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McMenamins Kris Kringle Holiday Ale

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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%


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACHops (675) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5939) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syzzer (590) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2334) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (831) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (721) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2009
On tap at mill creek. Nice aroma of spice and hops. Great flavor too not too sweet but great maltiness. Finish is hops. Not bad at all. Best one I have had from them yet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Taverner (1093) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
On tap @ North Bank in Eugene. Pours brown with some head. Tastes a little earthy, but ultimately flavorless.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Immense cereal grain backbone. Caramel highlights the chewy, grainy bread body. Earthy notes throughout with very light use of holiday spice.


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