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12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

571 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 41
Gots: 89 | 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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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KnucklesMcFisty
4.74/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is everything a Christmas winter warmer should be...it's naughty (spicy) and nice (sweet) ...you can smell the spices but they really come alive in the taste...nutmeg, clove, cinnamon & gingerbread...she's got a bite! But the malt and honey sweetness balance it all out. This is my new all time fave winter warmer...better than GL Christmas Ale...yup, I said it

Photo of MaxPowers
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_Leon
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Brihon
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 09robejo
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of IRNCAL
2.33/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of Ezra-Poundit
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a light brown color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a small side patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Clove-y aroma that's slightly sweet. Maybe some ginger.

T- More clove and a solid alcohol presence. Somewhat toasty and a bit sweet.

M- Has a moderate sharpness with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Was expecting more from this as it's pretty highly regarded in the Winter Warmer category. Has a little too much booze presence for my taste and the spices are kind of one-dimensional.

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.77/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Feel: medium-full body with medium-light carbonation. A tiny bite on the tongue, presumably from the 8.3% alcohol. Pleasant, spicy aroma but it suggests that there may be too much spicing in the flavor. Tasting confirms this, with the blame largely on nutmeg. Some medium and dark malt with a hint of toffee does show behind the spicing.

O: a good winter seasonal, but a bit too much nutmeg for me. Improved a little with warming.

Photo of tornez
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of bambinichole
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Great winter warmer nice nice heat in chest great clove cinnamon nutmeg and honey you can smell everything in this great beer and tast it too pretty thick great and on the back spicy peppery hops don't know what kind but damn good beer home town thank u

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4.91/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.