Christmas Ale - North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 5
Avg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: MUSHROOMCLOUD on 12-13-2005

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 5
Photo of wampahoofus
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark amber to brown color. Minimal head and a bit of lacing

Smell: Fruity and sweet with a suggestion of alcohol.

Taste: Well balaced and malty. Not as sweet or carbonated as many of this style. Nutty and smooth at the finish. A nice rounded flavor!

Mouthfeel: Smooth and rich to the palatte. The malt lingers on the tounge and in the nose long after the sip.

Drinkability: This is a well balanced barleywine. This is my favorite style, so I am sure my rating is a bit inflated. However, it is not as sweet and boozy as most. The malt is delicious and rich. My favorite NxNW brew yet!

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Photo of midaszero
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Orange amber body with small off white head that leave little lacing

S - Sweet malt and boozy

T - Heavy malt presence with some spice. Kind of boozy. Strong toasted notes in the back.

M - Medium body with medium high carbonation

D - Enjoyable but kind of rough.

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Photo of JDV
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours murky, hazed orange with a nice offwhite head and some yeast. Smell is nicely rich, thick tart maltiness with alcohol well hidden. Taste is tart/sweet malt, and a hint of alcohol. Typical flavors of the style, but nicely made and much better to me than most of the style. Worth a try.

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3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Served in a tulip glass. Light brown, ice tea color. Off white cap. Nice lacing.

Smell - Malty. Spicy. Moderate hop aroma. Fruity. Mild, toffee undertone.

Taste - Sweet malt. Alcohol. Fruity. Slightest touch of caramel.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied. Low to medium carbonation. Slick.

Drinkability - Nice. Definitely a malty English barleywine. Good sipper.

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Christmas Ale from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
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