Christmas Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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Reviews by xnicknj:
3.2/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
on tap at the fox and hound in KOP - served in pint
Pours a mostly clear chestnut color with bright reddish hues. Fluffy beige head slowly fades away into a coating of film, leaving some patchy lacing on the glass.
Roasted malts with burnt sugar and dark fruit. Hints of raisin and cherry with cinnamon and a mild spiciness. Fits the genre, but thankfully doesn't go overboard on the potpourri of Christmasy spices.
Soft snap of wintery spice up front with cinnamon and brown sugar. Lightly sweet, mixed with apple and cherry with a dash of raisin. Malted backbone with caramel and bread crust. Finishes a little spicy and sweet with little warmth.
Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, a little chewy and crisp on the tongue. Slyfox is definitely hit or miss for me, but this was a pretty solid winter warmer.
Serving type: on-tap
12-14-2012 02:41:59 | More by xnicknj
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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 79 ratings.