Advent Beer Calendar: Day 5: Sly Fox Christmas Ale

Sly Fox Christmas Ale label designToday’s pick is Sly Fox Christmas Ale. I don’t really know anything about the beer, or the brewery, but I’ll trust BeerAdvocate on this one: a score of 87 with a 100% reviewer approval rating. The Sly Fox site gives this description:

A malty, full-bodied red ale made with traditional mulling spices: Ginger, Clove, All Spice, Cinammon & Nutmeg. If this one doesn’t get you into the Christmas spirit, you truly are a Scrooge.

The BeerAdvocate reviews all indicate the beer was served on-tap, though the Sly Fox website says it’s currently not on tap, with the line "6.5% ABV bottled, 5.5% ABV draft"—so it may be offered in a bottle, but if not, you’ll have to be in Pennsylvania to try it when it’s available.