RateBeer
Home >

Back Road Christmas Ale 2012

 (RETIRED)
Back Road Christmas Ale 2012
     click to upload


 No Score 

Requires
more ratings

Formerly brewed at Back Road Brewery
Style: Scotch Ale
LaPorte, Indiana USA
Serve in Thistle

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 2012 Christmas Ale is a Red Scotch Wee Heavy.


BBB63's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6042) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Tap at brewery and bottle at home (bottled today) : Pours a reddish amber hue with very little head or lace, some oily legs. The aroma has notes of caramel, herbal hops, earthy yeast esters and some light allspice vapours along with a dash of oak. The taste is rich caramel and bready malts with some light smoky and earthy notes. Light but noticeable noble hop bitterness along with some oak tannin. A touch of mineral water and a common house flavor profile. The mouth feel is oily yet brash around the edges. Unless some off flavor is produced, this beer should age well for 3-6 months and gain depth. I like this quite a bit and is nicely attenuated (aka not overly sweet).


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle... Cloudy caramel ale with a mid-sized, fragile, khaki head. The bouquet is a blend of caramel, apple cider, warm sweat and lactic acid. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor furnishes an odd assemblage of caramel and tart apple cider with a small splash of perry. Finishes flat and minerally. Infected without a doubt. Too bad. If it was apple cider, I may have enjoyed it; but it wasn’t, so I didn’t. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Not what one might expect from a Christmas ale. Pours a cloudy amber with yellowish hues. Smells malty and a bit sour. Taste is thick and full with a hint of figs maybe. Sticks to the palate a bit. Overall it is a decent brew though it does not quite conjure thoughts of Christmas


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »





Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50