1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Christmas Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Christmas AleChristmas Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 94
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rjpomeroy
1/5  rDev -73.3%

rjpomeroy, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of crowsnest
2/5  rDev -46.7%

crowsnest, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Goldorak
2.35/5  rDev -37.3%
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.

Goldorak, Mar 10, 2006
Photo of Knapp85
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Knapp85, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of deapokid
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

deapokid, Sunday at 09:27 PM
Photo of JC333
3/5  rDev -20%

JC333, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Dreamer
3/5  rDev -20%

Dreamer, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of FrankShirley
3/5  rDev -20%

FrankShirley, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of BeerThursdays
3/5  rDev -20%

BeerThursdays, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Glennlawless
3.14/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Glennlawless, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

xnicknj, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

apasternak, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

mendvicdog, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of NonicPanic
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

NonicPanic, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of doc17325
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

doc17325, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Twig2848
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Twig2848, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of plturo
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%

plturo, Wednesday at 03:39 AM
Photo of Billolick
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Billolick, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of djgustafson
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

djgustafson, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of tygry
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

tygry, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of jmdrpi
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jmdrpi, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of hurshybear
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

hurshybear, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of ithinkimasofa
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

ithinkimasofa, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

bacher468, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

djrn2, Apr 11, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Christmas Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.