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Schlafly Christmas Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 11-02-2006)
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rudy0908

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

12-15-2012 23:59:26 | More by rudy0908
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Nutwood

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-15-2012 15:55:11 | More by Nutwood
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RoryOMoore

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

12-15-2012 04:13:39 | More by RoryOMoore
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-13-2012 02:07:18 | More by Caskaway
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-11-2012 05:23:22 | More by Chuck_25
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nkp765

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

12-11-2012 04:48:59 | More by nkp765
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dllman25

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

12-10-2012 22:22:44 | More by dllman25
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harrylee773

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-10-2012 03:33:04 | More by harrylee773
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-07-2012 23:39:08 | More by lilnicky068
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-07-2012 23:23:56 | More by Hellpop65
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DukeX13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-06-2012 03:14:56 | More by DukeX13
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: amber, rich frothy light khaki head
S: deeply spiced (cloves/nutmeg/cinnamon) banana bread; in all of my times drinking schlafly's christmas ale - its a consistent. not bad - just very unique.
T: sweet light pale malts on front; very crisp spice (clove/nutmeg). peppery finish.
M: thin; medium to medium-high carbonation. makes me question if it couldn't be dialed back a bit.
O: definitely gets me in the holiday spirit. it's the perfect beer to consume pre- or post- holiday shopping - but next year i just need to remember, i don't shop enough to buy a case of it. the ABV is very well hidden, so consider that before you bust it out at the christmas office party.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 18:49:22 | More by craft_shannie
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-04-2012 00:26:48 | More by Peyton5410
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: rust body, finger khaki head, patchy lacing

S: orange peel, big clove, and spices (think Christmas cake)

T: orange peel, malt, clove, winter/Christmas spices, mild alcohol warmth.

M: med body, smooth/firm carbonation mouth

O: G-d Bless you, Schlafly! This Jew loves this time of year.
Fine brewery & delicious offering. Highly recommend
this Christmas Ale; most are too watery or odd flavor
combinations that sound great but just don't work.
This is a winner!

DELICIOUS, CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS PROPERLY!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 18:31:16 | More by BeerLover99
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-30-2012 00:18:08 | More by Roland45s
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Feralerin


3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-28-2012 17:05:57 | More by Feralerin
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DuckDodgers

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-27-2012 16:08:12 | More by DuckDodgers
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewpub in St Louis, reviews from notes.

A: 1.5 finger head with nice lacing on a clear amber body. Nice head retention.

S: caramel malt, toffee, peppermint and cinnamon.

T: very similar to the nose with spices of the season including nutmeg, mint, cinnamon with barley, breads and ginger.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: very nice seasonal brew. Not usually a fan of seasonal beers but this one is very good and matches well with the season.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2012 21:20:49 | More by kylehay2004
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18%

11-23-2012 03:14:07 | More by jrpapajcik
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Yesdog

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-22-2012 20:13:59 | More by Yesdog
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a cool christmas beer, a drinker, not a novelty. the pour is amber to red, darker than that, but not brown at all, mostly clear, and a minimal head. the nose is really boozy, but juniper and cardamom permeate too. love the taste of this, complex, fruity, spicy, strong, and as drinkable as any holiday ale or winter warmer out there in terms of subtle and not dominant or aggressive spice notes. sour fruit up front, sweet finish, daring but approachable at the same time. body is thin, too thin really. it lends to drinkability, but it makes it less of a winter warmer in the classic sense. its carbonated fine, but its just a tad too little on body for me, especially given how alcoholic this is. better and better as it warms. overall an exceptional holiday brew, a must try at the taproom.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2012 03:43:56 | More by StonedTrippin
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-14-2012 06:21:30 | More by JSchock7
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jharris0624

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-13-2012 06:55:48 | More by jharris0624
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-02-2012 18:30:25 | More by Eaglefan344
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bzach

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-12-2012 11:31:31 | More by bzach
Schlafly Christmas Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.