Christmas Ale | The Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill

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Brewed by:
The Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill
Maryland, United States
ruddyduckbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by ThisWangsChung on 12-29-2011

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the 2oz samples I got at Ruddy Duck.

A: The body is a cloudy dark copper, and I can't fairly judge the head, because of the serving size, but 10.6% dictates it wasn't anything too special.

S: Decent spiciness dominated overall. There was cinnamon, nutmeg, and maybe a little allspice. Nice.

T: While I'm not a spiced beer fan, this seemed like it was well constructed overall. The cinnamon and nutmeg were very palpable, but the malt base held its own. There was a warming alcohol finish like you'd expect, and it was even a bit hot going down, but it didn't oppress the rest of the beer.

M: Nicely creamy (without being sticky) with high carbonation. The finish was a little too bitter for my tastes.

O: It's a good beer, but it needs some work overall. With a few tweaks here and there, it would go from being good to great, but it's still well worth a try if you like spiced beers. Get it while you can!

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Christmas Ale from The Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill
3.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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