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It always makes me happy when I get to taste a beer from a brewery that I haven’t had any beers from before. I ran across the Hoppy Holidaze Flavored Ale from Marin Brewing Company in Larkspur, CA. The Holidaze Ale is brewed with Nutmeg, Mace, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Orange peel. The aroma has a clear hint of Orange. The body is filled with Cinnamon and the sweetness, probably from the vanilla is tangible but without being intimidating.The Nutmeg and Mace is clearly present but stays in the background. The body moves over to a dry and hoppy finish with a hint of Orange. This is a great Christmas Beer that have a lot of Christmas flavors. The beer pairs great with almost any traditional Christmas food.

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