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Old 11-14-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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Whats your thoughts on commercial christmas/holiday beers?

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:40 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.
Primary #1 - Pale Ale
Primary #2 - Nut Brown
Secondary #1 - Air
Secondary #2 - Air

Pumpkin Ale

#1 - Bourbon Vanilla Porter
#2 - Red Rye
#3 - Cider
#4 - Empty.

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:08 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, 03:18 PM   #4
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Almost every year my favorite is Anchor Christmas Ale.
Drinking: Bush de NoŽl (Scaldis NoŽl); Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout; Theobroma; Redhook Double Black Stout IV; Leftover ESB; Cuvťe Des Trolls; St. Landelin la Divine Inspiration; Hibiscus Mango Blonde; Victory HopDevil; De Dolle Stille Nacht; Allagash Odyssey; Weihenstephaner Vitus.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:23 PM   #5
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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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Old 11-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #6
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. 'nuff said.

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by ballstorm View Post
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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