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Christmas Ale 2008 - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 3
Avg: 4
pDev: 3.75%
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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
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Photo of maddogruss
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of sholland119
4.2/5  rDev +5%
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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Photo of gdfan47
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
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

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