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Dead Frog Christmas Beeracle

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Formerly brewed at Dead Frog Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Aldergrove, Canada

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Christmas Beeracle is a festive, rich, warm amber ale with a glorious medley of spices including cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
stantheman (668) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 Large bottle. Very dark amber, with a bit of off-white head. Pleasantly herbal, with a balance that is reminiscent of chocolate, without actually having cocoa in the mix. A pleasant winter ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4240) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger and a half of white head that settles down to leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some cinnamon and nutmeg with some grass and light citrus. Taste is caramel malt sweetness with the cinnamon and nutmeg and possibly some ginger with a mild grassy and citrusy hoppy finish. The spices overpower this beer a bit much and resulted in a lower rating for an otherwise decent brew.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mcberko (6702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
Sample from bottle, pours a clear orange amber with a small white head. Aroma of Xmas spices (nutmeg, cinnamon), turnip and toasted bread. Flavour of metallic notes, watery bread, and light Xmas spices. Very weak and watery. Not good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
Amber and bright. The aroma is gingers and mildly spicy. Thin, messy with bland amber and a bunch of incoherent spices. Boring.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
This tastes exactly like it would taste if an ale had cinnamon and some other spices thrown into it. There is just no jiving together of this stuff, it’s way out of balance. Certainly a poor attempt at a Christmas ale, but then again, we did manage to finish the bottle!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bomber. Dark amber, moderate head. Aroma is certainly bland, of stale cardboard malts and supermarket gingerbread. The spices are not expressed well, and are barely there at all. A thin stream of generic cakey malts and light, low-grade brown sugar are the only things I taste here. Dreadfully boring.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
Thanks DougTicket for the bottle. Poured a dark amber with minimal white head. The aroma was very weak to me and I had a hard time picking out much. There was a touch of gingery spice. The taste was full of spices with a solid malt base. I get a good dose of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. I found the spice a little overpowering by the end of the bottle. Mouthfeel was smooth and quite highly carbonated. Decent christmas beer but too heavy on the spices for my regular enjoyment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011
OK Xmas beer. Sweet, possibly too sweet. Spicy, but not overspiced. Malts are toasty, with sugary notes of honey, nuts and caramel. Hops are subdued, with very subtle hints of grass and flowers. Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg are noticeable, but they’re not necessarily excessive, as mentioned. Alcohol level is low, especially for your typical Xmas beer. Overall, it’s a pleasant and relatively easy-to-drink beer suited for the holidays.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (6136) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2011
Spicy aroma. Sweet spicy flavour, too, similar to a pumpkin ale. Cinnamon, finger. Too much sugar and spice here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white ehad. Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of spices and cocoa powder. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and spices with notes of hops. Spicy finish.


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