Christmas Ale | Begyle Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
18 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Begyle Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
begylebrewing.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Christmas Ale is an American Red Ale festively spiced with cinnamon and bay leaves.

Added by EvolutionAles on 12-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,087
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
18
pDev:
9.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2017 vintage bottling. Pours lightly hazy very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cinnamon, bay leaf, brown bread, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fruit, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roast malts, spices, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cinnamon, bay leaf, brown bread, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fruit, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal, spice, and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cinnamon, bay leaf, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roast malts, spices, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an excellent winter warmer. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roast malts, spices, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the very mild bitter/spicy finish. For an American style this was spot on, imperial red/brown base beer. Very rich English malt complexity and pleasant spice presence that isn't overdone. Clean American yeast with mild malt fruitiness. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of EdFed
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mxsluis
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pstam87
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beagleyx2
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bammer21
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chief99
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damian74
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benpenglase
4.76/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of RBCBrams17
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of EvolutionAles
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Christmas Ale from Begyle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 18 ratings