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Gift Of The Magi - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
86
very good

634 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 53
Gots: 91 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
It seems that everyone knows the story of the Three Kings. Sent to follow the star in the sky each brought a gift for the baby they sought. One King brought Gold, the other Frankincense and the other Myrrh. Many breweries produce a Christmas Seasonal beer and this is our beer to celebrate the holiday season.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-10-2007)
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Gift Of The Magi from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.