Schlafly Christmas Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.5/5 rDev -4.4%
Clear copper color with a healthy white head. Smells of allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Smooth rolling body. Caramel malt with a touch of soapiness on the front end. Creamy and big. Finishes with a pumpkin pie like spice flavor much like their pumpkin ale but not as good and with a bit of a drier rather than sweet flavor. Good with deceptive alcohol but its similarities to schlafly pumpkin are too apparent and this beer just isn't as good as the pumpkin
12-21-2012 02:30:37 | More by jtierney89
3.28/5 rDev -10.4%
The beer poured a clear orange copper, with a finger high tan creamy head building. It dissipates into nice lacing.
The nose is spice, nutmeg, coriander, caramel.
Tasting the beer, I feel this heavy dose of winter spices, which I feel overpowering in this beer. But than again, I assume that this is what winter ale is supposed to be like.
The beer is medium bodied and has a good malt backbone. The hops are in the shadow of the spices, which does this beer no good.
Maybe I will take from winter brews for a while.,
12-17-2012 03:53:04 | More by Hopfenpeter
3.88/5 rDev +6%
A - Red/brown hue. Full finger of off white head. head dissipates quickly. not much to any lacing.
T - smell the spices from my glass which is 2' away. carmel, nutmeg, pumpkin and vanilla. solid nut.
T - Carmel. A moderately sweet but Nutty, pumpkin and a bit bitter from the alcohol.
M - A bit frothy, alcohol tingles the roof and tongue. Viscosity is high.
O - I thick its a descent Christmas brew. 8 ABVs could be hidden a bit more. burns a bit more than i wanted. Missing all forms of lacing. Solid carmel malt. I would buy this a christmas next year.
12-16-2012 23:38:41 | More by weonfire
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
A-Clear ruby, some carbonation, one finger head
S-Spices galore, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, malt, all balanced nicely together.
T-Not as good as the nose, still good though. Spice heavy, cinnamon, less malt than the nose.
M-Light, some carbonation, tad watery though.
O-A nice spiced Christmas brew, a good one, not the best, but good.
12-16-2012 19:34:22 | More by rlee1390
3.64/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
12-05-2012 18:49:22 | More by craft_shannie
4.33/5 rDev +18.3%
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!
11-30-2012 18:31:16 | More by BeerLover99
Schlafly Christmas Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.