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BillBeer247 11-14-2012 12:08 AM

christmas ales
 
Whats your thoughts on commercial christmas/holiday beers?

pdxbg 11-14-2012 12:40 AM

I like some. I think they are a good thing especially to change it up from what you normally buy.

BargainMugs 11-15-2012 01:08 PM

Southern Tier released 2XMAS ale this year and it's pretty damn good, but Great Lakes Christmas Ale is still my favorite.

DromJohn 11-15-2012 02:18 PM

Almost every year my favorite is Anchor Christmas Ale.

Lazarous 11-15-2012 05:23 PM

I haven't really found many/any that I like...most seem to be overwhelmingly spiced for my taste

ballstorm 11-15-2012 05:26 PM

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. 'nuff said.

jsberry 11-16-2012 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ballstorm (Post 4592537)
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. 'nuff said.

I agree, it is very good. The body of a barleywine without over-heaviness; the freshness of an IPA without over-bitterness. And, none of the funky flavors (pumpkin, allspice, etc.) that befoul most seasonals.


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