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RATINGS: 80   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 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.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Atom (1436) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a bright amber hue and a large khaki head. Aroma of holiday spices, cinnamon, ginger, slight coriander, with some orange peel. Taste is sweet of cinnamon and nutmeg followed my ginger and honey with underlying hints of oranges. All spices and flavors are unique and present pretty well rounded. Unfortunately, holiday ales along with many of the spices here are just not my thing. However if it is this would be a good one for you.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (2159) - 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 (1813) - 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 (1842) - 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 (7938) - 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 Ė 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 (3075) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1621) - - 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 (608) - 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 (17) - - 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.


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