Christmas Ale, a Winter Warmer (7.5% ABV) from Great Lakes Brewery in Cleveland, Ohio.
"Great clarity on this reddish amber hued brew, lacing does a great job sticking around. Ginger, than cinnamon in this honey malty sweet nose... some fruity esters in the back as well. Semi-chewy mouth feel in this full-ish bodied ale, smooth with some crispness. A hefty malt backbone, big enough to hold up against the spice and warming alcohol. Modest hopping which really works here, as the spicing and the malt battle it out. Perfectly balanced, this is pretty much what I look for in a spiced Winter Warmer." - Jason Alström on BeerAdvocate.com where the Brothers give this beer a 91/Outstanding rating.