$4.95, VERY substantial 500 mL bottle, Green’s, Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Pretty unusual beer.
First off, it pours and smells like a pretty standard, English Pale Ale, bottle-conditioned offering that we get in the USA. One difference, there is a cloudy, honey colored appearance that is a little different. Lots of simple, sweet biscuit malts (as expected) in the nose and the taste, but then things change fairly rapidly. Creamy head.
There IS a spice element, but not in the way one would expect from a standard, malty Winter Warmer. It is a bit more funky than one expects – a sort of English ale meets Saison! MUCH more herbal than your typical Christmas spiced beer (cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice etc. are all absent) and it finishes pretty dry.
A rather interesting and nice change of pace beer. I enjoyed it and was pleasantly surprised.