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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 it’s 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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1414) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Aroma of dark fruit with hints of spices. Pours a clear light ruby with a full light tan head. There’s a strong blast of cinnamon, blended with the other spices and a sweet malt backbone. The spicing lingers for a while, and compares well to the other Cleveland Christmas ales.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (694) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby/amber. Sweet ginger spice aroma with honey. The taste follows exactly with cinnamon, apple, and cherry notes. Good stuff. The aroma really stands out but, the mouthfeel is a bit too thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7230) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
On tap at Fat Head’s Portland, pours a clear dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is huge on the spices, especially cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavour is the same, with not too much else going on here. Very spice-dominated. Good for what it is, but it’s not my cup of tea (or beer).

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clarkdvm (172) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draft. Aroma and taste basically your standard winter beer. Sweeter than I prefer. Cloves, cinnamon, sugar and spice predominate

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (178) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thin head. Aromas are malty--candy apple, toffee, chocolate and cinnamon. Flavors are cinnamon, milk chocolate, toffee, dried fruit, bready tones. Slight hop bite. Dry finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Pepper mouthfeel. Overall, pretty nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy red pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is heavy spiced. Cinnamon, ginger, clove, and light caramel. Tastes heavily spiced and sweet. Lots of cinnamon and ginger, light honey, caramel malt, and sweet breakfast cereal. Medium to full body. Not a big fan of this. Too much spice and generic sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at the brewpub. Actually pretty nice. copper tone, cinnamon, cloves and a touch of ginger. Sweet and bready malts. Easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2014
on tap at engine 15. pours ruby red. honey notes, cinnamon, nutmeg. medium full body with medium boost.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7959) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Ginger, cinnamon, tangy honey aroma. Chestnut with large light tan head. Sweet candied ginger, malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice spice flavor without being overwhelming.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bnokk (72) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle APPEARANCE – copper color, depleting head NOSE - excellent spice. nearly overpowering. FLAVOR - a controlled spice bomb in my mouth. NOTES - Could be my favorite Xmas beer. Nicely done Fat Head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Honey and soft ginger aroma. Pretty amber color, thick beige head. Sugary maltiness at first with plenty of honey sweetness. Ginger follows and there is some lingering, tingling cinammon on the tongue. Medium-full body, smooth and creamy. Very good.


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