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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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

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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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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

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3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Republic.

Darker goldish copper color with a tan head of suds. Smell is full of ginger and spice. The flavor is mainly ginger also with a medium sweetness from the honey. Some clove notes with holiday spices also. I think I'm tiring of the holiday spices in beer as I found this one tough to finish. Not a bad beer by any means, but too much ginger and such for my taste buds. Nicely done for the style, but just didn't do much for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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

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3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep crimson color with a massive head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Massive amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Right after the pour I picked up large aromas of ginger but that settles down after the beer settles down. Afterwards I pick up mild bread, and some floral and grassy notes. Overall it is rather mild.

I feared the ginger might be overpowering, but it is not and adds some nice complimentary flavor. Really quite floral and not sure if this is from the honey or hops. Do get some very faint fruit notes but has a rather weak, malty flavor.

Somewhat thin body. Does have some nice carbonation.

Has some good qualities but I was letdown. Guess I was expecting something bolder.

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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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