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McMenamins Kris Kringle Holiday Ale



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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Our traditional Yuletide ale, Kris Kringle holiday ale, has been standardized to avoid the huge variations in the consistency of spicing in previous releases. This year's concoction is a medium-bodied, amber-colored, innards-warming winter ale spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. Starts pouring November Grains: Pale Ale Malt; Caravienne; Great Western Crystal; Scotmalt Chocolate Hops: Bittering: Chinook; Aroma: Tettnanger Spicing: Varies by year Specifications: Original Gravity: 1.060; Terminal Gravity: 1.013; Alcohol by Weight: 4.8%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (2534) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Too hoppy for me, but all the flavors are right. Sampled at the University of Oregon campus location.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2015
On tap at Oak Hills. A: Cloudy brown color with a thin off-white head. N: Citrusy with orange syrup, grapefruit, then pine, earth, and biscuit. Hint of bark. T: Bitter and citrusy. Goodly sweet. M: Medium body, foamy carbonation, light alcohol. O: Santa would prefer this one of those that I tried today. Aggressive with a solid base.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Cloudy read pour, no head. Aroma is herby and for some reason reminds me of tomato juice. Taste is bitter, and the bitterness pretty much lingers all the way through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACHops (1362) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap @ White Eagle. Pours dark reddish amber with minimal head. Aroma is big rich caramel malt and a hint of spice. Taste is clean, lightly roasted caramel malt. Earthy, oaky undertones. Hops are minimal and let the malt shine. Spices are somewhat muddy and linger on the finish, allspice is the only one I can really pick out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8412) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap at the always fun Imbre Hall. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head, some ruddiness to the appearance. The aroma is fresh fruity hops and spices. The flavor mirrors this with lots of hops and lighter spices, a medium malt balance with chocolate and pale malt. Pretty nice, very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2012
This is a pleasant seasonal winter ale. Not much on the hop front (below mild) which was boasted, but definite detection of bitter finish. Very light carbonation. Weak off white head. Ok malts

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
My choice of drink while watching Brave at the Kennedy School. Pours a hazy light brown. Partially Scottish and the rest winter ale. Malt focused with a slight cider taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2012
draft. pretty solid holiday special. darker amber in color. a little flat. smooth spicey and light hop bitterness. i’d order again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Clear dark amber color/ beige head. Tea leaf, spicy hop, toasted caramel aromas. medium bodied. Lightly sweet, toasted spicy caramel flavors with tea leaf, woody hops, nicely bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
From a tap,dark ruby,malty,lightly sweet,medium body,not bad at all would drink again.

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