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Monday, November 15, 2010

Hoppin' Frog Frosted Frog Christmas Ale


Yeah yeah, I know. Another Christmas ale review. Despite it being half way through November, how could I possibly resist the urge to have Christmas early?

Brewery: Hoppin' Frog
Beer: Frosted Frog Christmas Ale
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
ABV: 8.6%
IBU: 12
Price: $7.99 / 22oz bottle

This beer pours a dark amber with a quickly disappearing white head. The aroma really hits you hard. Ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, all of which are perfectly presented. Mouthfeel is heavy, with a slight syrupy texture, very little carbonation. Flavor is huge on ginger, cinnamon, and malt. As this beer warms the alcohol becomes more pronounced. If you can imagine the scent if you were inside a gingerbread house, this beer could be it. Absolutely delightful!

Aroma: 9.5/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8.5/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 18/20

Final Score: 43/50

9 comments:

  1. Never even heard of this beer!!

    After this glowing review, though, I'm going to try and find it for sure!! Thanks a lot for the tips!

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  2. GOD I WANT IT!!! I'm not even much of a Christmas Ale kinda person, usually cause they're wheat beers with crap thrown in it, but this looks awesome!

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  3. what is it that makes something a christmas ale - is it a specific type of ale?

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  4. It's typically a stronger ale with a combination of spices used around the Christmas season, such as nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger. Other examples have used hops that come off pine-like,

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  5. I may have to show my dad this blog. He's beer fan.

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  6. Sounds nice, good review. Not too sure about the flavour though, i'd have to try it.

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  7. Great post. waiting for more updates

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