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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The Beer that Saved Christmas is an old ale aged in oak barrels with a mixture of wild bacteria. Notes of chocolate, cherry, vanilla and carmel can be found in this holiday beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #34. Bottle shared by jackl at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, spice, mild toast. The taste is tart fruit, caramel, spices, herbal hops. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark red is brown with a thin tan head..Nose is oak, caramel, dark fruits.. some sweetness, spice..Taste is nice carmel, spice, oak, bitterness..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours dark brown with eggshell head. Aroma is subtle chocolate, tootsie roll, sourness but seems off. Taste is slightly sweet chocolate, dark fruit, tart/sourness dominating the backend. Thin mouthfeel. Got better with some air, reminded me of a porter I brewed once that was infected, but I’m sure thats what they were going for here. Expected more

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5788) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Brown pour with white head. Aroma is dried fruit and light abv. Light chocolate and spices. An ok beer that is medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2014
bttle from tleaver33 deep amber, tan head. nose of pitted fruits. sticky sweet body full of caramel, pitted fruits, light sour. is a bit cloying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown color with light tan head. Vanilla, dry wood, rich dark caramel, light alcohol aromas. Medium bodied. Mildly tart dark fruits, wood tannin flavors with a rich dark caramel, vanilla sweetness___good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2014
500 ml waxed and capped bottle received from my in-laws as a Christmas gift. The pour is a hazed brown, opaque with a small town head. The aroma is cocoa powder sweet along with roast and a soft hint of soy. A bit of the oak wood comes out as the beer warms. The taste is sharp almost acidic bitter roastiness up front, followed by a fruit prune element and then moving towards the cocoa flavors of the nose The beer finishes with warming alcohol. Nicely integrated flavors. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with active carbonation and a bit of an oily slick mouth feel. The alcohol warms, but doesn’t distract. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Fruitcake in a glass. Glad to taste. Too bad there might be a problem with infection. Smells great. Tastes great. Hope they do this again!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2555) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours a three-finger cream/beige head that fades slowly to a ring leaving some lace. Deep opaque brown color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit and oak nose. Flavor is dark fruit, oak, vinous grapes; high ABV is mostly hidden. Decent old ale. Pricey at $13.50 for a 500ml bottle from a Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME. And first bottle from Oklahoma after 3400 bottles.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Beautiful pour, tons of head and sticky lace. Smells sweet, bready, and syrupy; underlying taste is sweet but there's spikes of sour everywhere. No idea what it wants to be; not good.


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