Christmas Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
2.35/5 rDev -37.8%
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.
03-10-2006 00:43:19 | More by Goldorak
3.14/5 rDev -16.9%
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.
11-09-2013 06:00:59 | More by Glennlawless
3.2/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
12-14-2012 02:41:59 | More by xnicknj
3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
02-06-2014 03:16:54 | More by Billolick
3.59/5 rDev -5%
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.
02-12-2013 21:29:42 | More by ummswimmin
Christmas Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.