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RATINGS: 1159   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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4.3
elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Great aromas of spice with s hint of fruit. Nice mouth feel with a smooth yet slightly spicy finish. The alcohol is not overpowering at all but it catches up with you in the end. Overall a great holiday brew that isn’t overly sweet but gives a complex blend of flavors that is a rarity in the current trend.


3.5
vipinvelp (4376) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2017
Clear dark amber, small off-white lacing foam head. Decent aroma, barley, honey and dark fruits. Wanming strong in taste, complex taste. Good. (Houston 201705)

5
ktothewizow (4) - - MAY 10, 2017 does not count
Best thing put out by Troegs. One of my favorite beers. Delicious aroma and taste and well priced for its strength. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2017
pours cherry red with white fluffy head. the aroma is cherry, honey, caramel, sweet smell. and slight tartness. the flavor is cherry, honey, some cloves and spiciness with caramel at the end. the body is thick and malty and very filling, overall this is a nice beer for a cold night, and leaves you wanting to take another sip.

4
Chalumeaux (1533) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2017
12 oz. bottle pours dark red/ maroon color with some off white head retention. Aroma of plums, cherry skins, honey, and light traces of cinnamon. The flavor is a exact duplicate of the aroma and the alcohol is hidden well but provides a slight warming after the sip. A nice winter warmer.

3.6
Pintofjoe29 (43) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle into snifter. Pours a nice ruby with minimal head and lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, sugary sweetness, and booze. Tastes of medicinal cherry, root beer, cloves, and your typical Belgian yeast notes. The 11% is definitely warming me up. Overall this is good, but my mind isn’t blown

3.5
Lowe1983 (1589) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Pours a amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with dark fruits, caramel malts, banana, and some alcohol. Stone cherry tartness comes out on the flavor with the dark fruits and caramel malts. Tiny bit of warming on the finish as well.

3.7
BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Aroma wheat, honey, spices, Appearance amber, red, clear, white foam, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate light body, medium body, Overall a sweet holiday beer that is very deceptive when it comes to the alcohol. One of my favorite "Christmas" beers. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

4.6
beern (93) - Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Pours ruby red with a one finger off-white head with an aroma of honey and mild mahogany. Tastes sweet of cherries & malt and a mild honey finish with hidden alcohol.

4.1
Jared_Clifton (127) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Pours amber red. Malty, lots of cherry flavor, honey and spices. Slight alchocol burn. Top christmas beer out there.

3.8
jb (3220) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Hot damn this is righ on. Totally nailed belgian dark strong. The nose of dark fruit, the appearance of dark clear orange, the palate with the totally hidden booze and thick mouthfeel and palate. A big winner, true to style (though mislabeled on ratebeer).


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