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12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

466 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 25
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: imaguitargod on 11-18-2008)
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Reviews by cvstrickland:
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cvstrickland

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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The twelve-ounce bottle pours brightly clear and cherry-stained orange in color, with a grainy-bubbled cap of antique ivory-hued foam. The head relaxes slowly and as the drink progresses, healthy rings of lacing are left clinging to sip-lines inside my pint willibecher glass.

The aroma is sweetly laden with holiday spice; nutmeg and cinnamon predominate. A twinkle of spicy ginger livens a light caramel candy background.

The taste is fairly sweet, with a baselayer of caramel maltiness. Dusty cinnamon and a prickle of peppery ginger work in concert with an oily dab of nutmeg to knock the mellow sweetness back and linger on into the aftertaste. Any alcohol flavors are very well-masked in the melange.

The drink is a tad lighter in body than my ideal winter warmer would have, but that factor coupled with mild carbonation enhance the drinkability score quite a bit. The essential internal warming element is not in doubt at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2009 16:00:59 | More by cvstrickland
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12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.