Holly Jolly Christmas Ale | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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3.8/5
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390 Ratings
Holly Jolly Christmas AleHolly Jolly Christmas Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Herb and Spice Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BB1313 on 12-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,379
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
390
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
124
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 390 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Slvreagl
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clayrock81
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a copper body with minimal head and little lace. There is a sweet ginger spice in the aroma along with pinches of cinnamon. The beer has a fuller, heavy, almost-sticky body with minimal sweetness, and a bit of ginger bitterness along with some heat thanks to herbal and floral cinnamon spice on finish. Not a bad beer but nothing really stands out and it just seems muddled.

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Photo of lastmango
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a maple syrup brown without a head. Syrup an spice nose. Taste follows with caramel and malt. No hop flavor. Spicier than most. Moderate body and carbonation.

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Photo of bafcats
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrizzleOH
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rangerred
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not a Christmas ale fan at all, if spiced flavor is your thing u may like.

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Photo of CaptainHate
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of heddar33
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottyB515
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnthonyLemley
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DeaconWhite82
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice Christmas beer. Easy to drink and not overly spiced. Good change of pace for the holiday season. Enjoy

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Photo of ajm5108
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Classic ember hue, playful carbonation, fluffy cap. Aroma is mostly cinnamon & ginger, but it highlights them delicately, it isn't overpowering at all, especially liked the of ginger, brightens it up. Taste is a little heftier - more cinnamon and clove flavor upfront, a persistent spice through, honey weaves in & out but never really takes a stand, finishes clean with some ginger heat. Reminds me of Great Lakes Christmas with some ginger added - very solid, maybe scale back the spice / clove a bit & it'd really sing.

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HJayS
4.99/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The only reason I didn't did not give it a 5 on the look it's become because the pub is too dark. Christmas nails are fantastic and it seems like most drinkers don't appreciate them, but if you want to give it a shot this one is as good as it gets

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Photo of classixIII
3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trdtercel92
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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Holly Jolly Christmas Ale from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 390 ratings