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2012 Christmas Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cylinsier on 11-08-2012)
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4/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

mpalestino, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

twenty5, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mikeburd1128, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

pearljam118, May 04, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a crystal clear deep ruby red. The beer is practically christmas red. Two fingers worth of tightly packed off-white foam quickly dissolve. A touch of lacing left on the glass.

S - the nose is especially festive. The spices do dominate mostly cinnamon and clove. Toasty and bready malt character add a cake like element.

T - bready, toasty and caramel malts up front. Dusty cinnamon and spicy clove enter mid palate and only intensify as it warms on the tongue. Finish is quick dry and spicy.

M - medium bodied with a fairly smooth texture. High, bubbly carbonation.

O - a nice christmas ale. On the easy drinking side with plenty of spice character. Good stuff.

Teleweizen2, Feb 21, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

IPAchris, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

MonicaC, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bacher468, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

tfkirk1, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

mess41, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

TheNakedStiletto, Jan 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

xnicknj, Jan 24, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Winter warmers are not usually my favorite beer. This is my first one for this winter season and I have no plans on trying another. That being said this is a pretty decent beer. I would say the only problem is that the flavor profile is so thick it's almost too chewy and there are too many spices in the mix. Nose is really nice, but overall, a bit too heavy. Could be thinned out.

RblWthACoz, Jan 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

barneysdad, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Chugs13, Jan 16, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1 inch head. Smell is full of spices, mainly cinnamon. Taste is also a lot of spice, some malt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Good job of capturing holiday flavors. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

tone77, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

brwnchrstpher, Jan 10, 2013
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2012 Christmas Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.