Frosted Frog Christmas Ale (Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Co.)

Frosted Frog sounds kind of like it should be a breakfast cereal for kids. Mmmm. Marshmallow amphibians. The name in and of itself was enough to entice me.  So without further adieu here is your second Christmas miracle.

Frosted Frog Christmas Ale is one of the highest percentage beers we’ve done so far this year at 8.6% ABV.   The body color is a dark reddish tint (seems a little darker than Shiner, but similar to the caramel) with the head an off white.  The aroma is nothing but cinnamon and as it warmed up I could smell ginger, and some nutmeg.  The taste is also mostly cinnamon with a bit of a semi-sweet taste and an earthiness that I couldn’t quite figure out until Amber read the label and said that was ginger.  I’m not big on beers with ginger in them so this one I’m not a big fan.  I thought the cinnamon was good, but a tad too much in the nose.  It could use some more alcohol in the flavor. I think it might be a little earthy for most, but that’s just a guess.

I guess Santa brought something for both of us this year.  She likes ginger beers and I don’t.  I like cloves in beer and she doesn’t.  I’m glad it worked out so well.  Thank you for reading these posts, but you should probably get back to your family now.  You at least have to keep up the appearance that you enjoy their company.  Christmas ales help with that as long as you drink them in moderation. Merry Christmas and be sure to keep checking back as the Winter ale week(s) continues.



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