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Old 11-18-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default Winter Lager/Holiday/Christmas Beer Poll

I am curious to find out what are some peoples favorite seasonal beers? Who has the best and even who has the worst out there.

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:42 PM   #2
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I am totally disappointed with Sam Adams Winter Lager this year. In past years it's been a great beer. This year's version taste like it isn't even related to previous year's versions.

On the other hand, I really like this year's versions of Sweetwater Festive Ale and Anchor Our Special Ale. Both are great.

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:48 PM   #3
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Two of my favorites are Sam Adams' Old Fezziwig (how I wish I didn't have to buy the entire sampler for a mere two bottles of it) and Lakefront's Holiday Spice Lager.

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I am disaappointed by Anchor Steam Christmas and Dundee's Seasonal.

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Old 11-18-2009, 10:32 PM   #5
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I am not sure if I am local, but I actually really like Sam Adam's Winter Lager. I also really look forward to Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale. I think my favorite is from Wachusett Brewery (local in New England) for their Winter. It is a heavy scotch ale and one of the best I have tried.

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Old 11-18-2009, 10:35 PM   #6
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Gotta go with the Great Lakes Brewing Christmas Ale! Cherrished among all Clevelanders! By the way, why don't you throw up a poll??

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Sierra Nevada Celebration is wonderful.

Sam Adams Holiday Porter and Old Fezziwig are very good.

Wachusett Brewery Winter Ale is not that bad. Had a couple this past weekend and was impressed with it.

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I am also really enjoying Sam Adam's Winter Lager this year. Actually, this thread came up first in Google when I started searching for a clone recipe...

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I also enjoy SN celebration ale, Old Fezziwig, and the Holiday porter.

I got a 6er of the Anchor christmas ale and I didn't care for it at all

I think I might finally get to try the legend that is Great Lakes Christmas ale, my buddy always gets some but I never see to snag a bottle

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I've enjoyed Widmer's Snow Plow (a milk stout), but it's not being bottled this year.

I'm waiting for Thanksgiving to really get into this year's releases, though I did have a Deschutes Jubelale on its release day. Yummy.

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