Christmas Farm Ale | Dunedin Brewery

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Christmas Farm AleChristmas Farm Ale

Brewed by:
Dunedin Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Procrastinator
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 oz. bottle poured into Nonic pint glass.

Appearance: burnt ruby red in color, cloudy haze, with off-white head that dissipates too quickly.

Smell: definite winter spices, piney, a mild sweetness is overpowered by Christmas scents.

Taste: Big Christmas spice flavor, maybe a bit too much. Yeast sediment in this bottle does little to help flavor.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is small bubbled and nice. Medium bodied with spice adding chewiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: The dominating spice may lead to only drinking one or two at any one time. I've been drinking this beer just about every holiday season for several years now. In my opinion, more maltiness and less spice would improve this beer.

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Photo of Byeast
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: slightly cloudy reddish amber color , with a creamy offwhite head that had good retention , and left lots of lacing.

Smell: loads of holiday spice in the nose , nutmeg ,hint of christmas tree , cinnamon , ginger , also a fair amount of sweet malt underneath.

Taste: A heavy mixed bag of holiday spices washes over the tongue , with a solid and sweet malt body of brown sugar. More old tannenbuam flavor , mace , nutmeg , cinnamon , and some ginger.

Mouthfeel: full bodied and spiced baby!

Drinkability: The spiced complexity is very interesting and tasty. Really a neat and pleasant holiday beer to have if your in florida for the christmas season. This review was of a bottle , but if you get to the brewery early enough in the season they have a slightly stronger (abv and taste) version on tap for awhile. Atleast they did this year.

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Photo of Jredner
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Muted aroma of ginger and nutmeg. Though I do get some pumpkin too, but that is probably a reaction to the nutmeg I'm smelling. Orange/tan color with a nickel thick white head. All the flavors of x-mas! Overtly spicy. Ginger dominates, but nutmeg and citrus aren’t lost in the mix and allt his rides on a smooth malty backbone. A very interesting brew.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A good looking dark copper or bright bronze body topped with a very nice off-white creamy head; great lacing. The aroma is of spices, mostly cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor of this beer is a wee too heavily spiced, methinks, being a tad over the top for enjoyment. The malting gets lost here and it should be more to the front. A peppery sense is also noted. Lower drinkability because of the flavor but it does have a nice crisp feel.

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Photo of ecoboy
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper hued and mightily spiced. I'm going to have to say overly spiced.

The hop character is completely blown away by the nutmeg, mace and even peppery flavors. It had me pleading for balance. I imagine some American tastes go for "big" in all advertised characteristics, but a little addition goes a long way (in fruit, herb, spice flavored ales.)I am of the opinion that the resultant product should always still resemble an ale first and foremost.

The big spice presence also compromises drinkability.

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Christmas Farm Ale from Dunedin Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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