Christmas Ale 2008 - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2008 20:04:20 | More by maddogruss
3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
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
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2008 22:07:01 | More by gdfan47
4.22/5 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.
Serving type: on-tap
12-11-2008 18:42:29 | More by sholland119
Christmas Ale 2008 from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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