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Christmas Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Christmas AleChristmas Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,245 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,245
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 37
Gots: 102 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2001)
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-02-2014 21:57:51 | More by Knoxrb12
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-28-2014 21:16:34 | More by bigfnjoe
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-26-2014 20:45:26 | More by ahommell
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-26-2014 20:22:48 | More by JIMTRK16
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djchrismac

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-26-2014 16:01:55 | More by djchrismac
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-22-2014 15:10:49 | More by brutusmuktuk
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mikerieder

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-22-2014 02:04:36 | More by mikerieder
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-21-2014 07:26:34 | More by Seabass1964
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cathomae

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

02-20-2014 18:22:10 | More by cathomae
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h4ger

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-18-2014 03:52:37 | More by h4ger
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Josbor11

Ohio

2/5  rDev -47.2%

02-13-2014 21:39:08 | More by Josbor11
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-11-2014 17:32:04 | More by nrbw23
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-30-2014 01:56:05 | More by hollywood_15063
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jtransel

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-26-2014 05:38:20 | More by jtransel
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-21-2014 19:23:22 | More by csrbv
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AndersonGT

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-20-2014 03:15:52 | More by AndersonGT
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-19-2014 21:11:44 | More by plumcrazyfx
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

01-14-2014 02:09:33 | More by mattmarka1
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MichaelStoutBeard

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-08-2014 09:31:09 | More by MichaelStoutBeard
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

01-08-2014 03:18:54 | More by tkdchampxi
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +13.7%

I enjoyed this gem while watching the Philadelphia Mummers’ Parade on New Year’s Day. I liked this baby so much that I decided to make it my 500th written review.

The bottle that I sampled was 2012 and had about 1.5 years of age on it.

Pours a cloudy brownish copper with two big fingers of beige head. Some of the head lingers and leaves nice lacing in its wake. The nose is an exquisite combination of malt and brandy notes. This offering is rich and malty with a semi-dry finish. The hints of brandy linger throughout the flavor profile.

Even though the ABV was not exceptionally high, this offering appeared to age very well.

01-03-2014 04:44:57 | More by 57md
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-02-2014 23:58:03 | More by drbenderdo
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elNopalero

Texas

4.68/5  rDev +23.5%

Bottled on 11/11/11, enjoyed during the winter holidays of 2013.

I have no recollection purchasing this but found it tucked away in the basement of my parents’ house. Thought it would be fun to enjoy it.

This pours a ruddy raisin-color with thin foaming. It’s murky in appearance, like a poorly filtered French press cup of coffee.

The bottle calls this a American Brown Ale but honestly it pours more like a Belgian spiced dubble. There’s a light, low aroma of dried stone fruits, raisin and dates, with a sweet and sweetly-spiced flavor of cloves and allspice blended with the raisin and dates. I found it a delicious and welcome surprise.

01-02-2014 04:39:37 | More by elNopalero
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-01-2014 00:12:16 | More by smithj4
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podes

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-31-2013 02:45:17 | More by podes
Christmas Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,245 ratings.