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Custom Brewcrafters Christmas Ale
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Holiday Special November-December CBís Christmas Ale is lightly spiced red ale that is sure to put your customers in the holiday spirit. It has a wonderful spicy aroma that will have their mind racing back in time, right into Grandmaís kitchen during the holidays. The flavor starts with a hint of malty sweetness that fades to a full, spicy character. We use a combination of six spices to give this beer its complex spice flavor. Yes, it will put them in the spirit, but it wonít let you forget theyíre drinking a truly fine ale!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1742) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Aroma: Allspice, Cinnamon, Mild Ginger Appearance: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Cinnamon, Allspice, Bready Malts, Mild Ginger (like a cinnamon laced gingerbread cookie) Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy, Mildly Watery

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Sweet malty aroma with cinnamon and other spices. The flavor has sweet and toasted malts, light spices, and a light fruity sweetness. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2348) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2009
I enjoyed one of these while watching the Cowboys dismantle the Saints Sat. night at the distillery. Nice dark brown pour. Aroma of Christmas spices of cinnamon,ginger and nutmeg. Malty body with flavors of cinnamon nutmeg and the like. Enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyb (2) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2009 does not count
In years past it has been better. This is the first year itís been available in bottles, and only as part of a mix pack. The color was a nice red that went well with Christmas, and it poured with a nice head out of the 12oz bottle. Carbonation was good, but it didnít have the spice characteristic of previous years. It tasted more like a yeasty red, than the Christmas Ale Iíve come to expect. Itís still good, just not as good as years past.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2007
draft. pours orange amber with one finger off white head. sweet, and somewhat spicey (ginger) aroma. dry palate. tastes of brown sugar and stale malts. carbonation is fizzy. overall it was not unpleasant but the stale and sugary flavors made it less than crisp. kind of hung in the mouth. tastes like a lot of their brews, this time with some spice. meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Draft. Dark red body, small head, spice and malts in the nose. Spicy, malty, forgettable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Rated while drinking: Pours a very ruby red color with a small off-white head. Sweet malts and as others have mentioned, quite a bit of ginger stuffed in there. The gingerbread aroma carries over into the flavor ten-fold to make a very different type of "Christmas Beer". The palate seems a bit harsh at times, but drinking directly out of the growler probably doesnít help that. Worth a shot.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2007
draft- super caramel, much like many of the cb brews, with some nice munich maltyness, and hints of spice. Drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3219) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2006
(growler) Dark ruby red color with a thick and puffy tan head. Aroma is light and malty with some hints of spices, cloves and gingerbread. The taste is loaded with flavors of gingerbread cookies with a sweet and slightly bitter finish. Very watery, however the ginger taste is very unique and delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Out of a growler bought at the brewery, pours a deep red, very dark, with a thick, foamy, off-white head that lasts the whole way down. Nice lacing. Smells malty, light hops, some ginger. Tastes like a ginger bread cookie. Also some graham cracker, lightly bitter at the end. Really unique taste, but Iím not a big fan of ginger bread cookies, so I canít give this one two thumbs up. Not bad though.


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