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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A winter seasonal made with all English Pale & Crystal malts. Hopped with Phoenix, Kent Golding, Challenger, and Target hops in the boil and dry hopped.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3334) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Central Market bottle. Really tasty and well balanced with a strong malt backbone and a strong hoppiness. Just a little kick from the alcohol. Not a big style for me but I enjoyed this bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9183) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Sample at Hay Merchant in Houston. This brew pours a reddish-copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, toffee and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, sweet toffee and ripe fruit. The finish is sweet and malty up front and leaves an herbal hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Brown in color with a bit of a haze. Perhaps a one finger head that dissipates into a nice ring with a touch of sheen. Lacing is good. Has the smell of a good caramel malt, with some grainy overtones, and just a touch of sweet fruitiness. Tastes lightly bitter caramel malty, with well balanced hoppiness and a touch of bitter citrus. It’s got a good amount of carbonation for the style. Mid-bitter aftertaste with lingering maltiness. Drinks fairly well for the style, which is not my favorite. Still a pleasant offering tho.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
slick golden bitter beer. nice maltiness. had once on tap and happy to see it in bottles

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2009) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2012
021112. Tap at the ging man, houston tx. Pours clear copp with a nice head. Aroma caramel, toffee. Sweet ripe fruity taste. Almost like a barley wine. Not Bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6458) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Draught at the Alamo Drafthouse - Village, Austin, Oct. 19. Pours a deep amber with an average size long-lasting foamy off-white head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma has a good amount of fruity and spicy hops along with some fruit, caramel malt and a hint of spice. Flavour is fruity, hoppy and quite spicy and has a good bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not sure what style this is supposed to be but it’s pretty darn good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tried this on tap at The Flying Saucer in Addison, TX. Sweet malty aroma. Notes of caramel and toffee in the flavor profile, good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3694) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Amber color out of the bottle with a small off white head. Nose with toffee, alcohol, and some citrus hops. Rich toffee and burnt caramel sweetness with a strong grapefruit rind hoppiness. This feels bigger than 6.6% ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1476) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Real Ale’s Phoenixx Double ESB has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a hazy (which gets moreso with swishing of the bottle), copper appearance with some bubbles and a few lacing splotches. The aroma is of sharp hops and a little sourness. Taste is of piney, mentholated hops, and some brown bread (Roman Meal brand). Absolutely no alcohol is detected. The mouthfeel is light to medium, and Phoenixx Double ESB finishes mostly dry and fairly drinkable. Overall, this beer is really good and interesting, and I strongly advise giving it a try! RJT

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aroma of carmel, toffee and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, carmel and light eartrhiness with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.


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