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Old 11-14-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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Whats your thoughts on commercial christmas/holiday beers?
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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I like some. I think they are a good thing especially to change it up from what you normally buy.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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Southern Tier released 2XMAS ale this year and it's pretty damn good, but Great Lakes Christmas Ale is still my favorite.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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Almost every year my favorite is Anchor Christmas Ale.
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I haven't really found many/any that I like...most seem to be overwhelmingly spiced for my taste
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. 'nuff said.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:32 PM   #7
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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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