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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 weve 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, its all about the hops. Made from a blend of hops from across the pond, highlighted by the Phoenix hop variety from Kent, this special brews signature is its complex and strong hop character. This winter, warm up with a pint or two of a British-inspired beer thats been reborn a Texan. 15.5

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Not totally impressed with this beer. The malt profile seems jagged and not very well blended. The hoppy finish does not work well either, and is somewhat bland. Overall, this is a relatively bland and unexciting beer, but worth trying if you are in the mood for something a bit lighter than most.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KevinReddirt (141) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Real Ale has a great lineup of 22 oz. bombers at a reasonable price. Phoenixx is one of them. Poured into a handled bar stein it gives a dark amber body with a fairly slim almost white top. Fairly light on scent I do smell grain and sourdough. A taste improves on the nose, I get maltiness, toffee and more of that grain. Plenty of bitterness, not a bad thing. English ales do not float my boat but this is a good representation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (1052) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Medium caramel color with a thick creamy head. Aromas toffee, caramel, pineapple. Flavors caramel, light smoke, toffee, light herbal hop. Medium bodied. Light to medium sweet. Decently balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ctipping (1847) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
12 oz. bottled poured into a pint glass. Originally reviewed 6/1/2011. Small off-white head tops a dark amber body. Clear and very dark. Not much lacing on this at all. I dont get much hops. I get some pine aroma, but its second to the malt, which is quite toasty. Follows the smell. Not much hops up front. Goes right into a burnt toast malt flavor. Very bready. Its accentuated by a strong bitter aftertaste. Heavier mouthfeel than I was expecting. Strong bitter finish makes it feel heavier than it really is as well. Its not really smooth or easy drinking at all. Interesting take on an ESB. The flavors are overwhelming in a negative sort of way. Too bitter of a finish and the malts are too burnt tasting. I get that its a double ESB, I just dont love how it comes together.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1816) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bourbon color with a thin head, nice lacing. Aroma of tobacco, maybe mint and plum. Nice mouthfeel, soft on the tongue. Very well balanced and a great take on the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1434) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Clear light copper pour, thin white head. Nose is caramel. Leaning bitter. Middle is toffee and roasted grain. Finish is bittersweet. Eh?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7822) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Plano, Tx - Total Wine - North Plano - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, sticky khaki colored head, nice rings of lacing. Aroma has some nutty accents, some cola notes. Interesting flavor with some subtle bitterness with hints of citrus, light nuttiness, some saffron-like spice, a touch of licorice. Thickish mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 16 Sep 2012 -- Good brew, notes reflected great enjoyment. Also, apparently was entertaining me while watching the Jags. Go Jags!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (914) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle at home, pours dark copper with thin off white head. Aroma is malty, syrup and caramel and a bit of fruit. Taste is malty, semi sweet caramel, a bit of fruit and balanced with a hoppy bitterness. Slightly oily body, medium carbonation. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ethanTHEtrill (57) - - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle from a friend. Poured into a British pint glass. Small white head, dark copper almost brown color. Aroma is nutty and sweet. Nice mouthfeel, bit dry finish; notes of several hop varieties, slight sweetness, and little malty bite. Solid beer thank you real ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mendezmatthew (7) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
Nutty, caramel, nice firm bitterness, medium-length finish, citrus, not much sweetness


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