Christmas Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stunner97:
4.15/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2012 edition seems they change every year
Appearance- amber red with thick tan foamy head,
Smell- really getting alot of all those holiday spices, cinnamon ginger and nutmeg, certainly smells like xmas
Taste- this beer is very true to what it claims to be which is a christmas ale, you just taste all those afformentioned spices so much, tons and tons of cinnamin and ginger all day, one could argue maybe its slightly overspiced but i think for the style its where it should be your not blindly searching for the flavors,
Mouthfeel- medium bodied yet very smooth and creamy, nice feel with low carbonation
Drinkability/overall- this beer is not really one i probably would say is extremely drinkable only in that the spice is so strong but i would say its very enjoyable and I did like it, its one i think I would visit again ocassionally
Serving type: can
11-16-2012 21:12:20 | More by Stunner97
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3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce can, Best By 03/24/14 printed on the bottom of the can.
Pours darker amber, minor khaki head, leaving a smattering of fine bits of scattered lacing.
Cinnamon dominates the nose as well as the palate. Hints of ginger but mostly cinnamon and more cinnamon. Too much cinnamon. Meh, not my favorite winter warmer, over spiced and under malted.
Serving type: can
02-06-2014 03:16:54 | More by Billolick
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours clear reddish brown with a yellowish head. Retains as a film.
Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and biscuit malt.
Biscuit malt with brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves.
Medium to thin body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.
Pretty tasty winter ale with good spice flavor and aroma, worth a try but could stand to have a fuller body.
Serving type: on-tap
01-23-2014 01:27:06 | More by Cylinsier
3.86/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2013 version of the 750 ml corked and caged bottle, poured into my new Steelers shaker pint for xmas. Appearance is caramel brown with a light tan head leaving light sticky lace.
Smell is sweet malt and mulling spices, exactly as advertised.
Taste is pretty good, surprisingly! I find spiced beers tend to be heavy handed, especially with the strong nose, but the integration and balance are pretty good. Somewhat lithe in fact.
Mouthfeel is light and very dry.
Drinkability is pretty good, a solid Xmas beer with just enough spice to bring the cheer without the pain! Still, one 750 is enough for me, for the year.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2013 19:54:12 | More by ccrida
Christmas Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.