What comes to mind when you think of holiday flavors? Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, etc...? A lot of winter style beers use these spices to spruce up their flavors to mimic the holiday spirit. This beer, however, does no such thing (no spices were harmed during the making of this beer).
A beautiful mahogany color fills the glass, already warming your soul. It's all malt when it hits your nose and lips. It's amazing how much this beer tastes like spices were used, but the combination of malts really do mimic the holiday spices. This is an amazing beer fresh, and I can only imagine how aging would just enhance the malty flavors.
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