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Christmas Ale - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Christmas Ale
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87
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 07-20-2009)
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jampics2

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Fat Heads Cleveland. Served in a pint glass.

This festive brew is an copper orange color with some yellow and red hints around the edges. The beer has very nice head retention and lace. The beer is relatively clear with just a touch of haze and has very little active carbonation.

The smell is full of sugar and spice and everything nice. Some cinnamon, ginger, honey and nutmeg. A touch of coriander as well. The spices are expressive and really quite well-integrated. If I had to pick one, I'd say the cinnamon was dominant, but the honey and nutmeg really have nice presence too.

The taste follows the smell. Really nice honey and ginger. No noticeable alcohol. Nutmeg and ginger on the backside. Very well spiced without loosing the beer focus. The malt is sweet and grounds the experience.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfect carbonation. The carb gives a touch of an edge then becomes creamy and subdued. The aftertaste is full of sweetness, honey, and a touch of lingering spices. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2010 21:17:49 | More by jampics2
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark golden red body below a one inch tall white head. Head retention is the tits, sticky lacing too. A good lookin beer!

Cinnamon, "allspice", some sort of spiced flower.

Subdied but present spices. Has a certain breadiness about it. Drinks lower than the stated 6.7%abv

Smooth, low carbonation. Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel.

Very easy drinking spice Christmas ale here, gets a bump for drinkability. The appearance and aroma are top-tier for the style in my opinion. Glad I got to try it, thanks MaxSpang!

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11-22-2012 02:53:29 | More by Duff27
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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Ohio

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nrbw23

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a light copperish red color with a thin off white head. Head becomes a ring of bubbles around the edge and leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Picking up the typical winter warmer/Christmas ale spices, but nothing over the top. Maybe even a bit lighter than most, but still good.

T- Follows the nose really well. Again maybe a tad lighter in the spices than most others for the style.

M- Medium in both body and carbonation.

O- Very solid and good beer. If your not a huge fan of the spices of the style you might want to try this one as the spice is there but nothing over the top.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 21:09:34 | More by nrbw23
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ckollias

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap at Fat’s head.

A: Pours a dark amber hue with a thin, 1-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Spicy malty aroma with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.

T: Smooth spicy malt flavor with hints of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Delicious winter warmer – one of the best Christmas’s ales I’ve had.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2011 01:05:49 | More by ckollias
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear reddish amber color with a thin half finger slightly off white head which gives to skim. No lace is left on the glass. The aroma is of cinnomon and nutmeg with a hint of piney hops. It smells almost like a pine tree at the end. The taste starts out with some sweet malt and gives way to a big cinnomon taste with a nice nutmeg flavor. The end has a touch of vanilla with a pine tree hop bite. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall a very good beer nice big aroma and a nice big flavor to follow the nose a must try.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2011 01:26:23 | More by goblue3509
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Christmas Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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