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Christmas Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Christmas AleChristmas Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

133 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-24-2002

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A little to heavy on the nutmeg

Photo of kkmiller76
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of logicalparadox
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice spice bouquet, malty profile, with not a lot else going on.

Photo of waddellc2
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

why does BA require so much critieria when rating? Guys keep making this site worse while Untappd kills you!

Photo of let8it8grow
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beltz15
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JRoPA
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billquirk
2.95/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not the type of Christmas Ale I was hoping for. The mouthfeel was extremely thin, and the taste was overpowering in the nutmeggy-ginger side, but not at all in a good way.

Photo of pDubs
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gmartin75
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of NYR_Rob
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of philibum13
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of kilo_005
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Version - Poured from a can into a pint glass.
A: Reddish copper color - the color is nice. Small head, some lacing.
S: Obviously a lot going on here given the style. It's just various spices you would use in Christmas baking - cinnamon, ginger, etc. I think the strongest smell is ginger.
T: The key to this beer that makes it good is that even though there's tons of, well, adventurous winter flavors, the beer itself is not overwhelmingly sweet. You get hit with the flavors initially, but the after taste is just like a slightly bitter ale. I think this is good, because I don't want a really sweet beer like some are of this style.
M: Good - light carbonation and good slightly bitter aftertaste.
O: If you want a beer in this style that isn't too cloyingly sweet, this is the way to go. Plus the cans are certainly festive !

Photo of GFD400
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Dadoffour
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of jimsnyderpgh
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Ieatlambfries
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Christmas Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.