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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
fka - Papa Noels Olde Ale

This olde ale is the perfect antidote to the constant holiday activity. It harkens back to simpler days when the tavern was a hub for swapping tales and information. With a high alcoholic content, 7.2%, this is a great winter warmer. Slow down for a moment and enjoy.

Hanuta06's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (444) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More. Aroma: moderately sweet, grainy aroma--like pumpernickel bread. Appearance: very small, rocky, light-brown, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and good lacing. Dark-brown/black body. Taste: moderately sweet initial taste and lightly bitter finish with lightly acidic, roasted malt aftertaste. Long duration. Palate: medium-bodied with slightly dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall: very good. The sweet initial flavor offset the lightly bitter finish very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2016
22oz bomber purchased at a Grocery Outlet for like $4.39. I was hoping for a British style Old Ale. I feel like I got an ASA or a strong amber. Is this an American Ale yeast?Its too clean, a cola flavor. Some light herbal hoppiness. Light fruitiness. But really not an old ale, I guess in PDX they donít like British style beers. About 4oz of a bomber is all I need, the rest gets dumper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
944play (399) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Nitro at C Bar Portland. "Nitro" pour is deep chestnut with spitty bubbles on top. Light licorice, maple, and fresh pine aromas. Water, blueberry, Honeycomb cereal, and tar may not be the most complimentary deScriptors for the flavors Iím getting, but thatís what Iím putting down. Thin body and lesser carbonation make for a merely mediocre drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2243) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a dark brown body. The aroma is faint chocolate, a little cinnamon and milk. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate and a mild bitter finish. Great balance. The texture is smooth. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Keg at the brewpub, PDX, 11/11/14. Mahogany brown topped with a moderate beige swirl and edgeing. Nose is spice, tarte fruit notes, toffee. Taste comprises brown sugar, dark fruit rinds, sweet notes, earthy, spice, toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (5280) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2015
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malts, some spices, dough, hints of hops, and some light off-notes. Flavor the same with sort of a weird blend. Average to smoother texture. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2015
A bit of molasses flavor in this. Its a hardy beer, thick, distinct, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours a murky brown with a ring of beige head. Nose has a lot of soggy toast, brown sugar, mildly gristy, a little dried leaves, some roasted carrot. Flavot has a little Chinese barley tea, malty, bread crust, some brown sugar. Fairly clean finish. Drinks like itís 4%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (1004) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Bitter beer, coffee hints. A nice beer. Liked it, good winter taste. Also chocolate hints. Rich beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (10112) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
described as an old ale/winter warmer, it looked the part...then things went south. multiple simultaneous drainpours. maybe infected, who knows. it was waxed in a 750, nice presentation. shitty beer. tart aroma and flavor on top of a malty base that just didnít fit. a few sips in iíd had enough. Too bad...the only other Alameda brew iíve had was an awesome impy stout."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (1377) - - JAN 20, 2014
Tap at alameda brewpub Portland, OR. Nitroed. Very subtle aroma, but I detect notes of caramel and chocolate malt. Pours dark copper colored with a creamy, off-white head and good lacing. Rich, creamy mouthfeel with notes of caramel and some chocolate. Finishes smooth and clean. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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