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Ardelle Christmas Ale 2012 - People's Brewing Company

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Ardelle Christmas Ale 2012
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 5.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
People's Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: mynie on 12-10-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is like Peoples' Snow Storm--a winter seasonal released every year, always with the same name but never with the same beer. The 2012 vintage is... a braggot? Woah. Pretty bold choice.

Pours cranberry red with a nice little white head. Smells of a blend of spice, fruit, and sweetly alcoholic honey. No particularly salient nodes--so I can't pick out, say, Apples or heather--but it all comes together quite well.

Tastes like it smells. Ripe, blue fruit; tart, red fruit; plesantly medicinal herbs (kinda like a Ricola); and a backend of almost perfectly sweet honey that ties everything together.

This is a very difficult style to brew, and I applaud People's not only for giving it a try but for doing such a superb job. Ardelle 2012 is probably the most impressive beer they've ever brewed.

mynie, Dec 10, 2012
Ardelle Christmas Ale 2012 from People's Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.