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

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Holly Jolly Christmas AleHolly Jolly Christmas Ale

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BB1313 on 12-07-2012

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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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Caringly dispensed into a mug from a 12 oz bottle

Appears a sedatious reddish-brown color with a solid finger of fluffy foamy goodness

Smells like Christmas: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, fuitcake, honey and a little caramel.

Also tastes like Christmas: a smooth wave of the aforementioned spices and more stemming from a rigid malty spine.

A nicely carbonated, medium bodied beer

Very similar to the classic Great Lakes Christmas Ale. At 10.99 a sixer, this will definitely be added to my annual Christmas lineup

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice winter beer, not surprising from this outfit. Had on draft several times before stockpiling some 4 packs from Ds in Monroeville PA and the original Fatheads bar in the south side of Pittsburgh - best bar food in a town full or good bar food by the way...

Copper pour into a pint from a bottle, with a cinnamon aroma than hits you before you even get close. There are hints of ginger, honey, nutmeg and lemon , but for me, the cinnamon remains prominent in the taste profile. Very drinkable for the ABV as well. Surprised at the few reviews, must be a limited release. In a style that I enjoy, this in my new find this year along with the 2Xmas which is very nice....both are better than the usuaul winter suspects.. Anyway, haven't had a bad Fathead's beer (Headhunter IPA is excellent) or a bad Church Brewworks Beer out of Pittsburgh also ...their seasonal Zwarte Brown is excellent...

Happy Holidays...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holly Jolly Christmas Ale brewed by Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon, with an ABV of 7.40% This brew pours out a nice brown color with a nice off white head. I really like the look of this brew. Holly Jolly Christmas Ale, looks good in a paint glass. The smell is rich with spices , malts, and grains. You also pick up a hit of hops in the smell of this brew. There is a lot going on in Holly Jolly Christmas Ale, this is a good drinking brew. Now for the taste , it is bold with flavors. You pick up on the nice spices in this brew. There are also some nice grains and malts in this brew. Holly Jolly Christmas Ale, has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel of Holly Jolly Christmas Ale, is rich bold and clean. You really can't pick up on the 7.40% ABV. Overall I'm giving Holly Jolly Christmas Ale a 4.50 out of 5. Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon, did a nice job with this one. This is a nice Christmas brew

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