12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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3.44/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
01-09-2014 02:22:13 | More by whiterabbit
3.73/5 rDev -6%
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.
01-06-2014 00:50:51 | More by CMUbrew
2.46/5 rDev -38%
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.
12-27-2013 07:42:03 | More by johng
12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.