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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

470 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 25
Gots: 36 | 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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Broman

Ohio

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.

04-11-2013 06:02:50 | More by Broman
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Richie24CLE

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-18-2013 16:19:02 | More by Richie24CLE
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Danno

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-13-2013 05:09:12 | More by Danno
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

03-05-2013 01:22:22 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Brownsfan13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-03-2013 20:55:05 | More by Brownsfan13
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

02-28-2013 03:30:23 | More by Adkins1203
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-28-2013 01:58:47 | More by HeyYoMar
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zimm421

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-24-2013 23:49:20 | More by zimm421
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BrockGibson31

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-23-2013 21:59:51 | More by BrockGibson31
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XavierMuskies

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-21-2013 01:47:01 | More by XavierMuskies
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maznblue80

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-16-2013 05:31:58 | More by maznblue80
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Kalev13

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-14-2013 15:06:06 | More by Kalev13
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buschbeer

Ohio

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.

02-11-2013 17:34:26 | More by buschbeer
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Bill235

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-11-2013 14:46:10 | More by Bill235
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BamfBacon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-11-2013 14:45:15 | More by BamfBacon
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siege06nd

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-11-2013 00:04:10 | More by siege06nd
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Erockss

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-09-2013 19:24:41 | More by Erockss
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secondtooth

Indiana

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.

01-27-2013 21:27:44 | More by secondtooth
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rmarks9

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-27-2013 17:58:24 | More by rmarks9
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ZachRusk

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

01-25-2013 01:00:56 | More by ZachRusk
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-24-2013 22:52:24 | More by Nolen12
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2013 20:09:59 | More by Brew33
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EvandRay


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-19-2013 05:55:41 | More by EvandRay
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erogers

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-17-2013 07:24:37 | More by erogers
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DragonzBreath

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-13-2013 16:44:10 | More by DragonzBreath
12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.