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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
onceblind (9655) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Clearish amber with a thin off-beige cap. The aroma is malty sweet with some light caramel and crystal nuttiness, with a light touch of grassy pine. The taste is nice and smooth, thorough maltiness with a semi-sweet earthy caramel, with a smooth grassy and pine resin bitterness throughout that really shines during the long lasting finish. But theres this herbal bite throughout that I can’t describe other than French fry seasoning. It’s light, but there. Not in any bad way. Just has that bbq salt-ish twang.

3.4
nellycale (213) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2013
From bottle. Pours a rich amber hue with a thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel, spice and a touch of citrus. Taste of bitter, caramel, mild spice, and some malts. Almost a tea flavored finish on the palate. Pretty good for this style. nicely bittersweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
9th February 2013
Very hazy deep amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Mild fine carbonation. Mild minerals. A little creamy malt, slightly thin. Mild sweet orange and pine. Finishes neutral. Decent and manages to evoke English tangyness!

3.9
DenverLogan (1213) - LA, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
From 12 oz bottle stating best by 9.14.12, so I’m a little late! Poured in a Great Lakes tulip glass. Pours copper-brown color with large beige head. Aroma of malt sweetness almost like a light brandy and bourbon blend with a light touch of smoky spices. Moderate carbonation and penetrating mouthfeel. Flavors of big British hops and dark roasted malts. Very bold and flavorful, with tropical fruit concentrate, floral hops, some bitter kava kava root. Overall rich and complex, challenging but tasty for the big beer lover.

3.7
kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Pretty good spin on the style. In fact an improvement. Hoppy floral aroma. Nice dark golden, copper color. Decent fizzy head. Hops bitterness up front with nice malt backbone to support it. Carbonation is high but doesn’t detract. Malt has a sweetness found in most English ales. Good offering.

3.6
UnionBeerCzar (82) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2013
12 ounce bottle to snifter, pours red/brown/burnt sienna with a pillowy beige head. Nose is piney hops and sweet malt, very pungent and noticeable especially for the style. Mouthfeel is medium light with likewise carbonation, hop bitterness and gin up front giving way to the malt bill on the finish. This is a fine and different brew from a region of the U.S. that is making great beer and I didn’t even know it, Texas Toast!

3.1
jerseyjohn71 (309) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
clear- redish color, tan foam head, good lacing rings with every gulp, lightly bitter, thin feel, light body,

3.5
dfinney23 (3269) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Pours deep amber with a dense off-white head. Aroma of caramel, spice and a touch of citrus. Taste is nicely bittersweet.

3.5
BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Central Market bottle. Really tasty and well balanced with a strong malt backbone and a strong hoppiness. Just a little kick from the alcohol. Not a big style for me but I enjoyed this bottle.

3.4
Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Sample at Hay Merchant in Houston. This brew pours a reddish-copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, toffee and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, sweet toffee and ripe fruit. The finish is sweet and malty up front and leaves an herbal hops aftertaste. Decent overall.


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