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Schlafly Christmas Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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433 Ratings
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 19
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 11-02-2006

Our Christmas Ale is a warming winter ale that blends the spices of the season with sweet caramel malt. Orange peel, juniper berries, ginger root, cardamom and cloves are added for spiciness. We use honey in the fermentation process, which raises the ABV without producing too much heat from the alcohol content.

Many breweries produce richer, higher alcohol beers for the winter holiday season, bolder than their year-round offerings. The inspiration for this beer came from spiced holiday beverages such as wassail and mulled wines. Around the holidays, the sweet and spicy aromas, not to mention the booze, in such libations tend to smooth the rougher edges of enjoying each other’s company and spreading goodwill.

30 IBU
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of reebtaerG
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass

A-lovely amber color with a thin creamy white head with little lacing

S-aromas of Christmas of clover and cinnamon

T-great taste sweet malt caramel with the clover and cinnamon with a light spicy finish

M-is light body and low carbonation mouthfeel which was great with Xmas dinner

O-this a great beer by schlafly for the winter ale

Photo of Dilbert65
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

poured into a snifter

A: An opaque cherry color. A tan one-finger head that dissipates fast. Frothy lacing.

S: Cinnamon, cloves, allspice. Biscuity malts.

T: Follows nose with a festive flavor. Caramel, sweet with a spicy finish.

M: Thin with a kinda watery carbonation. This is what ruined it for me. I miss the robustness from the Pumpkin ale.

O: Disappointed. Wanted to like it. But just too thin. Add some robustness and you have my vote.

Photo of emwild12
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MadCat
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice ruby amber color with a short tan head that dissipates quickly

Smell: Some nice Christmasy spices up front, along with some malty sweetness

Taste: Reminds you of fresh baked gingerbread, got all the spices there, along with nice bready, caramely malts. There are other Christmas spices and malt flavors in there as well, so its not like drinking liquid gingerbread. Just gives you that warm inviting feeling, invoking memories of Christmases past.

Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation, little bit of spicy finish

Overall: A good Christmas beer, and even better for a spiced one. I enjoy it and would gladly recommend to anyone looking for a solid seasonal choice.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of barnzy78
3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, "bottled with love on 11/14/2013"
A - ruddy brown color with a very thin ivory head
S - cinnamon, spice, bread, caramel, earth
T - gingerbready, cinnamon, clove, ginger, caramel, molasses, warming booze
M - creamy, a bit chalky, medium-full body
O - ok spiced winter warmer

Photo of ssarah
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, dark copper color, visible carbonation. Thin, cream colored head.

S: Aroma of cloves, brown sugar, and dried fruit. Sweet to smell.

T: Malts, raisin and molasses flavors predominate. Cinnamon and clove spices come through on the end notes. Overall sweet finish.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Sweet flavor lingers on the tongue.

O: Overall good Christmas ale, well flavored with spices and fruit notes. However it was too sweet for my tastes so I probably wouldn't buy it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of taylor714914
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another solid offering from Schlafly. Nice, deep mahogany color with some spice and sweet molasses in the nose. Taste is a beautiful mix of Christmas spices, toffee, dried fruits, and a hint of honey. A light bitterness helps balance the sweetness. A nice showing from Schlafly.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Schlafly Christmas Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.