Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2017 uvajed (188) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice winter/holiday ale. Local to me, but no one seems to know about it, since Great Lakes is easily THE dominant local brewer. Anyway, I like the spiciness of Jingle Bell, as it doesn’t seem over done. Some sweetness and a little hop bitterness in the mix. Doesn’t seem as ungodly heavy as some Christmas beers. Definitely worth a try if you see it. On tap at Panini’s last year, bottles at ACME this year.
Sample at the brewpub. Clear reddish-amber color with a thin light beige head that dissipates quickly to a wispy film. Top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Aroma of caramel, spice and vanilla. Light to medium body with flavors of spiced fruit, mild hops and vanilla. The finish is sweet with a spice and vanilla aftertaste. Slightly above average overall. BVery (11364) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Deep maroon pour with a huge head. Every other drink I’m waffling on whether I like this or am cool to it. Fruitcake and spice aroma, and maybe slightly medicinal cherry. Taste is pretty decent - gingersnap, some molasses, candied fruit. Lots of carbonation. dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
cough drop, really through me for a loop, did not expect the initial cough syrup taste, grew on me after two, sure the 7 % aBV helped, but would not do again, have 2 left from a 6 pack bottle cheap (6089) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
On tap at vintage estate. A little more orange than a pale lager. Creamy thin head. Has a sweet cotton candy aroma. Interesting melting powder sugar mixed with vanilla er something spices. Quite unique. Very fine lacing. Has a slight bitter undertone. Some medicinal linger on the finish. Even so, its not as bad as I thought it would be. Yes a decent holiday beer. Soft mild creamy co2. Good overall Christmass beer experience.
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2011
This poured a semi murky dark red color with a beige head. Aroma was of some sort of weird spice, almost like frankensense, but very overpowering and a bit off putting. Taste was much the same as the aroma, very spice, but overdone completely and covers up the malts underneath.