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Christmas Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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85
very good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-24-2002)
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.1%

12-01-2013 03:00:03 | More by crowsnest
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

2.35/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2005 Bottle

Appearance: Festive brownish red, with a head of compact bubbles.

Smell: DMS Buttered popcorn aroma, you'd think this was brewed by Orville Redenbacher, if he were also baking banana bread.

Taste: Gingerbread men, pumpkin pie, banana bread. Don't get me wrong, I love all of those things, but just maybe not all blended together in liquid form. The spices were way too harsh and I just couldn't get over the smell.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2006 00:43:19 | More by Goldorak
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

10-26-2012 13:17:02 | More by Knapp85
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JC333

New York

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-16-2013 00:18:29 | More by JC333
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-10-2013 23:15:20 | More by Dreamer
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-19-2011 04:56:05 | More by BeerThursdays
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Glennlawless

New Jersey

3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Tulip glass.

A - Deep amber with an inch light brownish velvet textured head.

S - Cinnamon stick, cloves, allspice. pretty much smells like your typical pumpkin ale haha.

T - Very mild notes of everything in the nose, some earthy hop bitterness at the end.

M - medium carbonation, super smooth.

O - This beer really didnt have much to it, but the flavors were nice ( what i was able to get from it ) just a super mild almost session like beer. average.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 06:00:59 | More by Glennlawless
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

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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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-17-2013 02:02:40 | More by apasternak
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-06-2014 19:52:08 | More by mendvicdog
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-02-2014 21:41:33 | More by NonicPanic
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doc17325

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-27-2012 23:47:32 | More by doc17325
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Twig2848

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-09-2013 22:57:27 | More by Twig2848
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Billolick

New York

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
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djgustafson

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-27-2014 19:03:04 | More by djgustafson
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tygry

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-07-2014 15:14:16 | More by tygry
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-25-2013 19:01:34 | More by jmdrpi
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-13-2012 07:44:27 | More by ithinkimasofa
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-13-2014 21:32:11 | More by bacher468
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-11-2014 14:36:19 | More by djrn2
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-22-2013 00:10:07 | More by mikehillman
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-30-2013 04:37:47 | More by oriolesfan4
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-30-2012 20:22:20 | More by skaboom420
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-05-2014 18:49:27 | More by Giantspace
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this as part of a beer incentive program at my local bar.

The coloring on this one was a darker brown with a pretty healthy amount of foam on top. The lacing was minimal in my pilsner glass.

Aroma was kind of minimal off of this beer. You get some decent spicing from the beer. The flavor has more spice, but the flavor is lighter than you would expect.

Overall this makes for an easy-drinking winter warmer. Not bad as an introductory version to the style.

Serving type: can

02-12-2013 21:29:42 | More by ummswimmin
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Christmas Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.