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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our winter seasonal Phoenixx rises from the great ale recipes of the UK, but we’ve brewed it with a distinctly American attitude. Deep amber in color, Phoenixx delivers subtle notes of toffee and caramel, characteristic of traditional English Crystal malt. Yet with this ale, it’s all about the hops. Made from a blend of hops from across the pond, highlighted by the Phoenix hop variety from Kent, this special brew’s signature is its complex and strong hop character. This winter, warm up with a pint or two of a British-inspired beer that’s been reborn a Texan. 15.5°

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3.8
ttutony (920) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Another seasonal I enjoy from Real Ale. Deep transparent brown in the glass. Dry roasted coffee malt notes with a nice bitterness. Pretty generous length on the finish. Very nice.

4
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Nice beer! Amber pour. Caramel, fruit, hops, citrus, mmmmm! Flavor is sweet and hoppy. I am really digging the few double ESB’s I have tried. This one is chewy and hearty. Really a good brew.

4
bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Whoah! A bottle from ericandersnavy. Eat your friggin hearts out on this one. Poured into the SA super glass. Comes out ruby tinged amber with a multifinger foamy beige head. Aroma is pretty much nice malt. Incredibly, fruitily hoppy flavor. Burns in the mouth. Any Englishman who tastes this would likely just curl up his toes. This could be my go to beer. Bet it would be, if I lived in Texas. It’s not harsh, just incredibly, smoothly, fruitily hoppy. Oh to live in Blanco. Maybe not though. Might be too far from an international airport. But if I was drivin’ through Blanco, I’d be packing back a whole bunch of this. Drink this, and your tongue will not pass into the corruption of death. Was that over the top? So is this ale!

3.1
6ROW (471) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Ruby red pour with a dense persistent tan head. big hop taste up front follwed by a sweet roasted malt taste. sweeter as is warms

2.8
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Nice brown translucence, with a lattice-work type foam on top. Bitter, nutty, malty, smoky taste. Slightly watery though. Kind of like a bitter brown, but not that great. Reminds me a little of the Duck-Rabbit Brown, only not as good.

3.3
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 Bottle from Thirdeye11. Deep red pour with a nice head. Aroma is bread, hops, toffee, and oats. Flavor is honey, toffee, spinach?, malts, and raisins. EDIT: I would leave the same score, but note a definite earthy hop and a little spiciness.

3.3
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Dark amber. Good head. Good lacing. Straw aroma. Taste of caramel, malt, and hops and then a bitter hoppy finish.

3.4
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2010
( 12oz bottle thanks to BA zdk9) Pours clear amber with oily bubbles on top. Nose of chlorine, honey, alcohol, apple and pears. Taste of earth, bitter grapefruit with a creamy finish.

4.1
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
this beer pours a deep copper with a thin white head that diasipates quickly. the aromas are fruit, malt and nut. the flavors are figs, nut and malty sweetness. I really liked this one! cheers!

3.4
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Dark amber, nearly copper color with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma, with some dried fruit and toffee. Taste is a little bitter but mostly sweet malts. The finish is a little dry, but this is not what I was expecting.


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