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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

571 Ratings

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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 41
Gots: 89 | 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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4.14/5  rDev +4.3%

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. A reddish-brown color with a slight bubble to it. Minimum head. The smell is that of gingerbread, cinnamon and pinecones. The taste is quite sweet, so if you like your christmas beer on the hoppy side, this one may not be for you. The overwhelming taste, just like the smell, is the gingerbread, a touch of honey, & lots of spices present. My palate not being the most defined in the world tastes cinnamon with a mixture of other tastes that i can't quite pinpoint. No matter your palate though you can't get much closer to a taste that reminds you of Christmas. at 8.3% it's an easy drink and in my opinion is the most versatile "winter warmer" around, drink it Christmas morning as your family opens presents, enjoy it as a dessert beer after a holiday meal, or simply drink a couple to yourself as you watch a great sports game/movie/tv series etc on a cold winters day. Cheers

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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale brewed by Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, with an ABV of 8.30% This brew pours out a light brown color with an off white head. The smell is rich with spices and sweetness. 12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale put you in the mind set of Christmas cookies. You also pick up a hit of grains and malts in the smell of this brew. The taste is rich with flavor, you pick up on the spices in this brew. There is cinnamon and a hit of pumpkin spice. This brew has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering in it. The mouthfeel is nice and clean. 12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale is a great drinking brew. Thirsty Dog Brewing Company did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out 5.

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3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours a clear copper color, almost exactly the hue of a penny that's been handled for 3-4 years. Forms a pale white head, which fades swiftly into a patchy cap with ring. So many bubbles stream nonstop from the bottom of the glass - it's not unlike hipsters heading for a record store on Free Vinyl Day.

S: Spice dominates the aroma, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice, blending with the underlying sweetness to smell something akin to a gingersnap cookie with a snickerdoodle dusting.

T: As with the scent, spice also dominates the taste profile. Cinnamon, ginger, and allspice grab hold of the tastebuds, and they don't relinquish that hold anywhere in the tasting process. There's a sweet caramel malt backbone underlying the spices, though the spice is clearly the star. As it warms, some other spices join in the chorus, ranging from cloves to a white pepper. Overall, however, this is a liquid ginger snap with cinnamon, and not much in the way of bitter or dryness. The finish does leave a lingering leafy sort of bitterness, though that is the only vaguely hoppy flavor I can identify.

M: Light in body and sharply carbonated, this goes down quickly and effortlessly. It's not a thick, warming brew.

O: Not a bad winter warmer, well spiced and refreshingly lacking in the hop arena. Just malt and spices, with some slight bitterness to the aftertaste. I am a fan.

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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

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12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.