Christmas Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-24-2002)
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1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of crowsnest
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of Hired_Goon
2/5  rDev -46.2%

I really liked the 2013 version of this beer. I picked up a six pack of cans of the 2014 version. I'm hoping that maybe I just got unlucky as it was not very good. Kind of tasted like Budweiser with a hint of cinnamon.

Photo of Goldorak
2.35/5  rDev -36.8%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Billquirk
2.9/5  rDev -22%
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 JC333
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Dreamer
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Draesith
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Ieatlambfries
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of FrankShirley
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of NYR_Rob
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of touchmeimsac
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of BeerThursdays
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Glennlawless
3.14/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Photo of xnicknj
3.2/5  rDev -14%
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.

Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of NonicPanic
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of doc17325
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plturo
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%

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Christmas Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.