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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
This beer’s name sums up the ideas of bringing the best together to celebrate. It is filled with seasonal flavors from generous amounts of toasted and caramel malts, mixed with equally generous amounts of honey, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. We feel it is the perfect libation, filled with flavors of the season.

bluemeow76's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Nice spicy Christmas seasonal. I feel like I want to drink it curled up by the fire. Nice thickness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2321) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 18, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Dark amber with decent sized creamy beige head, faint caramel aroma, medium carbonation, spicy caramel taste with ginger and cinnamon flavors, thin body, long spicy finish. Not bad but reminded me of licorice, which I don’t like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Amber-brown color and mostly opaque with a scant beige crown; subtle clove and ginger spice with a nice caramel cake maltiness and honey sweetness; medium body, calm mouthfeel; deceptive alcohol (that will quickly catch yo with you) and easy to drink; one of Thirsty Dog’s best beers and one of my seasonal favorites as it brings back lots of happy memories!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvbunited (68) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
No Christmas cheer with this beer. It is too bitter for a Christmas ale and the attempt of spices was poor. Overall you can do a lot better in a Christmas ale than this one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2839) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. There is a ton of ginger in this. Malty, bread, cracker. Ginger is overwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Not a great holiday beer. Pours a nice clear Amber color with little head. Smells of malts, cinnamon and caramel. Taste is mostly just malty with a bit of cinnamon. One note. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3518) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Brought sixer to a holiday family event. Nose caramel and Christmas spice nose. Tastes of malt, nutmeg, caramel, pepper, pine, Christmas in general. Overall pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
On tap at Bar Louie Polaris, Columbus, OH. Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale is a darker copper clear brew with a fine head of tiny white bubbles. Nose is strong of honey, cloves, ginger and other yule spices. Taste is initially a little sweet malt, but is strong with spice almost past what I would consider enjoyable. the body is medium and a little lively. Overall a stronger spiced winter warmer . A bit much for me, but I like my spiced beers a little more subtle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (1365) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Drinkable but a little to spicy for me. I’m aware that is what they were going for but it misses the mark. Drinkable in a pinch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turboninja (505) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle@home, from Constantino’s, Cleveland, USA. Medium/light slightly sweet aroma with berries like cranberry. Dark bronze color with minimal head. Medium taste with berries and Christmas notes like cinnamon. Some honey. Somewhat unbalanced. Medium/narrow taste spectrum and shot aftertaste with some berries. Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Overall, nice, basic product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Sweet, dread allspice aroma. Clear, tea-colored. Fun label. Standard longneck. Oatmeal head. Sweet, spicy, buttery. Goes a little flat, body is lighter than I expected. Toffee finish with allspice/nutmeg. Not bad by style, just not my cuppa beer. Marinade material. ABC Liquors, Betton.

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