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Frankenmuth Christmas Town Ale

Frankenmuth Christmas Town Ale
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Sweet toasted dark malts and American hops are brewed with just the right amount of holiday flavors to create a medium-bodied brown ale whose taste and aroma is unmistakably Christmas.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (640) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown. Aroma of toast, but as it warms you can pick up some gingerbread. Small tan head. Flavor of toast and caramel. Solid, but not exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle poured in a bulb shaker. Pours slightly cloudy ruddy red. Aroma is sort of like Vanilla Ice Cream. Initial flavor is sweet with ginger and cinnamon spice. Finish is more rough with some unrefined malt notes. Thin mouthfeel. Good concept but lacking in fit and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (507) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Tap. Murky red. No head or lace. Mild nose of Christmas spices. This beer... doesnít match itís description at all. However, itís pleasantly sour (almost like a Flanders red) with the mildest hint of spicing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukedarock (183) - Howell, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Taste is there but faint, the rest of this beer is missing, itís on the brink with a little tinkering

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Motobashi (76) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Poured a dirty red with minimal head and light carbonation. Faint caramel notes. Very light hint of spice. Nice, spicy flavour. Not overly bitter up front but a bit more bitterness on the finish. Moderately long. Light bodied and a bit of an oily texture. Overall fair. Not something I would go out of my way for a second of. But enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gilvanblight (801) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Clear rust brown, pour with very little head. Nice scent. Spicy. As in spices. Nice and warming and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/18/2013. Pours moderately hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, bread, light cinnamon, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of malt, spice, and fruity ester flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice winter warmer style. Good balance and robustness of malt, spice, and fruity ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
b3shine (5844) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks subpar; a transparent copper with no real carbonation or lacing. Smells of bland malt. Tastes like it smells with a bit more flavor. Average (at best) on the palate. Unimpressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kgr132 (1) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
Draft at local pub. Clear. Reddish brown color with little head. Aroma hinted at spice but still led with the malt. Flavor was as expected for a lightly spiced brown ale. Very drinkable, although nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Campy877 (179) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft. Had this brew right at the brewery in F-muth. The color had the expected maroon brown color with thin light brown head. Scents are of predominantly all spice and malts. Taste is a little thin. I was expecting a more full bodied flavor. Overall fairly average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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