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12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

529 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 36
Gots: 74 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

loramellon65, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

hollywood_15063, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

partisan, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

norinco, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Nunya, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

TeeRex, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

UltimateLivewire, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

fellowrs, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JeffTheJuice, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Tirefan, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Johnroby, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a tawny brown with a tinge of amber,a thinner slight off white head atop.Aromas of nutmeg,mace,allspice,and some honey makes for a very spiced brew.I like the warming spiced notes on the palate,candied ginger and nutmeg notes stand out most along with a sweet honey-like finish.The sweetness is big but for me it never gets overly sticky.Solid.

oberon, Dec 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Extrajoker00, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

OhioBobcat, Dec 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Kerrie, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

TBarJr, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

tdm168, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

SonOfOdin, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jminch, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Giantspace, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DbbC, Dec 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

GreenEggsHam1, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of tillmac62
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear medium amber with a dark ruby hue. Nice head and lacing that retains well. Brilliant nose of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg spice, over a light dark malt sweetness with just a hint of honey. Creamy almost medium body with average carbonation that imparts a bit of effervescence in the finish. The taste is like the nose - spice against a dark malt sweetness base. An exceptionally well balanced brew that covers the 8.3% alcohol very well. Finishes slowly with a nice spice flourish, just a touch of alcohol bite and a nice burst of honey sweetness. An outstanding winter offering.

tillmac62, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy brownish red with a slightly yellowed head on top. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Loads of spices up front on this one. Nutmeg, cinnamon and clove all come to mind. Roasted malts add some sweetness.

T: As with the aroma there are a lot of spices in this beer. A well rounded sweet blend that doesnt overpower in any one direction.

M: Medium body with mild carbonation. Isnt too sticky on the tongue and has a fairly clean finish. Alcohol is well hidden.

Overall this is certainly a winter warmer that defines the style. Great spice profile and very smooth body. Has the oomph of a strong winter beer with great drinkability.

CloudStrife, Dec 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Scary_Version, Dec 05, 2013
12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.