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

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Added by adamette on 01-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,792
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
101
pDev:
8.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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9
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nephilium
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sweet caramel aroma, with some underlying spice notes. Pours ruby red, with just a dusting of light tan head. Sweet flavor, with some subtle roast notes, and the same spice notes in the finish. There's notes of dark fruits, with a lingering sweetness. The alcohol is very well hidden, making this a dangerous winter beer.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a fluted glass. A deep dark reddish brown with a nice beige head and lacing. Slews of dark candied fruit. Taste of dark cherries, dates, raisins, cola, cinnamon, and a bit of peppery spice give it an unusual finishing taste. Nice beer.

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Photo of Dogeez
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely tastes like Christmas! Dark Belgian ale. Solid choice for Christmas! Maybe my favorite so far.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - incredibly dark with a great tan head
Smell - dark red fruit, caramel and booze
Taste - very Belgium dark red fruit
Feel - full body medium carb
Overall - could use more flavor but still really good

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHDoyle
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Description: Appearance is dark brown, almost ruby with slight cloudiness and little/no head when poured into a snifter. Smell is yeasty, spicy, Belgian-y and was most similar to a tripel with some notes of dark fruit. Taste was somewhere between a tripel and a quad: light, fruity, spicy combined with dark cherry or raisin and a slightly bitter finish. There's no "WOW" factor, but it's pretty solid all around. Feel is somewhat thin but probably appropriate for the style.

Overall: 4 (This beer is good and I may or may not drink it again) If I didn't know better, I wouldn't identify this beer as a "Christmas" ale. That is, it isn't dominated by the spice and sweet notes that typical winter ales are. For me, that's a good thing. Sure, there are still some of those notes but this is really a beer that you could have anytime, not just at Christmas. In summary, a good offering and a nice diversion from the normal holiday beers.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cylinsier
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pours a deep opaque reddish brown. Head is fine, very light tan, and dissipates very slowly to a sudsy lacing.

Smells of caramel, apple, pie crust, biscuit, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Tastes of cinnamon, caramel, biscuit, graham cracker, nutmeg, and allspice.

Full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Nice, rich Christmas ale with some Belgian elements. Like a hybrid Belgian dark ale and winter warmer. Good balance of flavors without being too cloying. Drinks slow but easy enough. Good holiday beer.

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Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scott2269
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donzilake
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/21/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red/light brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apricot, apple, anise, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, anise, and dark/bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apricot, apple, anise, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruit, cherry, apricot, apple, anise, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, anise, and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, lightly sticky/chalky, and slightly slick/syrupy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is fairly well hidden; a small pleasant warmth lingers after the finish, with no booziness. Overall this is an outstanding Belgian strong dark ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, anise, and dark/bready malt sweetness; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Extremely rich, complex, and well balanced between yeast/malt flavors. Superb style execution all around. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of fern22
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyY
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monorailred
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peaches13
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ONUMello
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a tulip
A: Translucent dark brown with a hint of red; the thin head disappears in a flash
S: Cherry, baking spice, plum/fig
T: Matches the nose; full-bodied, a bit hot
M: Full-bodied, a bit sweet/hot
O: Overall a decent interpretation of the style though I think FH does a better job with their hoppy beers

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Pimp My Sleigh from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 101 ratings
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