Schlafly Christmas Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.74/5 rDev +2.2%
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
12-26-2013 00:07:11 | More by reebtaerG
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
12-25-2013 18:57:17 | More by brewskifan55
4/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
12-25-2013 04:39:21 | More by MadCat
3.24/5 rDev -11.5%
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
12-23-2013 13:30:40 | More by barnzy78
3.56/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
12-22-2013 03:10:36 | More by ssarah
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
12-22-2013 01:46:58 | More by taylor714914
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
Tasted On: 12-16-2013
Freshness: Bottled on 11-01-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received from a friend
A: Clear, dark amber colored beer, with an offwhite head standing a finger high. Little in the way of head retention and just a little lacing sticks to the glass.
S: Aromas are not strong, but I get caramel malts with some spices such as ginger and clove.
T: The taste features a lot of various spices like allspice and cinnamon plus some apple cider-like fruitiness.
M: High carbonation with a medium body. The finish has a lot of the spice character noted earlier.
O: Overall I'd say Schlafly hit the mark they were shooting for as this beer tastes a lot like a mulled wine, grog or cider. Not something I'd reach for often, but a well-made beer nonetheless.
Thank you Kirk for the beer!
12-17-2013 04:38:46 | More by sommersb
Schlafly Christmas Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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