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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Once upon a frozen evening way up north, a sweet local honey named Holly inspired our Jolly Fat Man (as only Holly can) to create this festive spiced holiday ale. We think you will enjoy his holiday creation with itís aromas and flavors of Christmas day. Sweet malt, ginger, honey and cinnamon spice. Sip this by the fire with your significant other. Who knows, maybe it will lead to a little inspiration of your own. From our Jolly Fat Man to yours, Happy Holidays.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (872) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Dark brown translucent color with a ring of an off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is much better this time around- raisins and spice with a deep fruitiness. Flavor is all spice, cinnamon and nutmeg with some caramel notes. Pretty good overall and now cheaper than Great Lakes Christmas Ale so Iím glad there are alternatives to the overhyped, overpriced local staple.
11/8/2012: (5)(3)(7)(4)(1 brown color with minimal off-white head and light lacing. Aroma smells like a wet dog but I kinda like it. Flavor has intense deep fruits with a pinch of spices on the tip of the tongue and a light sweetness at the very end.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1597) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2016
on tap at Craftyís in Northeast Phila - nice dark reddish color. Sweet aroma and flavor of cinnamon and clove. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angelaneat89 (1) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2016 does not count
I love how the smell of ginger and cinnamon hits you when you open it, The color is beautiful, WIll drink again

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (3124) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Taster at source - nose is potpourri. Sip adds potpourri. Dry. Malty. Not too spicy. Growing on me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (256) - Stow, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Bottled on 11-03-16 12 ounces. Thin head Deep caramel in color. Yeasty malt taste with subdued spice profile. Smooth with light carbonation Very drinkable Christmas ale. Above average Christmas ale!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2016
12 oz bottle pours a hazy reddish brown with a small head and little lacing. Aroma has cherries, cinnamon, ginger, and plums. Taste is sweet and spicy with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Body is medium to full with average carbonation. An interesting brew that got better as it warmed up. It made me think of Swedish glogg. Iím not a big fan of Christmas ales, but at $1 on closeout in May, I had to try this. Not bad at all.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2016
Deep caramel color, thin leave is nice finger high. Spicy nose, as is taste, a little too much for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (4109) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2016
@ Fat Heads 16-3-10: Mycket sŲt med toner av burbon, ingefšra och socker. Speciell men ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8821) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub in Portland. Amber with a small head. On the sweet side with spices, mainly cinnamon. Also some light malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2788) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Pours a reddish brown color with ivory colored head. Spices, toast, roasted malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvbunited (72) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
This is a very complex Christmas ale. I really enjoyed the hints of spices and honey that this beer has. Right balance of malt hops and spice. I would recommend it to anyone


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