Christmas Ale

2003 edition (I think). BB 03/28/04.

Beautiful red/brown dark color with a smashing looking head, lovely thick, tan color with some nice lacing.

Rich, smooth fruit and marzipan aroma. Mouthfeel is good, but it doesn’t quite live up to the smell which is much, much richer. To be fair it would be difficult for the taste to match the smell.

Taste is perfect for the style. Lots of cascading fruits, with a drier than expected hop based finish.

A really interesting beer, it has a dark Belgian fruity feel and at the same time a dry, hoppy finish. These are competing features but they seem to juxtaposition uncommonly well.

I enjoyed it.

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10/07/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.6 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.53
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