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Christmas In Ningxia Old Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Christmas In Ningxia Old Ale
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Warmer Winter Winter Warmer aged on aged on coriander and wolfberries.

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 01-09-2010)
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Reviews by jda007:
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jda007, Jul 20, 2012
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Photo of ktrillionaire
2.48/5  rDev -33.5%

I'll keep this short and sweet, like my experience with this brew.

It looks murky and flaccid, like it came out of the end of a gravity-pour firkin.

The smell is very syrupy sweet, and besides that there seems like some misplaced coriander seed.

The taste is the same: syrupy underattenuated sweetness spiced irresponsibly with botanical flavor.

This year's batch is notsogood

ktrillionaire, Feb 25, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev +12.1%

22oz bottle courtesy of illidurit. I think it said it had wolfberries and coriander involved.

S: Syrup, booze, berry, fruity, pancakes (maybe blueberry pancakes, because it takes me back to a memory of a pancake restaurant on hwy 26 from Portland to the coast... when I was just a boy...

A; Ruby brn and clear

T: Syrup, some berries, pretty blended flavors, booze there but not as strong as nose

M; medium bodied

D: Pretty good for abv

Overall: Pretty tasty, and some interesting flavors of berries, sugar, and baked goods.

bret27, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of illidurit
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%

Handbottle from a growler courtesy gunhaver. Pours a clear deep amber with an encouraging ring of fine carbonation. Aroma is heavy with berries, presumably wolfberries. But since I've never had a wolfberry before I can only describe it in terms of other berries, namely blueberry and boysenberry. Sort of pastry-like, like berry pie. Some perfumey alcohol if you really inhale deeply. Flavor is toffee and other sweet malt influences with some berry and a hint of coriander struggling to get through. Significant alcohol. Medium bodied, drinkable.

illidurit, Jan 09, 2010
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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%

appearance: dark murky brown

smell: smelled spiced, berries, heavy carmamel

taste: sweet, but not overdone. taons of berry like tastes mixed with heavy carmamel malts

mouthfeel: medium bodied to full bodied

drinkability: interesting. I like the original recipe this was done off of. warmer winter, better, but nice change of pace.

CampusCrew, Jan 04, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

A: Pours a nice amber brown hue with an above average cream colored head.

S: Bold malty aromas. Very sweet. Lots of caramel, brown sugar and toffee. The corriander is there along with just a hint of pine hops.

T: Sweet dark cherries, and gooey toffee up front. Subtle sweet yet bitter pine notes. Chocolate, earthy tobacco, and hints of spice.

M: On the fuller side of medium. Pretty smooth.

D: Drinks pretty good, Unique but not my favorite of the treatments.

tpd975, Jan 09, 2010
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

PthPndr, Nov 22, 2011
Christmas In Ningxia Old Ale from Cigar City Brewing
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.