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12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 25
Gots: 28 | 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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LP_Tyler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-09-2014 01:42:04 | More by LP_Tyler
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BlueWinged35

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-04-2014 18:51:56 | More by BlueWinged35
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mhammo129

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-04-2014 08:43:01 | More by mhammo129
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-28-2014 03:45:40 | More by jaydoc
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thudean

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-26-2014 17:37:30 | More by thudean
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Syncro-Vox

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-24-2014 18:58:11 | More by Syncro-Vox
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BringbakFavre

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

01-24-2014 08:56:37 | More by BringbakFavre
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2014 04:41:04 | More by PA-Michigander
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b1515152004

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-18-2014 05:25:28 | More by b1515152004
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kdlz

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - deep amber.. Heads up nicely but falls too quick

S - nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger

T - same as smell.. Follows the feel of literally drinking Christmas

M - a bit bity IMO, very very spiced

O - much better than most winter warms I've had. But reader beware if you don't want lots of spice, avoid.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2014 04:18:00 | More by kdlz
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whiterabbit

Ohio

3.44/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice deep dark amber bordering brown, light head that disappeared almost immediately. Looks ok, nothing to impress, but nothing wrong here either.

S - Wow. Blast of liquid gingerbread. Smells of molasses, ginger and clove. Very inviting, very holiday.

T - Follows right along with the smell, strong spice. In my opinion too over the top.

M - Not a lot here, relatively thin, just over bearing on the spice note. Good, but cannot drink more than one of these.

O - The thought is Christmas, and it achieves. Just a bit too overbearing for my tastes, good but a one and done for me. I would have another, just not in the same night. Cannot see this anytime but the holidays, would have a far different take in May.

Try one, but if you can pick up a single in doing so, I would recommend that.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 02:22:13 | More by whiterabbit
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WesMantooth

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-08-2014 18:52:25 | More by WesMantooth
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CMUbrew

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Review from 12/18/13

A: Rich mahogany color in the glass. Whitish head forms nicely but disappears quickly

S: Spices obviously. Ginger and nutmeg are most prevalent.

T: Ginger and nutmeg mostly, but the spice presence is nice and not overpowering.

M: Maybe not quite as full bodied as I was hoping, but not bad.

O: A very enjoyable spiced beer, though I was hoping for more spices, especially the cinnamon, to stand out.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 00:50:51 | More by CMUbrew
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-03-2014 22:48:09 | More by Duff27
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-03-2014 17:15:35 | More by drbenderdo
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Rast

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-02-2014 12:49:38 | More by Rast
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-01-2014 20:43:33 | More by csrbv
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TonyY

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-29-2013 21:46:50 | More by TonyY
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acp21178

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-28-2013 00:07:00 | More by acp21178
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-27-2013 18:28:13 | More by ohiobeer29
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StretchZep

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-27-2013 17:04:19 | More by StretchZep
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johng

New York

2.46/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

First time I ever drank this, could not find any Corsendonk Xmas this year so tried something new. Overpowering taste of ginger with some heavy clove action. Liked the mouthfeel. No real scent to it but a bit of sourness. Better as it got warmer like most Xmas ales but wouldn't recommend it. Disappointing effort from Thirsty Dog in my opinion.

Read on another beer site that this was similar in formula to Great Lakes Xmas Ale. Not even close.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 07:42:03 | More by johng
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JackRB

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-26-2013 17:29:46 | More by JackRB
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Trfagan3

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-26-2013 04:09:26 | More by Trfagan3
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wildcatboy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-25-2013 20:44:53 | More by wildcatboy
12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.