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2012 Christmas Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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2012 Christmas Ale2012 Christmas Ale

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83
good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cylinsier on 11-08-2012)
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Steve212, Dec 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

grannaniwa, Dec 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

xnicknj, Jan 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

mttdls, Dec 10, 2012
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3.41/5  rDev -7.1%

A-pours a caramel amber color with an off white head with decent retention
S-cinnamon, clove, ginger, brown sugar. basically smells like a big gingerbread cookie
T-The medley of spices continue in the taste followed with some suppressed sweetness, finishing with hop bitterness and lingering spices
M-medium bodied
O-definitely a spice driven winter warmer, and I think a good one if you dig that in the style. Not overly unique but a pleasant beer to enjoy on a wintery day.

atr2605, Feb 20, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -6%

really good seasonal Christmas beer.

color was a dark, clear amber.

head was decent, good fit for the style. not abundant at all.

smell was very good. lots of spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, all of it is upfront and smells great.

taste follows the smell. not one spice is overpowering, all seem to blend very well. no real hop profile.

texture was thin and carbonated well.

overall a very enjoyable seasonal beer. smell and taste were lively. i really enjoyed it, and i am not a fan of this style.

One_Man_Gang, Dec 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

twenty5, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.55/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Deep reddish amber with 1-2 fingers of tan head. Good retention and low carbonation.

Nose
Cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar cookies and caramelized brown sugar.

Taste
Oh yeah, this tastes like sugar cookies. Besides that there’s notes of caramelized brown sugar and buttery breads. Nutmeg and cinnamon are the most prominent spices as well as touches of allspice.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, creamy and crisp.

Overall
Easy drinking Winter Warmer. Not cloying. This really does taste like sugar cookies! :)

justintcoons, Nov 13, 2012
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2012 Christmas Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.