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Toffee Holiday Ale - River Dog Brewing Co.

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Toffee Holiday Ale
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River Dog Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jaswilson2 on 12-14-2013)
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Reviews by Bernoulli:
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3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Advertised as a Winter Warmer - "Amber Belgian Ale" ... "simmered with Belgian candy sugar and chocolate covered toffees"...

Half inch head that fades to a nice amount of lacing. A near opaque reddish brown. Looks very promising in a Goblet.

Faint hard to place smell but that seems appropriate.

Started with several different tastes seem to be fighting it out... the underlying ale (not great), a second flavor that's hard place (not particularly chocolate or toffee like, but appropriate to a winter warmer), and maybe something metallic? Much, much better as it warms up and the seasonal character comes to the fore.

Ok mouthfeel, but perhaps a bit oily and it lingers. The oiliness fades as it warms.

If we tried it again we'd let it sit for a while first.

Bernoulli, Jan 03, 2014
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Toffee Holiday Ale from River Dog Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.