Railway City Cranberry Christmas Ale - Railway City Brewing Company

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Railway City Cranberry Christmas AleRailway City Cranberry Christmas Ale

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Railway City Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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(Beer added by: mrmanning on 01-17-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.33/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


Pours a amber hue, possibly rosey highlights if seen though a larger glass.

Cake spices and fruit in the aroma, well contained but distinct.

Sharpish edge to this ale stays in cjaracter with its bright spicing and tart fruityness. Finishes clean and hoppy-spicy with just a hint of tartness.

Decent holiday brew. Quite quaffable.

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3.3/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle shared with Len, Sammy, and Milos. Pours a dark copper red with amber hues, a ring of cream white head, and spots of lacing on the tulip. Smell and taste are fresh yeast, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla cake, and cranberry juice with a fruity, tart, and astringent finish. Good dose of spice in the body - almost Belgian in character - followed by a subtle hop bitterness. The alcohol is absent from the flavour but delivers a warm edge after a few sips. This held up well over the season and was a nice change from some of the hoppier (and better) beers we were sampling. A solid holiday quaffer, even if it's a far cry from my favourite winter beers.

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hand bottled and courtesy of and shared with Crater. Some bubbly head and light brown body. Medium mouthfeel. The nose was mostly malty,but spicey, namely nutmeg. The taste was nutmeg mostly, cranberry secondary still significant. Interesting. Drinkable as a sipper.

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml sample poured from a fresh growler- Interesting colour. Orange with ruby like hues when held to the light, pours a one finger white foam that recedes to form a ring at the edge of the glass. Inviting nose of spices, that include clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Also in the aroma is vanilla, with strawberry and cranberry. Tastes quite spicy as well, again with the cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. Like pumpkin pie! Also present is a slight sweet cranberry that just barely makes itself known. Finishes with a spicy edge, combined with a marked hop bitterness. No trace of the 6.8%, making it very, very drinkable. A spicy christmas ale with a subtle dose of fruit. I'm sold! Good work Barb, this one is a keeper! Thanks for the sample Danielle!

Railway City Cranberry Christmas Ale from Railway City Brewing Company
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