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Fat Heads Holly Jolly Christmas Ale

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Once upon a frozen evening way up north, a sweet local honey named Holly inspired our Jolly Fat Man (as only Holly can) to create this festive spiced holiday ale. We think you will enjoy his holiday creation with itís aromas and flavors of Christmas day. Sweet malt, ginger, honey and cinnamon spice. Sip this by the fire with your significant other. Who knows, maybe it will lead to a little inspiration of your own. From our Jolly Fat Man to yours, Happy Holidays.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1580) - - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Lots of ginger and brown sugar with a hint of cinnamon. Sticky mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (594) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
On draft. Dark cooper color with thin head. Cinnamon aroma. Flavor is similar with a little metallic. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yinzerita (14) - - NOV 22, 2014
Goes down extremely smooth. Little bit of honey and nice blend of spices. Good start to the winter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steelhead3686 (250) - Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown/copper with a medium off white head. Somewhat earthy fall aroma with some sweet notes from the honey and a slight nutty hints. This beer really tastes like christmas. It has just the right sweet and bitter. You can feel the spices in the medium body and clean texture. Very clean finish that is almost cinnomon with a hint of sweetness. This is a very good Christmas ale. I hope they donít change a thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3586) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
bottle - Pours mostly clear red with a small, light tan head. The aroma is of caramel and dark fruit. It tastes sweet with caramel and a little spice, mainly cinnamon. Medium to full bodied. Fairly good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. A big sweet spicy nose. Sweet toffee, nutty, caramel, spices. Pretty smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle from Caponeís during X-mas 2013. Pours hazy chestnut with tan head. Nose is caramel maltm spicy nutmeg, cinnamon, clove. Tastes caramel malty, with x-mas spice, and a smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (644) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Appearance was clear ruby brown with diminishing creamy off white 1/4 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are holiday spices with sweet toffee malts and estery fruits English yeasts. Taste are sweet caramel, pale and chocolate malt base with ginger, cinnimon, nutmeg, vanillia, hints of acidic fruits and slightly dryish malts. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, spicy average length malty holiday finish. A great holiday winter warmer, try it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottled, amber to walnut brown color with creamy skim foam, aroma is medicinal, flavor of caramel , gingerbread and eucalyptus, Vicks

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2197) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12oz bottle from jsquire. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small fast fading off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and spices. Taste of sweet caramel and toasted malts, cinnamon, and a hint of dark fruit.


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