RateBeer
overall
80
90
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A malty, full-bodied red ale made with traditional mulling spices: Ginger, Clove, All Spice, Cinammon & Nutmeg. If this one doesn't get you into the Christmas spirit, you truly are a Scrooge. Released each year on Thanksgiving Eve.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hfmejias (818) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured a reddish dark brown with a little bit of head. Aroma of spices and nutmeg. Taste very consistent with aroma plus cinnamon and ginger, It is a nice tasting brew but I’m having a hard time finding the beer in it; never the less perfect for winter all the spicing warms you up a bit.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
On tap at Victory Lane.
Appearance: Clear amber body, no head.
Aroma: Light spices.
Taste: Malty with nutmeg and cinnamon.
Palate: Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation.
Overall: Good Christmas ale, not as spiced as most.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (635) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
12 oz can from The BeerHive in Pittsburgh. Plenty of spice and everything nice. A very good Christmas beer with enough mystery to keep you guessing as to the recipe and ingredients.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4095) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 1/9/13, 2012 Edition

Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet, with lots of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.), and some bread
Appearance: It pours a mahogany color with a large, frothy beige head and streaks of lace
Flavor: The taste is all about the spice too, with lots of bread, much like a spice Christmas cake
Palate: The body starts medium, it is overly carbonation, and really thins out in the mid-end palate
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty decent Christmas spice beer, but that is a lot of spice. Add that to the carbonation and the thin finish, and I had a few issues with this one that kept me from truly enjoying it.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volsconti (21) - - JAN 2, 2013
Not the best Christmas Ale I ever taste. It tasted a bit too much like spice and not enough beer. Nothing beats Great Lakes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Champagne Bottle. Cinnamon, nutmeg scent. Deep brown, mahogany pour, transparent, with a white foamy head. Moderate cinnamon fronted flavor to nutmeg with some wheaty, graininess to the finish. Medium bodied with a very bubbly, frothy feel. Overall, a great lower ABV Christmas ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Wow they canned this one. It was a good winter warmer tons of spicing in it so stay away if you are not into that kind of brew. I think they went a little heavy on the nutmeg but that spice is a bitch to work with in any sort of cooking. Enjoyable none the less

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Can. Ruby brown pour with tan head. Floral aroma with light spice and vinous aroma tones. Cinnamon, nutmeg tones with like grape/floral flavors dominate flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
The 2012 version. Thanks to Tomm Carroll for bringing this one out. Just a medley of spices in this orange hued beer. You can almost taste each individual addition but I got ginger most followed by cinammon. Lovely label as well.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
The Sly Fox brew has a dominant flavor of cinnamon, coriander, cloves and spices. This beer has a great taste upfront but eventually got on my nerves and was too overpowering. Good density and body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 23


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50