12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

very good
740 Ratings
12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint

A - It is burnt orange in color with amber and golden highlights. My pour yielded me an inch of beige head. There are tons of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

S - It smells like ginger bread. I also get cinnamon, and it almost has a brown sugar smell.

T - I get the typical spices one would expect, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.

M - Medium

O - It is a solid Christmas ale. It has all the characteristics one would associate with Christmas. A little past the season but it is still good.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep ruby with a minimal head. Lace is thick and dense, but not so detailed.

Nose is fruity, spicy, and reminds me of a fruitcake. I don't consider that good nor bad, per se.

Taste is thick, malty, and syrupy. The sweet cinnamon and spice essence is most prominent with this heavy-bodied, rich, and fairly complex holiday ale. Seems a bit too heavy-handed for my taste, though, and this is not one I'd pursue again.

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12 Dogs Of Christmas Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 740 ratings.
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