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Kern River Holiday Ale 2010
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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As the Kernville temps dip our spicy rye Holiday Ale warms up the taps. It gets its kick from rye but has plenty of Magnum and Columbus hops to balance out the malt.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Draft. Dark amber, off-white head and lacing. Nose is rye bread and grains with grassy resin. Flavor is rye-tastic up front with breadcrumbs and biscuits, light toffee caramel balanced by uber-bitter resin hop flavor and bitterness. Medium body and carbonation, chewy texture. A wonderfully bitter ale with intermingling rye and hop presence well-amplified.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Not a bad beer. It has the unfortunate predicament of being the first Kern beer after the Citra. It does not compare and it seems an odd choice for a holiday ale. Rye is evident but muted. Hops are there but also somewhat muted. Maybe I was expecting too much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bomber from Country Club Liquors. Nose is of ivy, dark rye bread, and hints of caramelized sugar. Clear light brown with a medium, nicely lacing beige head. Flavor is bigtime ivy bitterness, tons of rye breadiness, and hints of caramel. Excellent new version!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Pours a medium to dark brown color with thin head and moderate lacing. Nose is pretty weak, smells like brown sugar on top of a fresh grapefruit. Taste is a little more powerful and complex, nice hint of spiciness from the rye, resinous pine and bitter grapefruit form the hops, and a good amount of residual sweetness form the crystal malt. not your traditional holiday ale, but then again, when does it snow in bakersfield? a rad beer for just $4.99


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