t gomplex, but tastey. Some cherries, pears, and almost apple juice flavor to it with some minimal other flavors floating around. Far, far away from being complex, but quite enjoyable.


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