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Christmas Ale | The Defiant Brewing Company

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3.82/5
Very Good
69 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by dherling on 10-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,394
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
69
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of dsa7783
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Hudson 303 Sport Cafe. Pours an amber ruddy hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of caramel and honey. Similar overall flavor profile.

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3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nyr94cup
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RJQ3
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
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 -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corinnemarie
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love the spices in this

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
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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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdwardK77
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.56/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Christmas Ale from The Defiant Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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