Christmas Ale | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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418 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This malty, full-bodied red ale is made with traditional mulling spices: Ginger, Clove, All Spice, Cinnamon & Nutmeg. If this one doesn't get you into the Christmas spirit, you truly are a Scrooge.

Bottled: 16.0 OG | 16 IBUs | 6.5% ABV

Canned: 14.0 OG | 16 IBUs | 5.5% ABV

Added by NeroFiddled on 11-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
418
Reviews:
181
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 418 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of XsoldoutX
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ANIMOUL
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kbuzz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FinkMeister
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmann
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light Amber color with a short wispy beige head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is of light spice; cinnamon, nutmeg, clove.

The taste is similar to the nose. Big spice flavor; cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, allspice. Some tea like flavors from the malt. Hard to distinguish this from a pumpkin spice brew.

The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Starts sweet on the palate but finishes with an earthy bitterness and quite dry.

An average spiced brew nothing I would search out.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

nose is fruity with a big burst of cinnamon that thankfully wanes to a sweetened soft dark bread with dark fruit like raisin and fig. Ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon all on the nose nicely and not too loudly either. Nutmeg is forward. Ginger is soft and not taking over. Taste is soft breaddy malts with a little breaddy sweetness. a sticky kind of sweetness. Dark fruits are the backdrop and the hops are subtle and not very bitter. This beer reminds me of all the pumpkin ales I have had so far this year. I am not finding much a difference in the flavors. The beer does have a very good balance though as far as the flavors being kind to each other. Nothing is in excess. Finishes a bit sweet and plenty malty.

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Photo of bluehende
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Haterson
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.01/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Can to snifter. Deep dark reddish brown, clear. Brazilian cherry. Aroma is cherry, honey cranberry, brandy, wine, cloves. Taste is honey, ash, ginger?. A lot of aromatics do not show up in the taste. Feel is watery, medium carb, but little body. Good, not great.

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tedho21
2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wayngrove
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayKay412
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of st9647v3
3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VeganUndead
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A little to heavy on the nutmeg

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Photo of box986
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrianQuinn
2.62/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kkmiller76
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachKelly
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Christmas Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 418 ratings.
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