Old Friend Holiday Ale | Indeed Brewing Company

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85 Ratings
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Old Friend Holiday AleOld Friend Holiday Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
indeedbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JackieTH on 12-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josholson666
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taybeh
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evilyak
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reddish brown. Light lacing.

Lots of ginger here, in the nose and mouth. Kind of overwhelms the beer underneath, but it works OK.

Mouth is slick and lingers a bit.

Overall, with the right pairing this could be good but I'd only want one.

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Photo of googs509
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thorkelson
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours Brilliant deep amber, under a clingy 1” light reddish brown foam cap
S: Fruity, ginger, honey aromas – the floral part of the honey really comes through.
T: The honey is the main thing, the ginger is in the background but weaves its way through in the finish providing a little spiciness and a little ginger heat. A light chocolate flavor lingers in the background.
F: Thick and full bodied but not chewy – it has full body but not the malt presence you would expect. There is a slightly astringent dryness in the background under the honey.
O: Old Friend is pleasant and drinkable but there is a little something missing – a little more bite, ginger, hops or malt might be nice. A decent beer but a touch boring.

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Photo of Devman171
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old friend is a sweet fruity flavored beer. Good full body. A top winter warmer.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffLunde
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of porter_collie
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you like ginger - try this beer. A sweet, ginger spice beer for a cold winter's Eve.

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Photo of orangesol
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SortaAmbivalent
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LambicLion
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Lots of spice going on here, adequate up front, perhaps too much to finish. I detected a piney sawdust flavor...not good.

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Photo of SurlyZach
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of TboneRN
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of tgates
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of 0clc
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Jeffrey2310
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Old Friend Holiday Ale from Indeed Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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