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Christmas Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Christmas AleChristmas Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

1,305 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,305
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 58
Gots: 113 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001

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Sampling right now on 9/27/14 while watching some college football. Bottled on: 09/12/12 BUT no expiration date. Bottle a single bottle at Spirit World in Omaha a good month ago for $3.19. From the Goose Island Beer Company in Chicago, Illinois (NOW brewed in Baldwinsville, NY). Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO." pint glass.

Pours a dark brown in color with a 3mm beige head that settles down to just along the edges of the glass. Some spotty lacing is seen. Sediment is seen at the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is like a good seasonal Christmas/ Winter brew with holiday spices, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits and dark bread. The taste is close to that with lots of tasty flavors mixed in for a good balance. Good mix of spices as you can taste some cinnamon, nutmeg and others spices as well as some toffee. Very nice and no bitter or harsh finish. Medium to Medium+ bodied with perfect carbonation. Just makes you wish for cooler weather since it has been in the low 80's for most of September. Overall a great brew.

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Christmas Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,305 ratings.