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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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very good

475 Ratings

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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 25
Gots: 38 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

mikeincharleston, May 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

mjw1200, May 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

ally24al, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Skott1123
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Skott1123, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Broman
3.35/5  rDev -15.6%

Appearance- Pours a deep red color, when held to the light tiny bubbles can be seen plentifully rising. A moderate head floats atop that dissipates rather quickly. As the head disappears the bubbles follow at the same rate. Overall an exciting beer to look at initially.

Smell- Not an overly powerful smell. Somewhat disappointing from how the beer looks. Slight hints of malt, cinnamon, and sweetness are what is most prevalent.

Taste- The smell is backed up with the taste. Most abundant is the malty characteristics. Slight cinnamon flavor is masked in under the heavy malt. Virtually no aftertaste lingers. Overall easy beer to drink, enjoyable taste, but not overly excitable.

Mouthfeel- A slight sting on the tongue disappears quickly. Medium body feel in the mouth. No initial flavors seem to break through.

Overall- Better than most christmas beers out there. It does not try and overpower you with sweet and cinnamon flavors. It has a nice offering of malt taste and seems to have good body. Overall this is an enjoyable beer and would recommend to anyone who is an avid christmas ale drinker.

Broman, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Richie24CLE, Mar 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Danno, Mar 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

leprechaunandfatman, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Brownsfan13, Mar 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Adkins1203, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

HeyYoMar, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

zimm421, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

BrockGibson31, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

XavierMuskies, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

maznblue80, Feb 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Kalev13, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%

12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint

A - It is burnt orange in color with amber and golden highlights. My pour yielded me an inch of beige head. There are tons of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

S - It smells like ginger bread. I also get cinnamon, and it almost has a brown sugar smell.

T - I get the typical spices one would expect, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.

M - Medium

O - It is a solid Christmas ale. It has all the characteristics one would associate with Christmas. A little past the season but it is still good.

buschbeer, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Bill235, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

BamfBacon, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

siege06nd, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Erockss, Feb 09, 2013
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3.11/5  rDev -21.7%

Pours a deep ruby with a minimal head. Lace is thick and dense, but not so detailed.

Nose is fruity, spicy, and reminds me of a fruitcake. I don't consider that good nor bad, per se.

Taste is thick, malty, and syrupy. The sweet cinnamon and spice essence is most prominent with this heavy-bodied, rich, and fairly complex holiday ale. Seems a bit too heavy-handed for my taste, though, and this is not one I'd pursue again.

secondtooth, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

rmarks9, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

ZachRusk, Jan 25, 2013
12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.