Kris Kringle | McMenamins

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McMenamins
United States
mcmenamins.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Todd on 12-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.88%
 
 
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Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fulton's Pub. Pretty average winter. I still look forward to it every year. They put out a helluva imperial stout at the Holiday Ale Fest in Portland. But this one is pretty good. Get a lot of pine and malt with some caramel and a little hop bitterness on the end.

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Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rab53
2.91/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jackmax
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of KCuff
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of cjgiant
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured cloudy ruby-brown; real thin edge head, but lacing dies occur. Didn't get much from the smell, little earth notes, maybe some nuttiness.

The beer jumps out as tobacco, with ruby grapefruit and piney hops pretty forward. The caramel, dark raisin flavors try to make a presence but are overshadowed. The end taste tends to a little tart-bitter. The feel also seems just a little metallic.

I'm not sure if this wasn't a little too bitter for a winter warmer, but personally I was hoping for a stronger malt presence, even though I normally enjoy a hoppier beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of vkv822
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on-tap @ McMenamins Sunnyside.
from notes.

Deep, ruby brown with a thin, off white head.

Starts with a pleasant, resiny, herbal, lightly citric hop profile balanced with a solid, caramel malty backbone.

Medium body, average foamy carbonation.

This was definitely more hoppy than I expected it to be. With that said, as mentioned above it still has a very strong malt backbone. A well done, hop-forward winter warmer.

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Photo of XRAIG
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of hannaho
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Anacross
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of Resuin
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of mdavidson
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Hoolihan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Murrhey
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, OR. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger and a quarter off-white head. Dark amber cherry coloration. Minute long retention and some spotty lacing.

S- Hoppy and dark with brewing spices. Walnut tones. Possibly some caramel.

T- Heavy hops and medium bodied malts. Some spices but not very prominent.

M- Well carbonated. Medium bodied. Sticky linger.

O- Nice, tasty seasonal. Hoppy and malty, very nice!

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First beer of 2012.

A - Served a slightly hazy dark orangish-brown. A thin tan head fades to the edges leaving a thin film on top.

S - Not much here. Pretty nutty and slightly roasted malts.

T - Similar to the smell, some Christmas spices come through, but pretty mild.

D - Average body and carbonation.

O - I liked where this was going, but pretty underwhelming all around.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap in a pint glass at McMenamins in Mill Creek, WA.

Appearance: murky brown hue with a finger of creamy tan-orange foam. Pretty attractive.

Smell: nice, richly malty aroma. There's a nice yeast character here, giving the impression of a fulfilling wintry beverage. I like it.

Taste: rich malt flavor with plenty of yeastiness and breadiness. Bracing citrusy hop bitterness rounds it out well -- kind of like a strong Northwest pale ale.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and smooth creaminess. Good!

Overall: I quite like this beer as a winter warmer. like I said, it reminds me of a strong pale ale; it is warming and tasty. Kudos.

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Photo of Docer
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at their east Vancouver joint..

- Nice cloudy caramel brown... thin layer of fluffy off white head... leaves a nice touch of lacing in the glass...

- Nice caramel malt... grainy.. barley... slight sweetness mixed with a big piney hop punch... grassy... earthy..

- Hops up front for sure... big bitter... pine... grassy.. earthy... sweet caramel...

- Heavy hitter... drying bitter... chewy.. well carbonated... slightly sticky..

- Drinkability is tough... it's a great taster of a beer... but quite heavy in the gut... lovely hops... great flavors without over sweetness ..

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Kris Kringle from McMenamins
3.65 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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