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Frankenmuth Christmas Town Ale

Frankenmuth Christmas Town Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2602) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
b3shine (5427) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Campy877 (171) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
bottle. Brown with small head. Nice sweet malty body with medium spicing. There’s something quite Christmas-y about this. I’m not a big fan of Frankenmuth beers, but this is a solid Christmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (478) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Has an aroma of brown sugar and fruit. There is a light hint of sweet fruity malts with some additional spices. Pretty good overall, with a nice medium body feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ICEatALAMO (938) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Draft at brewery. The pour is a reddish hue. The aroma was faint spice. The taste was very thin with not a whole lot of flavor. Disappointing, even for a christmas ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjwieczorek (10) - USA - NOV 28, 2013
Good beer for those festive occasions that call for a spicy "holiday" ale! Pours a nice brown color with an odor of mom baking a apple pie ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBeer45 (1252) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Sampled from a bottle, this beer had a hazy red-brown pour and presented a one to two finger off-white cover, it had aromas of toasted dark malt, caramel, faint chocolate, and there was some faint citrus, the flavors were toasted dark malt, caramel, a little citrus and spice, the finish had a little hop bitterness, the mouth feel was light and felt a little watery and had average carbonation, a so-so drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1163) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pour from a 12oz bottle, six pack from Hardings Grocery store. Cloudy, old brown shoe brown with nice, frothy, pale tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, modest holiday spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Taste is sweet malt at the start, a few roasted notes and nutty tones. Very modest spice emerging towards the end. A little bitter wanly emerges towards the end of the swallow, but it still ends bit on the sweet side. A little bit of vegetal funk hovers over the finish. Lingering malt sweetness for a while after the swallow. Satisfying palate with excellent mouthfeel. A good brown ale that reminds me of Newcastle, but a little simple even though it is dressed up with the spices. Modest spice is just enough to give this a bit holiday flair without being obnoxious.

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