sfontain (790) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Deep brown-garnet pour with a half-finger, creamy off-white head. The aroma bottled Christmas: Nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, honey, but not overly thick or sweet. Flavor has more cinnamon and nutmeg, toffee. Medium body, somewhat frothy granular carbonation; medium-heavy sticky. Beat the pants off Great Lakes Christmas and also more appropriate for the holidays.
TheBear11D (213) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The 12 Dogs of Christmas pours a fairly clear rusty amber with a small beige head that doesn’t last long. the aroma is overflowing with various spices. I can pick up cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to go with caramel and bread. The flavor is caramel initially with ginger and nutmeg also present and cinnamon shines in the end. Overall this is a decent brew.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Brown with small head. Sweet with lots of holiday spicing -- perhaps a bit too much. A little syrupy and overdone.
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - This dark brew has a lingering off-white head and an aroma of caramel and dark fruit. It tastes of sweet caramel malt and spices with a roasted finish and a little chocolate. It’s full bodied and pretty good.
brummbar (2) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: lovely spice, cinamon and ginger
Appearance:drank it from a lovely bottle
Taste: heaven, my favorite xmas ale, i love the use of ginger to bring it all together perfectly
Palate:washes over the tongue in waves of soice goodness
Overall: where have you been all my life 12 dogs of xmas. Glad i have a few bottles left to get me through this winter
Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber brown. Nose is all honey and obviously some winter spice. Taste is lots of honey with a large dose of ginger. Mouth is medium. Overall an excellent winter ale. 8.3abv yet very drinkable. Definitely one of my faves. Sorry Great Lakes!!!! I still love your beers!
YodaHop (1) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite Xmas ales because of the copious, but nicely balanced use of ginger. My sister brought me a six pack for xmas and I was pleasantly surprised.
Very drinkable, you dont realize your drinking an 8.3 percent beer.
I need a road trip to Akron to try on tap.
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Greg on January 11th, 2013. Malty, kinda sweet, a bit too many spices that made it a bit sweet.
violetness (2) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this Christmas ale. It’s a mild beer with a pressing spice flavor on the finish. Gong down its smooth and light, perfect for the holiday get togethers and for doing by the fire.
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very good beer. The bourbon flavor was not over the top which added a few extra points for me. Good beer from a really good brewery
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
different..aroma of spices,vegetables..good color..something i usually wouldn’t drink but bought on a whim just to try.