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Olde Hickory Christmas Ale
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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We believe our Christmas beer is the perfect beer for a merry season. Brewed from fond childhood memories of fresh baked cakes and cookies, Christmas Ale is made with Local Honey, Fresh Grated Ginger, Cinnamon Stick, and Fresh Orange Zest together with the finest two row barley, pure water, hops, and love. This special holiday beer is best enjoyed in the company of family and friends.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8765) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours a hazy red color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, ginger, honey. The taste is toasted malts, cherries, honey, citrus, ginger. Thin-medium bodied, slightly warming in feel, not in a boozy way. Maybe not the best beer, but Iím really liking it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2232) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap at Olde Hickory. Pours a copper color with white head. Spice, nutmeg, malty flavors. Not too bad Christmas beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours clear, rich gold with a fine, creamy head. Wintery spices on the snout, fine toasted sugars, bread, citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor, plenty of holiday spices, creamy caramel, faint pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with lingering spices and bready malts. A nice wintery, spiced beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
On tap @ Olde Hickory. Pours a clear copper appearance with a thin tan head. Mint, ginger, citrus / orange, and spices in the nose. Carbonation a bit thin. Ginger ale flavor. Orange peel and maybe some herbal / spruce / mint notes as well. Moderately sweet. Low bitterness. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamT (176) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
22oz bottle from Brewmasterís in Wilson. Orange-brown hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing head. No lacing. You can smell the spice, orange & cinammon. As it warms you get a hint of honey aroma. Strong spice on the initial taste with a long spice finish. Not much different then some pumpkin brews that I have tried, I liked this and will look for it next year.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westmeister (1805) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Growler Pour. Pours amber with weaker head. Smell is cinnamon, clove, ginger and a hint of citrus. Taste is on the weaker side of spicing which isnít necessarily a bad thing. However, the palate is quite thin so the sweet finish is rather quick and the spice in the end is a bit underwhelming. Honey is noticeable though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mbtrailbuilder (13) - , North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Decent holiday ale, but a bit weak for my tastes. Good mix of spices, none overpowering like some holiday ales. I think if you raised the gravity closer to 8-9% with the same spice mix youíd have a real winner.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
magsinva (879) - Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle from App vintner - pours clear amber with a tan head. Aroma is light, herby, cinnamon, ginger, and alcohol. Taste is watery bittersweet. Palate is thin and mildly astringent. Overall, a bit wimpy for a winter warmer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle from Samís Quick Shop. Pours brown with a thin khaki head that leaves no lacing. big ginger notes on the nose. Itís a bit cloying on the tongue. finish lingers a bit. Not the best effort from Olde Hickory

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Great aroma of floral and spices with an active orange pour, balanced spice taste and small warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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