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Pimp My Sleigh | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by adamette on 01-12-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
73
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 73
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Photo of DanGeo
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I admit I'm not a huge fan of these big ass Belgian beers. But this is quite good. Lots of dark fruits and yeast and alcohol. Very big. A sipper for sure.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In my opinion this is just not a good example of the style. Doesn't much resemble a Belgian . . . An American take at that. Not even in the nose. Color is nice though, has a pretty ruby hue to it which is this beers highlight. Flavors of cherries and winter spices. Very boozy. Overall an average take on the style with a horrible name.

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Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice Belgian Dark Ale. It pours a dark clear amber with thin white head and no lace. The scent and taste are typical of most Belgian darks....nothing notable outside that. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a solid offering and worth the try.

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Photo of PhilKeller
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice balance.

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Photo of glass_house
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Pours opaque cola brown with some bright garnet highlights. One finger of off white head quickly dissipates. Aroma is comprised of the usual suspects for a Belgian dark, albeit a bit muted. Raisin, fig , plum, licorice and little spicy yeast.

Taste is a smooth medley of the aforementioned nose. Nothing is nearly as prominent as would be expected in an authentic Belgian dark. More sweet raisin and fig than anything else, and a bit of belgian yeast, but again, it's all a bit muted. That being said, there's nothing remotely offensive and it's as smooth as any aspiring pimp could hope to be.

Overall, the only complaint would be that the flavor profile is a bit tame for the style. Extremely drinkable for the abv, and I'll have no issues finishing my 4-pack.

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Photo of robgage
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of wellsnb
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boozecamel
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewUSA
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pimp My Sleigh

Look 8/10
Smell 16/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 16/20

Overall 82/100

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Photo of ALLISON01
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of cestlavie
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hacksaw99
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Sabtos
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Richie24CLE
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BB1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 11/9/15. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours auburn with some ruby hues; tan head that fades leaving nice retention and okay lacing. The aromas are full of dark fruits. Raisin, plum and fig. Some black cherry notes. Subtle yeast notes along with some sweet malts. The flavors seem to follow the nose. More dark fruits. Alcohol notes are there, but it's not boozy. Some sugar. It's sweet, but not cloying. Lots of malts. Finishes warm. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's slightly slick and syrupy. Makes for a nice sipper.

Nice brew. It might not matchup with its counterparts from overseas, but it's still an enjoyable experience. It hits the spot during the cold weather.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Pimp My Sleigh from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
3.94 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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