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Christmas Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of Billolick
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
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 robdip9
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

robdip9, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Cylinsier
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Tap

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.

Cylinsier, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of scottbrew4u
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

scottbrew4u, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Mcballz13, Jan 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

mendvicdog, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tdm168, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BeerForMuscle, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of NonicPanic
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

NonicPanic, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of jungj3
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

jungj3, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

oriolesfan4, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Amandazor
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Amandazor, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of sketchyhoodie
4/5  rDev +7.2%

sketchyhoodie, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

BodiesLexus, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of ccrida
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

ccrida, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jmdrpi, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

TimHitchings, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mikehillman, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

bigeyedfish89, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

scfatallis, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Beer4Baltimore, Dec 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

JC333, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of pearljam118
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

pearljam118, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Dreamer
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Dreamer, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

aszatk01, Dec 10, 2013
Christmas Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.