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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A Schlafly Ale for Culinaria. Holiday Ale is a bottle-conditioned, English-style "Old Ale" brewed at The Schlafly Tap Room on 21st Street for Culinaria, a Schnucks market. This ale is a collaborative effort by the Brewers of Schlafly Beer and our friends at Schnucks to celebrate the ongoing revival in the City of St. Louis. The Schlafly Tap Room opened in 1991 and was one of the first efforts of the modern revival. Culinaria, opened in 2009 on 9th Street, brings a fine food and beverage market back to Downtown St. Louis. Our Holiday Ale is a rich, amber-colored ale that will pair well with meats, cheeses and desserts that accompany the Holidays. Celebrate the Season in St. Louis and best wishes from your neighbors as Schlafly and Culineria.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
(750ml from Drew the brewer of the beer) medium copper with soapy tan bubbles. Nose of brown sugar, light hops, honey, fairly rich. Taste of honey, faded hops, brown sugar, rich and delicious. Oily body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2619) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2012
It poured a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of some yeast, spices and warm malts. The flavor was definitely warm malt, with hints of fruit and spices. A very good Old Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
750ml bottle poured into an English Pint. Pours a clear light brown with a small bit of white head that disappears almost immediately. Aroma of cinnamon and orange zest with a hint of caramel. Taste is light sweet. Baking spices with a little citrus and light caramel. Medium bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad...but the Christmas ale is a lot better!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Sample sat beer fest. Poured an darker amber almost brown color with a smaller head. Aroma was citrus, spices, clover, and toast. Flavor was a little ackward. Spices, with lemon zest, basement aromas. Just didnt go as well as it could have. Still a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
750ml bottle-pours a foamy tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/cocoa/spices. Taste is medium malt-roasty/cocoa/spices, some hops bite. Finishes semi dry. OK effervescence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8595) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2011
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown. Off white head. Nose of toffee, spice and caramel malts. Taste is the same. Same alcohol in finish. Full mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethdude (701) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Pours hazy red/orange with a thin head. Aroma is sweet, honey, molasses, orange peel, and slight funk. Flavor is initially bready, a slight metallic note, big grainy center (think barley wine), an alcohol wallop, and a bittersweet finish. A wreck during the transitions, but the overall package works.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2461) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle picked up in St. Louis. Pours a nice reddish amber with a massive head and a fizzy soda-like carbonation. Aromas are fairly bland... a little bit of a mixed fruit and brown sugar/caramel sweetness is about it. As best I can tell, this bottle was from last year’s batch, so it has a little bit of age on it. Flavor is a decent enough mix of thick and sugary malt, a little bit of spicing and some fruit tones that balance things out. It sits a little sticky and heavy, but is enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle. Hazy orangish brown pour with a medium light brown head with fine bubbles. Aroma is toffee, raisins, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is raisiny, toffee, brown sugar. Sweet, but overall pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4053) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2010
750 bought at Bottleworks. Spicy and malty. Sweetness is just right. Amber color with some very nice caramel tones. This is very good.

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