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Christmas Ale - West Sixth Brewing Company

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Christmas Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KingKat on 12-04-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-12-2013 00:39:41 | More by McUbermensch
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep raisin brown coloring gives it a black hued body but it lightens just a touch at the edges. The head was stout and thick with a nice coat of lace that did not stick to the glass.

The aroma is spicy at first sniff with a ginger and nutmeg profile. The back end is thicker with molasses and dried fruit but a tinge of booze.

The flavor is well balanced with just enough spice. The ginger and nutmeg support the overall malty flavor of caramel, molasses, raisin, date, prune and grain.

The feel is so smooth, almost viscous and thick, with a low carbonated feel but a bit of winter warmth.

West Sixth has hit a home run here with an ale that is different than their normal fare and perfect for the season.

Serving type: can

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12oz can with no freshness date.

Dark, opaque, stable tan lacing. Smells of molasses, brownines, mild spicing, figgy, & faint caramel. Bold maltiness, mild roastiness, dark chocolate, full bodied, sweet, balanced cinnamon and nutmeg, dark fruit, hay, toasty, finished slightly dry.

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Pours an opaque medium brown with a frothy tan head that lingers.

Ginger, cinnamon, and clove dominate the aroma, with burnt sugar and sweet caramel malt playing supporting roles.

Gingersnaps and cinnamon erupt onto the palate, with sweet toasted malt taking over mid palate and finishing fairly dry with s hint of bitterness. Toffee nuttiness is subtle. Really tastes like liquid gingersnaps.

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Christmas Ale from West Sixth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.