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Big Time Yulefest Christmas Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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As a seasonal answer to the Northwest's dark and rainy months, our special Christmas Ale is full bodied, reddish brown and moderately strong. The enticing flavor combination of chocolate malt and spicy northwest hops provide a welcome respite to a long winter's night. OG 17 plato 1.068.


dr_sarcastor's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 29, 2013
Really nice seasonal beer. Great nose to it and a very good taste, good on a cold day. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Draft at Big Time. Pours dark brown -- I’d like to say there was a reddish tint to it, but I’d be making that up. Aroma: dark fruit mostly, along with a little Christmas spice. Taste: Sweet up front, light bitterness, short finish. Palate: medium body, slick texture. Overall: I’m sticking to Old Rip for the next round, but this is nice enough (I feel like I use that phrase a lot with Big Time, but it sums up a lot -- solid beers that are executed nicely enough, with really nothing to complain about).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours dark red, finger loose off white head. Smell spicy red fruit, sweet, fig and plum Taste sweet, slightly hoppy, bit of roast Light body Solid

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6263) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Draft at btbc. Pours a clear medium amber with golden brown edges. Dense creamy thick tan mousse that sticks around. Sweet caramel and a bit of spruce on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, herbs, and a bright spruce or juniper quality on the mid palate. Long herbal finish. More winter than holiday, but delicious and easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6008) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Hazy brown color with tan foam. Nice floral, spicy caramel aromas. Smooth rich mouthfeel. Dark bread, toasted caramel, light roast flavors with some floral, spicy hoppage--tasty winter brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Nose is roasts light caramel soft dark fruits. Lightly sweet and sugary underneath. Dark brown pour tan head. Nice mix of roast chocolate light caramel sugars fruity sweetness and a light bitter finish. Well put together solid winter ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2010
A pint at the brewpub back in Dec. A darkest brown pour with creamed head. Very porter like, caramel, toffee, chocolate. But bright and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2007
On tap at brewery. Pours a reddish brown color with a tan head on top. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, and spices. Flavor is chocolate, herbal hops, roasted malts, caramel and molasses. An interesting winter warmer that is pretty enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Draft. Ruby/mahogony beer with a tan head. Low malt aroma. Roasty, caramel malt with some spice and just enough hops to balance. Lingering roasty/caramel flavors. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Cloudy dark brown. Sweet malt aroma. Very easy drinking. Not a spiced winter. Light hoppy fruit taste.


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