12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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4.89/5 rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Most people don't know this, but this recipe was brought by a brewer from Great Lakes Brewing Company. This is an incredible brew. This is hands down my favorite christmas ale. It is full of flavor, but it's not overly filling like most christmas ales.
Serving type: on-tap
10-26-2013 23:34:29 | More by purdueracer
4.88/5 rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Too bad its the last bottle of my stash....
Pours a light brown with a thick half inch head that clings to the snifter. Head is off white.
SMells of spices, and lots of them! Nutmeg is everywhere, hints of allspice, ginger, and cinnamon. I like that ginger is the forefront, and ginger like the serve with sushi. mmm....
Well, all those spices in the smell are definitely there in the taste. And I like it! Ginger is in the forefront, with nutmeg, cinnamon , and allspice somewhere in the background but not forgotten. Grains are somewhere in the mix, but they fight a losing battle with the abundance of spices (and its a bit dry). A semi sweetness is there from the grain and possibly some candied sugar, but only in moderation.
Body is light, and the alcohol is lost in the spices. Just like Christmas Ale, it catches up to you at 8.3%. Ohio knows its spiced winter beers!
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2011 00:30:14 | More by VncentLIFE
12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.