Christmas Ale | The Defiant Brewing Company

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66 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Defiant Brewing Company
New York, United States
defiantbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dherling on 10-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of KTCamm
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12/13/16...pours very dark brown and low foam. Holiday spiced nose - cinnamon, nutmeg, dark fruits. Jammy flavors. Plums. Hints of spices amidst the dubbel/tripel flavors. Slight anise at the close. Tasty.

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RJQ3
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. L: Wonderful copper color with frothy off white head. S: Makes mouth water from the cinnamon & spice aroma. T: Delicious winter ale. Perfect for a cold winter day by a fireplace. MF: A little on the thin side. Could be creamier, this on nitro would be amazing! O: Great winter seasonal brew that underrated.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corinnemarie
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love the spices in this

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Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark mahogany to warm chestnut. Short lasting light tan head. Particles visible in suspension.

S: Cherry and figs; cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger.

M: Moderately carbed, med body. Easy flowing feel

T: Bready and malted rye taste with spicing in support reminscent or gingerbread cake, not as sweet. A little rough on the edges, not consistent throughout.

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Photo of mousebeer
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ksilver2
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdwardK77
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rgirl
4.56/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Grizzynicky
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of stomioka
4.56/5  rDev +20%

Photo of p_gastronomist
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Lucoli
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jarrett123
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Will_Rivera
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that died down, but has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and dark fruits are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of dark fruits along with notes of Belgian yeast and hints of a metallic taste.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Unlike most holiday ales, this beer isn't heavy on the body or is dominated by a multitude of spices that are overpowering.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Christmas Ale from The Defiant Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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