1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Holly Jolly Christmas Ale - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

Not Rated.
Holly Jolly Christmas AleHolly Jolly Christmas Ale

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

149 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 149
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 12-07-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of


5/5  rDev +31.9%

You rated this beer. Add a review.

02-22-2014 21:28:06 | More by
Photo of muraco3
muraco3

Ohio

5/5  rDev +31.9%

03-08-2014 00:38:01 | More by muraco3
Photo of Mkocmit
Mkocmit


5/5  rDev +31.9%

06-13-2014 18:27:55 | More by Mkocmit
Photo of dpw95
dpw95

Ohio

5/5  rDev +31.9%

07-06-2014 16:43:02 | More by dpw95
Photo of rieg21
rieg21

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

12-21-2013 23:40:51 | More by rieg21
Photo of Machete824
Machete824

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

12-14-2013 02:54:40 | More by Machete824
Photo of OneTrickPony
OneTrickPony


4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

11-23-2013 23:42:56 | More by OneTrickPony
Photo of somalley26
somalley26

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

07-18-2014 22:32:21 | More by somalley26
Photo of blue-dream
blue-dream

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-05-2013 13:23:35 | More by blue-dream
Photo of bgramels
bgramels

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-03-2014 03:04:57 | More by bgramels
Photo of Aschap
Aschap

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-19-2012 21:13:14 | More by Aschap
Photo of hollywood_15063
hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

08-31-2013 01:55:00 | More by hollywood_15063
Photo of Woppy5
Woppy5

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-13-2014 19:59:42 | More by Woppy5
Photo of TheRealPour
TheRealPour

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-29-2013 04:37:52 | More by TheRealPour
Photo of tankg
tankg

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Very nice winter beer, not surprising from this outfit. Had on draft several times before stockpiling some 4 packs from Ds in Monroeville PA and the original Fatheads bar in the south side of Pittsburgh - best bar food in a town full or good bar food by the way...

Copper pour into a pint from a bottle, with a cinnamon aroma than hits you before you even get close. There are hints of ginger, honey, nutmeg and lemon , but for me, the cinnamon remains prominent in the taste profile. Very drinkable for the ABV as well. Surprised at the few reviews, must be a limited release. In a style that I enjoy, this in my new find this year along with the 2Xmas which is very nice....both are better than the usuaul winter suspects.. Anyway, haven't had a bad Fathead's beer (Headhunter IPA is excellent) or a bad Church Brewworks Beer out of Pittsburgh also ...their seasonal Zwarte Brown is excellent...

Happy Holidays...

12-25-2012 06:15:00 | More by tankg
Photo of Crafts_and_recreation
Crafts_and_recreation

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +16.1%

Pours a deep, ruby hue with dense, fluffy off-white head which dissapated but left a nice 1/4 inch on top. Tons of carbonation, bubbles continue to rise in the glass while I write this, and a thin, spotty lacing throughout.

Aroma is very complex of ginger, cinnamon, clove, pine, some honey or molasses, breads malts. Smells sweet and spicy, very pleasant with a hint of brown sugar and orange peel.

Flavor is very smooth, spices hit the palate first but are followed by a clean malt base and it's a hint sweet without overdoing it. Almost reminiscent of fruitcake, it starts out with cinnamon and spice, followed by pine, and with a smooth orangey finish. Very little noticeable bitterness if any and mild fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel is one of this beer's strong points in my opinion, it's smooth and silky with a full body and clean finish. Flavor is really carried across the palate by this rich brew and is surprisingly drinkable for its strength.

Overall this is one of the better Christmas beers I've tried. It's spicy without being overwhelming, piney without being too pungent, and has a deep, satiny body that goes down easily with a pleasant aftertaste. This beer is what I had hoped ST 2xmas would be like, the aromas are similar, but FH presents a much smoother and more palatable flavor in my opinion. Not something I'd want all the time, but I would certainly recommend trying it.

12-25-2013 21:42:12 | More by Crafts_and_recreation
Photo of cestlavie
cestlavie

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-02-2013 04:16:43 | More by cestlavie
Photo of pathman
pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-16-2013 02:38:48 | More by pathman
Photo of MonicaC
MonicaC

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-15-2013 05:01:57 | More by MonicaC
Photo of DustinSWB
DustinSWB

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-14-2013 18:41:41 | More by DustinSWB
Photo of Extrajoker00
Extrajoker00

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-10-2013 00:39:14 | More by Extrajoker00
Photo of JayKay412
JayKay412

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-19-2013 17:31:38 | More by JayKay412
Photo of spikechiquet
spikechiquet

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-22-2013 01:15:37 | More by spikechiquet
Photo of ckollias
ckollias

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

Enjoyed this 12oz stubby bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark amber-orangish with a thick, fizzy, off-white, head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass ending in a solid lace.

S: Malty aroma with spicy backbone consisting of mostly of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

T: Similar to the smell this malty brew has flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg Lots of spices and complex flavors here.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent winter spiced ale. Very flavorful and balanced.

12-27-2012 03:41:43 | More by ckollias
Photo of reitzbrewing
reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-31-2013 03:02:59 | More by reitzbrewing
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Holly Jolly Christmas Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
85 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.