Frosted Frog Christmas Ale | Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Frosted Frog Christmas AleFrosted Frog Christmas Ale
BA SCORE
3.74/5
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411 Ratings
Frosted Frog Christmas AleFrosted Frog Christmas Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Ohio, United States
hoppinfrog.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paco1029384756 on 11-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,687
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
411
pDev:
16.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
46
Trade:
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Ratings: 411 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of bmcmahon1024
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sparkling red-brown with sunset orange edges, with a moderate khaki head that fades away quickly.

Cinnamon is the primary spice here, which packs the nose full of super freshly grated, woody, almost peppery cinnamon sticks. I get maybe a hint of ginger snaps after.

Taste is red apple and pear, combining with the spice to create a full on apple pie impression, including some baked crust. It's going for it, and achieves it to the letter--this is very Christmasy. But its spice bomb status comes with benefits--not being the typical wet blanket of allspice and nutmeg is a major plus for me. It's all around bright and enjoyable, in moderation.

If this were a stout packed full of this much fresh and delectable cinnamon, beer nerds would cream their shorts over it. As it is, we'll pretend to hate it while our friends and family do the creaming instead.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Woppy5
4.58/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of harryhops
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrJGR629
4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Warren2621
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gntsmly13
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pisano
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnCJr
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you are not into spiced beers, stop reading now. This Is not the beer for you. If, however, you enjoy a nicely sweet holiday ale with a high enough ABV to warm you on a cold night, this is a good one. I poured this into a standard pint glass. The fizzy beige head dissipated quickly, leaving a trace of foam atop the dark reddish brown body. Cinnamon and ginger dominated the taste, leaving a very pleasant sweetness behind. It had a rich, semi-thick mouthfeel. This functions nicely as a dessert beer, or as an evening sipper. I'm planning on picking up a couple more of these.

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Photo of AirZombie
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

great winter beer flavors bursting. two years aged

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Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Undated bottle at 50 degrees into Imperial pint glass
Aroma of spices, nutmeg predominating
Head small (<2 cm, aggressive pour), off white, fizzy, gone in 60 seconds, partial ring and partial layer left
Lacing none
Body dark red-amber, clear
Flavor – starts sweet with cinnamon predominates with some ginger following; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, almost syrupy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3, Overall 3.25

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Photo of dcbobcat
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of pstam87
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Frosted Frog Christmas Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 411 ratings
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