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Christmas Ale - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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Christmas Ale
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zeledonia on 01-07-2013)
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

NateMac13, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler thanks to match1112 in the Ugly Sweater BIF. Drank New Year's Eve 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a deep, rusty brown amber. Clear at the edges but mostly opaque. Big eruption of off-white head; could be to two fingers, could be to the top of the glass, depending on the pour. Really nice lacing, plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell has brown sugar sweetness. Ambiguous, sugary dark aromas. How's that for vague? Some mild Belgian yeast touches. Almost woody, almost fruity, almost grainy, but not really anything in any pronounced way. My description is vague because the beer itself is.

Taste has a really obvious tobacco flavor, moreso than any other beer I've had. It drifts into mild bitterness. Hovering around the edges is a lightly sweet woody dark malt flavor that doesn't quite provide enough base flavor.

Mouthfeel is fine. Medium-bodied, enough carbonation. Not particularly notable.

A pretty solid Belgian-style ale, but just doesn't have that much depth of flavor. Not bad, not great.

zeledonia, Jan 07, 2013
Christmas Ale from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.