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12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

462 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 25
Gots: 32 | 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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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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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rgille2

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-13-2013 08:48:33 | More by rgille2
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Browns149


4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

01-12-2013 19:15:11 | More by Browns149
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Nyskizy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-12-2013 01:52:13 | More by Nyskizy
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

01-10-2013 01:47:22 | More by reitzbrewing
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, Winter 2012 bottling. Pours lightly hazy red-orange amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with nice retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big honey, caramel, ginger, raisin, nutmeg, cinnamon, toast, light clove, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, toast, ginger, honey, raisin, apple, cinnamon, nuttiness, and light herbal. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, honey, ginger, cinnamon, raisin, apple, and nuttiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt/spice flavors; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming present on the finish. Overall this is an excellent winter warmer. Nicely balanced and robust flavors with good complexity; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering as expected; this is definitely the better offering vs the GL version.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 05:23:24 | More by superspak
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95oRANGEcRUSH


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-09-2013 00:55:55 | More by 95oRANGEcRUSH
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-04-2013 21:46:53 | More by kjkinsey
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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-03-2013 21:32:01 | More by barneysdad
12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.