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RATINGS: 892   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Specialty Belgian malts create a deep garnet color and a truly rich old European flavor in our classic Christmas Ale. And the generous amount of crystal hops adds that extra spicy aroma to your pint, perfect for a wintry night. Our Christmas Ale brings good tidings and joy to each Holiday Season. A two-time Gold Medal Winner in the World Beer Championships.

The original Goose Island Christmas Ale clocked in at 5.7% ABV. There was no 2010 vintage. The 2011 vintage saw a bump to 6.2% ABV but no new entry. The 2012 vintage was bumped up further to 7.5% ABV.

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3.2
cgarvieuk (24156) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2010
bottle at home .... copper ... bubbly tan head .... sweet mellon toffee malt nose .... way too fizzy .... quite bitter ... lots of hops ... litle pine ... soft malt base ...would be better with fizz exterminated

3.8
Rasmus40 (20300) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2011
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, heavy malty, caramel and flowery hoppy. Flavor is Medium sweet and rather bitter. Very nice. 151210

3.8
Theydon_Bois (19189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle at JFs, from BOE, 20/04/13. Presume 2012 vintage - bottle states 7.3% ABV. Opaque chestnut brown with a thin beige film that retains well. Nose carries dark fruit notes, caramel malt, sugars, hops bringing up the rear. Taste comprises brown sugars, light spice, dark fruits, caramel, hint of booze. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry in the finish. Really good stuff!

3.6
rlgk (18847) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Amber/mahogany beer with beige head. Malty aroma, milky, yeasty, little roasted, some spices, bready. Spicy flavor, malty, hoppy, some fruits, nice body. Malty finish with spices.

3.6
saxo (18208) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are roast malt, nuts, caramel and hops.

3.1
TBone (17429) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottled 29.11.05
Copper brown color, small creamy beige head. Milk chocolaty and toasted aroma. Grassy, malty, a bit roasted flavor - very bock like, not an old ale type.

3.5
chrisv10 (17269) - DENMARK - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle from 2009. Hazy brown/amber with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, nut, hops and sweet.

3.7
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle, 22oz. 2009 vintage. Its a clear, dark golden colored beer, the head is small and beige. Toffee, alcohol notes, dried fruits and a pleasant hoppyness in the aroma. The flavor is much the same, with a pleasant bitterness bringing balance. Sweet and bitter finish, full body. A nice and tasteful beer well suited for the Holiday season. 101015

3.6
brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
A: The beer pours a dark copper color with a very ample tan head. S: An interesting combination of scents. A lot of spice such as all spice and cinnamon, along with some citrus (mostly orange), and a substantial caramel component. T: The taste is similar to the nose. The citrus is quite dominant on the front end of the sip. The spices are a bit more muted, but the sweet caramel is the main flavor throughout the middle of the sip. There is a slight pine bitterness on the finish. M: The body is medium and the carbonation is surprisingly moderate, considering the massive head. D: The moderate alcohol and pleasant flavors make this beer quite drinkable. Im not necessarily the biggest fan of Winter Warmers, but this one has a nice combination of flavors and aromas.

3.2
jtclockwork (16424) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle - pours brown - nose/taste of cocoa, caramel, malt and spiced date - medium body.


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