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12 Beers of Christmas, Day 4: Long Trail Sick Day

On the fourth day, I once again got a beer I have never tasted before. This can’t possibly last all 12 days, right? On the fourth day, I once again got a beer I have never tasted before. This can't possibly last all 12 days, right? 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 4: Long Trail Sick Day 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 4: Long Trail Sick Day 2015-12-12 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Long Trail Sick Day - 75 75 75 Points Long Trail's Sick Day brown ale is just average for me. User Rating: Be the first one !

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12 Beers of Christmas: Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron (Day 11)

One of my favorite Dogfish Head beers makes an appearance on the 11th day of Beermas! Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron Producer: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery; Milton, DE Beer Name: Palo Santo Marron Style: Brown Ale Price Range: $3-4 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 12% Appearance: Black, opaque with small tan head Aroma: Wood, smoke, malty Virginia Pour House Review: Dogfish Head is one of my favorite craft breweries. Their year-round brews are normally pretty solid, especially some of their bigger beers like Palo Santo Marron. The 11th day features this big, smoky, brown ale. For a “brown ale”, this beer sure looks pretty black to me. It is opaque with a nice tan head that settles upon sitting. This beer is aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels made from Palo Santo wood and that comes through in the aroma. Despite the high ABV and big, smoky, woody aroma, this beer is surprisingly …

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12 Beers of Christmas: New Belgium Frambozen (Day 7)

The 7th of 12 Beers of Christmas is a fruity, festive beer from one of the largest craft brewers in the country. New Belgium Frambozen Producer: New Belgium Brewing; Fort Collins, CO Beer Name: Frambozen Style: Brown Ale; Fruit Beer Price Range: $2-3 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 6.5% Appearance: Clear reddish, brown, no head Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, raspberry Virginia Pour House Review: The bottle of this beer proclaims that “Frambozen” is Flemish for “raspberry.” There is certainly a lot of raspberry in the nose of this beer, to accompany the rich roasted malt and chocolate notes. The beer pours a reddish brown, almost mahogany and is perfectly clear with almost no head. Raspberry takes center stage in this one, but it’s a nice balance between sweet and sour. There are hints of roasted malt and very faint chocolate near the finish, but it it mostly raspberry. The fruit is not …

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