Royal Tennenbaum Christmas Ale | Kulshan Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kulshan Brewing Company
Washington, United States
kulshanbrewingcompany.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Impfan on 12-27-2012

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6
pDev:
25.76%
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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
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Photo of BellinghamBiker
1.6/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Impfan
4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Without question, the most assertively dry and spruce-heavy beer I’ve ever tasted. Makes Alba Scots Pine Ale taste under-flavored. Beautiful golden/amber color, nice lasting one inch rocky, white head, strong nose of spruce sap and earthy hops that carry over BIGTIME into the flavor. This is, basically, like sucking on a Christmas tree, but with ample malt backing, and a subtly spicy underpinning that compel you to keep coming back for another sip. The alcohol is relatively restrained, and the extreme dryness makes this feasible as a strong (albeit dangerous)session ale, Yet another winner from this tiny, wonderful neighborhood gem of a brewery.

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Photo of mactrail
4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Golden orangey amber with a decent head in the Blanche de Chambly glass. Wonderfully aromatic with pine and a bouquet of honeysuckle. Tangy and spritzy in the mouth. Medium body.

Mellow and lushly drinkable. Just sweet enough with a deep resiny but fruity flavor. The 2014 version is 8.62% ABV. Hops are listed as Columbus and Cascade. It's quite hoppy in the nicest imperial IPA way. This must be a first-- it's bewed with not one but two, two evergreens-- Douglas fir and Norway spruce.

This is one of my top favorite winter beers of this season. Stupendous in its aromatic, malty richness, with a sharp edge and a hoppy flavor that finishes with a bitter flowery flourish. From the 32 oz growler purchased at the brewpub in Bellingham.

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Photo of mabermud
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes like a Christmas tree smells. Good stuff.

Update 12/31 - The recipe has been tweaked. It is better now.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertunes
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Royal Tennenbaum Christmas Ale from Kulshan Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 6 ratings