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Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Frosted Frog Christmas Ale

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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The essence of Christmas is captured in this very bottle you are holding. Perfectly blended spices compliment Frosted Frog’s rich malt flavors, creating the ultimate Christmas experience. Celebrate the holidays as you savor this very special seasonal offering.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (184) - - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Mikey, is liquid Christmas in your mouth. Little head and lacing. Aromas of apples, cherries, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins and more mulling spices. Flavor is late fall and Christmas. Yum!!! Oh yeah, and Mikey is also a nut sack!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3526) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish amber, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is hella spicy. Spiced cider, apple, cinnamon. Flavor is a straight up spiced cider, plus some caramel. Medium body. Tasty. Jimmy is a nut sack

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ICEatALAMO (1002) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
PvW bottle. The pour is a light brown, lighter than I was expecting. The aroma is all holiday spice. The taste is a perfect blend or spice and bourbon. I get a lot of cinnamon. Very impressed with this beer, whether holiday or not.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (453) - HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2014
Elég ha elcsípünk pár illatmolekulát a bohókás karácsonyi címkéjű üvegben szunnyadó főzet kitöltése során, s tudni fogjuk: a tengerentúlon értenek hozzá, hogyan kell tartalommal megtölteni a "karácsonyi sör" kifejezést. Nem tudom megállni, hogy ne említsem ehelyütt a Play-Doh játékgyurma semmivel össze nem téveszthető illatát, amit ebben sörben a fahéj, szegfűszeg, szerecsendió keblünkre ölelhető aromái képeznek le. Napokig elszaglászhatnánk az italt, betelni akkor sem tudnánk vele. Isteni scotch benyomások, a whiskey-hordóban történő érlelés legjavát nyújtják a kezdeti pikáns zamatok. Sütőtökös pite, bejgli, dió, mazsola ünnepi hangulatai járják be szánknak minden egyes szegletét, páratlanul izgalmas kortyok által megfestett, fűszeresen vibráló ünnepi ínyencségként ejti rabul ízlelőbimbóinkat.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle (2013 - Silver Cap)... Clear brown pour with ruby highlights and no head. The lush, malty aroma is heavy on the cinnamon and nutmeg with an undercurrent of other spice rack excellence. Medium to full-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor furnishes caramel and toffee sweetness interwoven with cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness. Finishes bittersweet and, of course, spice-rack spicy. Very enjoyable. The barrel really helps this beer. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1357) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy brown with quite a bit of sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are cinnamon, coconut, chocolate, and caramel - with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle shared at 4th of July BBQ (Lyons, IL). The Pappy Version. Pours a darker brownish ruby hue, copper fiery glow on the edges with some decent haziness in the middle that tapers out. Frothy offwhite head atop stays as a mellow layer, decent lacing and stick around. Aromas show pie spice, cinnamon and firmer ginger meet caramel, touches of caramel, oak and vanillin. Gentle clove and nutmeg meet some whiskey warmth a touch sweet but enjoyable. Initial is a pretty potent mélange of holiday spirit. Touches of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg meet gentle vanilla, pie spice and caramel show some oomph into the body. Toffee and gentle smoothed out spirit elements work well together. Middle shows a bit more depth, the barrel on full display with vanilla, oak, touches of gingersnaps meeting gentle toasty coconut, some toffee and toastiness. Backend is where this gets a bit warm and harsher, the smoothed out front loses it’s refinement. Finish is dry, a bit warm and spicy as we finish. An interesting beer that certainly offers some enjoyable flavors albeit a bit much for me beyond the small sampling.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1406) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014
Caramel bruine kleur met een goede crčme kraag. Ruikt bijzonder, fruitig, kruiden, kaneel, basterdsuiker. Smaakt bitterkoekjes, kaneel, speculaas, kruiden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1540) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a dark red brown beer with a good tan head. Smells cinnamon, pepper, spices. Tastes rye, cinnamon, spices. Medium body, average carbo and a sticky texture.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
I love seasonal beers, especially during the Christmas holidays! This is by far the best beer I have found during Christmas time....and my wife loved it....double bonus!


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