Angry Santa
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Style:
Winter Warmer
Ranked #124
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #28,620
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 14.32%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
23
From:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
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Rotating
Wants
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Gots
  10
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 23
Photo of rarigney
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark chestnut with a nice khaki head with decent retention but minimal spotty lacing. Aroma is malty and spicy. Probably some combination of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Taste follows the nose, sweet caramel malt, vanilla, and a big dose of Christmas spices. Medium bodied and smooth, hiding the ABV well.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a high sided tulip glass.

Look is a dark brown with an off white head.

Aroma is roasted molasses malt with a hint of spice.

Spice is a lot more evident in taste. Comes in like a sweet breakfast bread.

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Photo of mntlover
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark but brown when held to the light with a thumb sized with a thumb sized khaki head that leaves some potty lace behind.

Aroma is malty sweet caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger light vanilla. A good malty spicy brew like you would expect.

Taste is like the nose good malty brew loaded with spices maybe a little more so then most. Caramel malts loaded with big doses of nutmeg, then lighter doses of cinnamon, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. A pretty decent brew but pretty spicy maybe a touch to much to be great. But should sell well the can kicks ass, almost want to buy more just for the can.

Mouthfeel is big medium nice body with medium level of carbonation.

Overall not a bad little winter warmer, not much to knock it for maybe just a hair to much spice for me but enjoyable and drinkable.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

Look: The darkest shade of brown without being actual black under a thick khaki head that doesn’t recede much, leaving random dots and small lines of lacing.

Aroma: Spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, a touch of allspice immediately fill the nose over a base of roasted malts.

Taste: A toasted bread, roasty malt base allow for spices to run rampant. Cinnamon is huge, while hops finally come out in the finish with bitter, spicy wood notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry, tangy.

Overall: If you like cinnamon spices this beer is for you, the finish does leave a really tangy bitter aftertaste though.

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Photo of Anayalator
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great Winter Warmer/Holiday brew. Aromas are hard to miss and tastes like gingerbread, clove, spices, nutmeg, and Christmas. Slightly bitter to balance it all. Malts were spot on.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Pours a dark brown color with a two finger, white head that leaves two inches of lacing and lingers. Nose of caramel, cinnamon, and roasted malt. Taste is caramel malt, coffee, cinnamon, and nutmeg that is more roast than sweet. Medium body and medium carbonation.
The winter spices are there without it becoming too sweet or over-spiced. Good balance that's drinkable and hides the ABV. The best beer currently produced by Rahr & Sons.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1688th Review on BA
Cask to Pint

@TheGingerMan
Plano,TX

App- This was just like a porter/winter warmer with a deep brown color. Good density in the glass. The thing that sets this off is the cling and lace on this one. Amazing stick and dish soap cling.

Smell- A traditional winter warmer like nose. A good amount of malt and spice. Especially with the mulling spices. Slightly bitter as well. A little roasty and nutty.

Taste- I thought it was a good play on a winter warmer. A bit more of a spiced version with the mulling. I got a lot of nutmeg and the star anise on this one. A bit more malt and cream due to the hand pull. Nice flavors. Little unbalanced.

Mouth- A good body on this one. Huge creaminess with a good solid carbonation. Residual anise and a touch of cinnamon on this one.

Drink- It was good. Not sure that mullin spices are for me though. Dont really like that flavor combination.

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Angry Santa from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 23 ratings