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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Hoppy Claus, available for a limited time, is an amber ale brewed with Belgian malted barley and a 'secret' blend of spices. This seasonal brew represents Hoppy Brewing Company's dedication to crafting the finest ales available today.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, slight hops, and light spices. Poured orange in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Some medium-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, spices, and some bittering hops. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, spice, hop finish is lightly sweet and medium bitter. 7.8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
22oz bottle 12/31/11 (Binny’s Glen Ellyn)-44° in Lager Glass-Pours a light to medium amber with a small off white covering for a head. Aroma of spices, caramel, and matl. Taste of spices, malt, caramel, and toffee. This medium to full bodiedbrew is well balanced and goes down quite easily. Nice holiday brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (8698) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Pours cloudy amber with a thick beige head and a spicy aroma. There is an herbal caramel malt flavor with a very bitter spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3949) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
22 Dec 2011, bottle. light amber, clear, occasional bubbles, frothy head. malty aroma with some very faint spices that i couldn’t identify. med body and moderately fizzy. i don’t know why they call it a malt beverage instead of beer. up front there is a resiny hop, sugary red fruit malt, and maybe some spices. alcohol is pretty prominent but not dominant. pretty nice. a bit bitter finish. i like this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9365) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bomber. Pours copper with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, orange zest, nutmeg, perhaps ginger,and hops. Tasted malty, with the spiced and hops complementing each other. A good holiday ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to bhensonb. Poured amber with an off white head. Aroma was a huge blend of spices and maybe some dark fruits. Flavor was spice, citrus, Orange, pine, and caramel. Body was medium with medium carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bomber: pours red-amber with medium off-white head and low carb. Aroma is slightly vegetal with some cinnamon and caramel. Flavor is disjointed with cinnamon and nutmeg bittering the tongue, while vegetal hops run around in the background together with a little caramel malt. Palate is mild sweet with a lingering bitterness that takes over. Maybe this beer would do better with a little time but not my favorite now.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnoel09 (570) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Deep copper color with no real head. Aroma has a variety of spices and is reminiscent of gingerbread. Flavor matches the aroma well with some bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall a nice winter beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Spiced aroma. Hazed amber color with a nice tan head. Hoppy and spiced flavor. A great holiday beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3137) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
lots of herbs with a strange funkiness. hops are short and bitter with a spicy assortment


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