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Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Frosted Frog Christmas Ale

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1348) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Marrón rojiza medianamente turbia. Mínima espuma ligeramente tostada que pronto queda en nada. Nuez y especias en el aroma. Whisky y canela en el sabor, envueltos en malta. Calorcito alcohólico. Cuerpo medio y alta carbonatación. Buena cerveza de Navidad, sin estar a la altura de las grandes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcmisko (354) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Brown, no head, smells like fresh christmas cookies, and ginger bread. Taste is dominantly spices, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg. There are toasted malt notes hidden in there too, but it’s under all that spice. The spices are balanced, and though obvious, not too annoying for me. Carbonation is low. After taste has a slight warming from the spice, not very boozy at all for 8.6%.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5838) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Leighton. Aroma is huge cinammon, sweet, Christmas spices, little soapy, Yankee candle. Reddy copper coloured pour with a thin off white head. Flavour is sweet, nutty, caramel malts, Christmas cake, with big Christmas spices, cinnamon, ginger, mint. Flavours have rounded out nicely. Palate is full, sweet, viscous, warming alcohol. The couple years of age have done this bottle pretty well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Clear brown colour, white head. Spicy aroma, caramel, vanilla, wood, brown sugar, malts. Sweet flavour, brown sugar, spices, cinnamon. Sweet finish, cinnamon, Christmas spices, bourbon, caramel.
(from 66cL bottle @ ZZT XI, Oirschot. Bedankt voor het delen, Dré & Angela!)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT XI. Clear amber color, small off-white head. Smell and taste herbs, spices, cinnamon, sweet, lightly caramel, wood. Decent body and carbonation. Compared to the regular version this is way better. It’s drinkable. But it is a herb, spice mostly cinnamon bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zzt’11. Brown color with a small head. Smells and tastes cinnamon, caramel. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT11. Clear copper colour with a very small off-white head. Smells cinnamon, rooibos, herbs, spices, sweet. Tastes cinnamon, sweet. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
(bottle - 22 oz - 2012 vintage) Dark copper pour with a thin white head. Huge spice and caramel aroma. Lots of caramel and a very mild spice in the flavor, and I was pretty sure I could detect some coconut hints in there as well. Big malt bomb with some light spice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (239) - - 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 (4762) - 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


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