NFR Seasonal ales

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  1. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Just gotta say, the "Snow Day Winter Ale" from New Belgium Brewing is excellent.
    I highly recommend it! :cool:
     
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    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Stuck on the old classic Jubelale. BUT a glowing recc always makes me try something new :)
     
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    Anchor Christmas Ale is always one of my favorite winter seasonals.
     
  4. Matt Baerwalde

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    Over halfway through a growler of Jolly Roger.
     
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    Agreed. But my current favorite is HUB Abominable.
     
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    FESTIVE ALES, LONDON PRIDE, RUDDLES, ABBOT ALE, MY BEST FRIENDS OVER XMAS, OF COURSE YOU WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL TO THE UK TO SAMPLE. GO ON YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE. BREWED IN ENGLAND, DRUNK IN ENGLAND, (SMASHING).
     
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    Gotta second the Anchor Christmas
     
  8. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Had jubeale for the first time the other day and loved it, not to hoppy for me like snow cap is.
     
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    Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
     
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    Solitary Confinement by Skookum Brewery. Aged in whiskey barrels....
     
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    I've been liking Ninkasi Sleigh'r. I thought it was going to be really hoppy like Snow Cap but it is very easy drinking, similar to Jubelale.

    Fremont Brewing Abominable is good as well.
     
  12. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Love me some Sleigh'r and Jolly Roger.

    But, my favorite "seasonal" beers that come out around now aren't the holiday beers. They're the big, barrel aged imperial stouts... And the beer that is tied for best beer in the world for me:
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    Current consumption rotation includes Elysian Bifrost, Jubelale and the always in season can of Guinness.
     
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    I prefer the barrel aged stouts as well. My favorites are Deschutes The Abyss and Big Sky's Ivan the Terrible.
     
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    Firestone Parabola, Firestone Anniversary Releases, and Full Sail's Black Gold have knocked Abyss waaaaaaaaaaaay down the list for me. Try those if you haven't.
     
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    Belgian St. Bernardus Christmas Ale and Austrian Samiclaus are my two favorites at Christmas time. Mad Elf from Troegs in PA and Jolly Roger are my favorite U.S. made beers.
     
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    I usually love Parabola, this years release was not as good as previous ones to me. Too boozy, too sweet... but yeah all those you mention are great. Two things from Europe that I really love are De Molen's Hel & Verdemoenis(netherlands) and HaandBryggeriet's Odin's Tipple(norway). My understanding is that the distributor (Shelton Brothers) does not distribute in Washington so I'm not sure if you can find them up your way.
     
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    GRRRRRR......you guys are making me miss beer so so much. I've found decent GF beer, but the only affordable ones that I like are the Omissions, but I am craving a good stout or porter.
     
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    One of my favorite winter beers!!
     
  20. Jake Dixon

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    In a day? That's impressive.

    Anybody else tried the No-Li Winter Seasonal? It's not as dark as most, but it's been my favorite so far this year. Those of you in Spokane can get it at the brewery; around here, I've just found the 22oz bottles.
     

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