12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
742 Ratings
12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer's name sums up the idea of bringing the best together to celebrate. It is filled with seasonal flavors from generous amounts of toasted and caramel malts, mixed with equally generous amounts of honey, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. We feel it is the perfect libation, filled with flavors of the season.

Added by imaguitargod on 11-18-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
742
Reviews:
192
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.4%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
178
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 742 |  Reviews: 192
Photo of Hacksaw99
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of DeFaz
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I found this is at Jungle Jim's near Cincinnati, and I'm assuming the bottle is old but I can't find a date. This is an enjoyable winter warmer that is heavy on spices but isn't overly sweet as some winter warmers tend to be. Specifically, ginger, nutmeg, brown sugar, and cinnamon, in that order, stand out. The smell is even better than the taste. The alcohol is concealed better in the taste than maybe any beer I've ever tried, and that makes this one dangerous, especially considering how easy it goes down. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side and the carbonation is fairly low. For as much as there is going on, it finishes clean. Overall, this is a very good winter warmer that I would probably enjoy even more during the right season. I can't help but compare this to Great Lakes' Christmas Ale, which is much sweeter and a bit better, but both are recommended.

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Photo of Rosethoj
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of crbnfbr
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of ODYSEYY
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Beer_Slayer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ClevelandsRocks
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of apasternak
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of radiofish
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of camartin27
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of msinger1002
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of thehappybelgian
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of nineworldseries
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of mjw1200
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of ally24al
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of AlphaKingKegger
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Skott1123
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Broman
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours a deep red color, when held to the light tiny bubbles can be seen plentifully rising. A moderate head floats atop that dissipates rather quickly. As the head disappears the bubbles follow at the same rate. Overall an exciting beer to look at initially.

Smell- Not an overly powerful smell. Somewhat disappointing from how the beer looks. Slight hints of malt, cinnamon, and sweetness are what is most prevalent.

Taste- The smell is backed up with the taste. Most abundant is the malty characteristics. Slight cinnamon flavor is masked in under the heavy malt. Virtually no aftertaste lingers. Overall easy beer to drink, enjoyable taste, but not overly excitable.

Mouthfeel- A slight sting on the tongue disappears quickly. Medium body feel in the mouth. No initial flavors seem to break through.

Overall- Better than most christmas beers out there. It does not try and overpower you with sweet and cinnamon flavors. It has a nice offering of malt taste and seems to have good body. Overall this is an enjoyable beer and would recommend to anyone who is an avid christmas ale drinker.

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Photo of Richie24CLE
4/5  rDev +3.1%

12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 742 ratings.
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