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Schoppe Holy Shit Christmas Ale

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (537) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 31, 2014
Light floral hops, fruity, yeasty or some weird fermented grass off-flavour. Restrained hop profile, very phenolic / alcoolic, moderate sweetness, grainy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4035) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
Appearance: Cloudy orange golden color with a big frothy white head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Heavy tropical fruity and malty.
Palate: Medium to full body. A bit sweet, and a fine bitterness. Average to flat carbonation.
Taste: Very tropical fruity, grapefruity and a solid malty back. Extreme well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Maybe a bit to much tropical fruity. Otherwise fresh and nice.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Grima

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2014
0.33 l bottle at Timo A’s. Amber color. Aromas of raisins, toffee, bread and tart alcohol. Bittersweet nutty taste with restrained citrus, raisins and tart alcohol. Hop character is harsh and tannic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (1904) - GERMANY - FEB 25, 2014
0,33 l bottle BB 05/2014 bread, hay, cereal, spruce, citrus, herbs, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5636) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig fruchtig, exotische Früchte. Geschmack sehr fruchtig malzig, lange Bitterkeit.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (2096) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Draught at Braukunst Live, badged as Holy Shit Double IPA, green hoppy nose over a malty body with a vegetal bitterness, doesn’t seem so well integrated.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (2837) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Koelschtrinker for this bottle! Pours yellow with a nice head, aroma of honey, caramel, vanilla and wood, flavor is sourish and bizarre with metal, alcohol, caramel and cookies, medium bodied.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Koelschtrinker for this bottle! As Holy Shit Ale. Cloudy yellow. Aroma of somewhat stale hops, a bit fruity. Sour and citric flavor with a bit of stale hops in the background, a grainy note and a metallic finish. Very strange, definitely infected.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (158) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from my secret santa from Berlin. Thanks a lot Kayka! Hazy amber body with a beautiful thick, creamy, really stable, white head. Fantastic aroma of tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lime, some pine and also a present malt sweetness. Taste is bitter/sweet, with more citric aromas and a honey-like and grassy, sweet malt backbone. The mouthfeel is medium, oily, maybe a bit too less carbonated and with a very good, pretty bitter and fruity finish, with a light astringency. Overal really tasty! I don’t get why this is rated so low? Offering a great hop bite, a wonderful tropical fruit explosion and a good balance between sweet and bitter, this is nothing less than one of the best (D)IPAs from Germany in my opinion!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (890) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
330ml bottle from Berlin Bier Shop. Really enjoyed this, has a wheetos aroma with an indulgent helping of fruity hops and a rye-like bitterness from the malts. Had no idea it was a Christmas ale, and has none of the spices associated with Christmas beers. Very drinkable with alcohol hidden well. Another good Schoppe beer!


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