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Christmas Ale 2008 - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 3
rAvg: 4
pDev: n/a
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Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: sholland119 on 12-11-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 3
Photo of maddogruss
3.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a pint of this from Maia Restaurant in Villanova, PA.

A: Pours a deep, red/amber body with a small, off-white head with ok retention and some lacing.

S: A sweet, malty smell with hints of ginger and some orange zest.

T: A roasted toffee, malty taste with some slight ginger notes that were pretty complimenting.

M: A medium-bodied and pretty crisp mouthfeel that was pretty nice on the palette.

D: A nice mouthfeel and taste combination. A fairly good Christmas beer with some interesting spices. (505 characters)

Photo of gdfan47
3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a chesnut color with a little head
S- Houston, we have spices! cinnamon, nutmeg, a little orange spice, a little clove
T- smooth overall, the aroma is evident during the first few sips, refreshing with just the right amount of carbonation
M- creamy but not overly malty
D- I really dug it and will reach for this again

never really dove into Xmas beers before, but this year it has been pretty enjoyable for me (420 characters)

Photo of sholland119
4.2/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Teresa's Next Door.

A-A hazy amber brown with a thin, creamy white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S-Very nice. Caramel malt and fall/winter spices.

T-A very nice surprise. Spices right up front and all the way through, in a really nice balance with each other and with the malt. I am not usually a big fan of spiced beers but this one gets it just right. Nutmeg, cinnamon with a hint of clove. I have seen beers described as "pumpkin pie in a glass" but this is the first time I've tasted it. Maybe that's not how they want their Christmas Ale described, exactly, but I mean it as a high compliment.

D-Two would probably be my limit as there's only so much spice I can take in my beer. But I'd enjoy them both.

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Christmas Ale 2008 from Sly Fox Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.